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Mondelēz on track to deliver 2020 sustainability goals

mondelezMondelēz International is making significant progress on its Impact for Growth program, designed to push the company towards advancements in sustainability, health and safety by 2020.

The 2017 progress report released on Tuesday, shows progress on sustainable agriculture and environmental footprint goals, as well as global expansion of healthy lifestyle and nutrition programs in at risk communities.

Chairman and CEO Dirk Van de Put said that having a positive impact on the planet and communities is at the core of the business.

“Today, we’re producing snacks more sustainably, with less energy, water and waste; and sourcing our key ingredients in ways that reduce deforestation in our supply chain. We’re empowering farmers and investing in community programs that help improve the well-being of children and their families,” he said.

The global FMCG giant focused on four key areas to create a positive impact for people and the planet: sustainability, well-being snacks, communities and safety. In each area, the company has specific goals that it is striving to achieve.

The confectionery company has reduced CO2 emissions by 10 per cent, water usage by 25% and eliminated over 50 tonnes of packaging.

Fifteen per cent of global eggs sourced were cage-free, meaning the company is on target to use 100 per cent cage-free eggs in the U.S. and Canada by 2020 and in the rest of the world by 2025.

More than 12 per cent of revenue from individually-wrapped portion control snacks that are 200 calories or less; on target to achieve 2020 goal of 15 per cent. Sodium was reduced  by 1.4 per cent across the total snack portfolio.

Mondelēz allocated more than $45 million to healthy lifestyle community partnerships across 18 countries to increase the nutrition knowledge of children and provide opportunities for physical activity and access to fresh fruits and vegetables.

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