On Oct. 21, we announced our sustainability goals for 2020, an ambitious end-to-end approach to reduce our carbon footprint. The new goals include:
Reducing absolute carbon dioxide emissions from manufacturing in line with science-based targets
Reducing deforestation within our agricultural supply chain
Focusing water-reduction efforts in high-priority locations
Eliminating another 65,000 tonnes of packaging material
Reducing total manufacturing waste by 20 percent
By leveraging our position as the world’s largest snack company and focusing where we can make the greatest impact, we continue to build on our heritage of leadership in sustainability.
“Our Sustainability 2020 goals place us at the forefront of the fight against climate change and support our ambition to be the leader in well-being snacks, while reducing costs and generating efficiencies that accelerate our growth,” said Hubert Weber, Executive Vice President and President of Mondelez Europe. “In 2014, we were a year ahead of schedule in accomplishing our 2015 goals for packaging, greenhouse gas emissions and net waste. These new goals take our commitment a step forward using the power of our global resources and partners to drive meaningful change at scale.”
To secure key raw materials and support smallholder livelihoods, we will continue to invest and expand our signature Cocoa Life program to empower 200,000 cocoa farmers in six key origins. Ultimately, we aim to source all of our cocoa sustainably, mainly via Cocoa Life. We will also maintain our European Harmony wheat program and go beyond this by creating a global approach to wheat.
“Our Sustainability 2020 initiatives on energy, water and waste reduction will improve efficiency and create the fuel to accelerate growth. The goals also support our cocoa and wheat programs to ensure we have a sustainable supply of these key raw materials,” added Weber.
These goals are a part of our Call for Well-being, a call to action focused on four areas that are critical to the well-being of the world and where we can make the greatest impact: sustainability, mindful snacking, communities, and safety.