FDBusiness.com

Mondelez International Achieves 100% Palm Oil Sustainability Milestone Two Years Early

 Breaking News
  • Sysco Grows European Business Sysco Corporation is to acquire Kent Frozen Foods, a successful UK-based food service distributor with revenue in the year ended 31st December 2016 of £47 million. The acquisition, which is conditional upon approval from the Competition and Markets Authority, will see Kent Frozen Foods join Sysco’s other UK businesses, including Brakes, Fresh Direct and M&J [...]...
  • Nestlé Nominates Three New Independent Directors to its Board Nestlé has announced that it proposes Pablo Isla, Chief Executive Officer of Inditex; Kasper Rorsted, Chief Executive Officer of adidas; and Kimberly A. Ross, former Chief Financial Officer of Baker Hughes, for election to its Board of Directors. The elections will take place at the company’s Annual General Meeting on April 12, 2018. At that time, three current directors, [...]...
  • Increased Funding For Promoting Europe’s Agricultural Products The European Commission has launched the calls for proposals for programmes to promote European agricultural products throughout the world and within the EU. A total of €169 million is available to co-finance the programmes, up from €142 million in 2017. Programmes can cover a wide range of issues from general campaigns on healthy eating to [...]...
  • The Coca-Cola Company Announces New Global Vision to Help Create a World Without Waste The Coca-Cola Company has announced that it is fundamentally reshaping its approach to packaging, with a global goal to help collect and recycle the equivalent of 100% of its packaging by 2030. This goal is the centerpiece of the Company’s new packaging vision for a World Without Waste, which the Coca-Cola system intends to back with a multi-year investment that [...]...
  • Partnership that Mitigates Cross Contamination Fits Like a Glove Two world leaders in their respective fields have combined their expertise to create Europe’s first bona fide antimicrobial nitrile gloves. Unigloves new Fortified single use gloves incorporate silver ion technology from BioCote®, which has been scientifically proven to destroy 90% of bacteria within just 15 minutes and 99.5% in only two hours – BioCote is also proven effective [...]...

Mondelez International Achieves 100% Palm Oil Sustainability Milestone Two Years Early

Mondelez International Achieves 100% Palm Oil Sustainability Milestone Two Years Early
January 20
14:38 2014

Mondelez International has achieved Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) coverage for 100% of the palm oil it bought in 2013. This is two years ahead of the company’s existing commitment to cover all requirements by 2015 through a combination of RSPO-certified oil and Greenpalm certificates that support sustainable production.

“Achieving 100 percent RSPO is an important milestone toward our long-term commitment to only buy palm oil that’s produced on legally held land, doesn’t lead to deforestation or loss of peat land, respects human rights, including land rights, and doesn’t use forced or child labor,” says Dave Brown, vice president of Global Commodities and Strategic Sourcing. “We recognize the need to go further, so we’ve also challenged our palm oil suppliers to provide transparency on the levels of traceability in their palm oil supply chains.  Knowing the sources of palm oil supplies is an essential first step to enable scrutiny and promote improvements in practice on the ground.”

In the first months of this year, Mondelez International will review results from suppliers and publish an action plan during the second quarter 2014 to give priority to supplies that meet the company’s sustainability principles, and eliminate supplies that do not, by 2020 at the latest.

The company’s work in palm oil is part of a wider commitment to sustainably source key agricultural commodities. Its 10-year, $600 million investments in signature programs Cocoa Life and Coffee Made Happy are helping farmers create thriving communities, while Harmony, its successful European wheat sourcing program, is promoting biodiversity and good environmental practices.

With 2012 revenue of $35 billion, Mondelez International is a world leader in chocolate, biscuits, gum, candy, coffee and powdered beverages, with billion-dollar brands such as Cadbury, Cadbury Dairy Milk and Milka chocolate, Jacobs coffee, LU, Nabisco and Oreo biscuits, Tang powdered beverages and Trident gum.

About Author

mike

mike

Related Articles



Food & Drink Business Conference & Exhibition 2016

Upcoming Events

  • January 19, 2018International Green Week
  • January 20, 2018Sigep Rimini
  • January 24, 2018International Bulk Wine and Spirits Show (IBWSS)
  • January 28, 2018ProSweets Cologne (Int'l Sweets and Biscuits Fair)
AEC v1.0.4

Jobs: Logistics

find food jobs

The Magazine

F&D Business Preferred Suppliers

New Subscriber





Subscribe Here



Advertisements