Mondelez International Releases First Well-being Progress Report

 Breaking News
  • European Commission Clears Bayer’s Acquisition of Monsanto The European Commission has approved under the EU Merger Regulation the $62.5 billion acquisition of Monsanto by Bayer. The merger is conditional on the divestiture of an extensive remedy package, which addresses the parties’ overlaps in seeds, pesticides and digital agriculture. Commissioner Margrethe Vestager, in charge of competition policy, says: “We have approved Bayer’s plans to [...]...
  • Management Plan to Fortify Fishing Sector in Western Mediterranean Sea The European Commission has proposed a multi-annual plan for fish stocks in the western Mediterranean Sea. The proposal covers demersal fish stocks, ie fish that live and feed at the bottom of the seabed, and bring a significant income to the fisheries sector in the region. According to the latest data, it is estimated that in 2015, [...]...
  • Major International Summit in Belfast to Tackle Escalating Problem of Food Integrity Food-security experts from all over the world will converge on Belfast from 28-31 May 2018 for a major Summit on how to feed a growing global population – amid massive challenges such as climate change, Brexit, labyrinthine food-supply chains and food fraud on a global scale. The Belfast Summit on Global Food Integrity will be chaired by Professor Chris Elliott [...]...
  • Cargill’s Launches De-oiled Rapeseed Lecithin Products In response to growing consumer demand for label-friendly ingredients, Cargill is introducing a new range of de-oiled lecithin products to complete its portfolio of GMO and non-GMO lecithin products.  A first to market in Europe, Cargill’s de-oiled rapeseed lecithin products help bakery and snacks manufacturers deliver the recognizable ingredient label that consumers want, at an [...]...
  • Tetra Pak Scoops Top Award For Manufacturing Excellence Tetra Pak’s packaging material factory in Izmir, Turkey, has received the world’s top award for manufacturing excellence. In doing so, it becomes only the 22nd factory worldwide to win the prestigious award in more than 40 years. Appraised by the Japan Institute of Plant Maintenance​, the World Class Total Production Maintenance (TPM) Award is presented to facilities that [...]...

Mondelez International Releases First Well-being Progress Report

September 10
09:56 2014

Mondelez International has issued its first report highlighting the company’s progress against its global well-being goals. The report details important stepsMondelez Internationalhas made to meet key well-being metrics in the areas of mindful snacking, sustainability, communities and safety.

“Our business success is directly linked to enhancing the well-being of the people who make and enjoy our products and to supporting the communities where we grow our ingredients. It’s this belief that inspired our Call For Well-being,” saysIrene Rosenfeld, Chairman and CEO. “We’ve made important progress in answering this call. Yet we realize there’s still more to be done. We’ll continue working with our employees, partners and communities to develop solutions that help create lasting change.”

The Call For Well-being brings together employees, partners and suppliers to coordinate actions in the four key areas that support its global strategy to protect the well-being of the planet. Since the company’s launch inOctober 2012,Mondelez Internationalhas advanced its well-being efforts by providing consumers with mindful snacking options; securing a sustainable agriculture supply; reducing its environmental footprint; partnering with communities to promote healthy lifestyles; and ensuring that the people who make and enjoy the snacks it makes are safe.

Following is a summary of the company’s progress toward achieving these goals:

Mindful Snacking

  • On target to meet goal of delivering 25 percent of revenue from Better Choices by 2020. In 2013, 22 percent of revenue was from Better Choices products.
  • On target to increase individually wrapped portion control options by 25 percent by 2020. Since 2012, Mindful Portion products grew by 7 percent.


  • On target to reach goals to sustainably source key commodities. In 2013, 10 percent of cocoa, 56 percent of coffee and 44 percent of West European biscuits were sustainably sourced. Also, established third-party verification for theCocoa Lifeprogram that will measure its impact on farmers and their communities.
  • Achieved goal to have 100 percent of palm oil RSPO (Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil) – two years ahead of 2015 commitment.
  • On target to reach global goals to reduce greenhouse gases (GHG) and water use in manufacturing by 2015. In 2013, reduced water use by 11 percent and GHG emissions by 9 percent.
  • More improvement needed to reach goal of reducing energy use in manufacturing by 15 percent by 2015. Reduced energy use by 6 percent through 2013.
  • Exceeded goal to reduce manufacturing waste by 15 percent by 2015 – 46 percent reduction through 2013.


  • On target to meet goal to invest$50 millionin lifestyle community partnerships. In 2013, allocated $25 millionto programs covering 10 countries.


  • On target to achieve FSSC 22000 (Food System Safety Certification) for all internal manufacturing facilities by 2015. By end of 2013, 75 percent of manufacturing sites were FSSC 22000-certified.

Mondelez Internationalwill provide annual updates on these metrics moving forward.

About Author



Related Articles

Food & Drink Business Conference & Exhibition 2016

Upcoming Events

  • March 28, 2018FOOD INDUSTRY
  • April 4, 2018The leading event for the snack and food-on-the-go market
  • April 5, 2018Slow food The forum for good taste
  • April 10, 2018EXPO XXI Warsaw International Expocentre
AEC v1.0.4

find food jobs

The Magazine

F&D Business Preferred Suppliers

New Subscriber

Subscribe Here