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DEERFIELD, Ill. — Mondelēz International Inc. has made significant progress toward its 2020 sustainable agriculture and environmental footprint goals.
As outlined in its 2016 Impact for Growth Progress Report released this week, Mondelēz met several of its well-being targets ahead of schedule.
"Our future is rooted in helping people snack in a balanced way and enjoy life with products that are safely and sustainably sourced, produced and delivered," said Mondelēz Chairman and CEO Irene Rosenfeld. "That's why we focus our efforts on delivering positive change for people and the planet while driving business growth. I'm proud of our strong progress overall and particularly in well-being snacks where we were able to reach many of our targets ahead of schedule. Building on this foundation, we'll continue to lead with authenticity, integrity and transparency."
The company focuses its effort on four core areas: sustainability, well-being snacks, communities and safety. Highlights of its 2016 progress include:
- Reduced water use by 18 percent at priority locations where water is most scarce
- Eliminated 46,300 metric tonnes of packaging, achieving two-thirds of its 2020 goal
- Achieved goal to have front-of-pack calorie labeling globally
- Improved nutrition profile of overall global portfolio, achieving the 25 percent increase of whole grain ahead of schedule, and reducing saturated fat by 6 percent and sodium by 5 percent
- 84 percent of external manufacturers and 96 percent of suppliers are certified against a Global Food Safety Initiative
- Allocated more than $42 million to healthy lifestyle community partnerships across 14 countries
To read more about Mondelēz’s sustainability goals, visit Convenience Store News sister Progressive Grocer.
Deerfield-based Mondelēz is one of the world's largest snack companies, with 2015 net revenues of approximately $30 billion.