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Mondelēz International delivers strong progress against its sustainability and mindful snacking goals

12:30 PM May 17, 2019

Mondelez Philippines utilizes a Biomass Boiler in its Sucat, Paranaque manufacturing plant, which uses biodegradable sources of fuel like rice hull and coconut husks. This is one of the many ways the Company is making the right snack for consumers, for the right moment and made the right way.

Mondelez Philippines today shared its 2018 Global Impact Progress Report, announcing significant progress against its 2020 Impact Goals. The report highlights how the world’s leading snacking company met a major global well-being target, achieving 15 percent of net revenue from portion control snacks, two years ahead of expectations. The report also describes advancements against the company’s 2020 global environmental footprint goals. The significant progress the company continues to deliver against its impact goals demonstrates its mission to lead the future of snacking by creating snacks made the right way, for both people and the planet.

“We believe that consumers should not have to choose between snacking and eating right, or to worry about the impact their snacking choices have on the world and their communities,” said Ashish Pisharodi, Country Director of Mondelez Philippines. “Our company is playing a significant role in making snacking both sustainable and mindful by creating a future where people and planet thrive, and evolving our portfolio to inspire mindful snacking habits. We are proud of our global progress in 2018, particularly in well-being snacks, where we were able to reach a major goal ahead of schedule. We are also proud to share our local achievements, which contribute to these goals.”

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The company focuses its efforts on areas where it can have the greatest impact and drive meaningful change at scale in sustainability and mindful snacking.  Following are highlights of the company’s 2018 global progress:

  • Sustainable Snacking: creating a future where people and planet thrive by creating resilient ingredient supply chains, reducing environmental impact and developing zero-net waste packaging.
      • Reduced absolute CO2 emissions from global manufacturing by 10 percent. The company’s plant in the Philippines now runs on sustainable geothermal energy, which will help reduce carbon emissions. It also utilizes a Biomass Boiler, which uses biodegradable fuel sources like rice hull and coconut husks.
      • Reduced global incoming water usage by 22 percent at locations where water is most scarce.
      • Eliminated 59,600 metric tonnes of packaging globally, on target to reach the 2020 goal of 65,000 metrics tonnes of packaging eliminated. Locally 98% of the packaging used by the company in its manufacturing plant are already either recycled or recyclable. Three Philippine public elementary schools are also set to receive recycled plastic play areas from the company. These play areas will be made of ecobricks, or plastic bottles stuffed with plastic packaging.
      • Achieved an 18 percent reduction globally in Total Recordable Incidents (TRIs) and 11 percent decrease in Total Incident Rate (TIR) for all employees. In the Philippines, the company recently celebrated the achievement of 4 million safe effort hours in its plant.
    • Mindful Snacking: rethinking the experience of snacking; evolving the product portfolio with more options; inspiring mindful snacking habits that focus on savoring each bite and mobilizing innovative partnerships for impact.
      • Achieved our global goal two years ahead of the target of reaching 15 percent of our net revenue from portion control snacks, which are individually wrapped and 200 calories or less. Portion control snacks of the company which are locally available include Cadbury Dairy Milk Lickables 20g, Cadbury 5Star 15g, Mini Oreo pouch packs 23g, Oreo 3-piece packs 29.4g, Cadbury Dairy Milk Share Packs 15g and belVita single 20g.
      • Improved the nutrition and ingredient profile of our biggest selling brands, reducing global sugar levels by 1 percent in Milka and Oreo. Locally, the sugar content of Tang powdered beverages has been reduced by as much as 40% since 2008.
      • Allocated 95 percent of our $50 million global investment to healthy lifestyle community partnerships, impacting the lives of 1.5 million children across 18 countries by increasing their nutrition knowledge, providing opportunities for physical activity and access to fresh fruits and vegetables. In the Philippines, the company has adopted as many as 16 public elementary schools, impacting 4,500 students, through feeding programs and other nutrition interventions under the Joy Schools program.

The company remains committed to using its global scale and focus where it can continue to make the biggest difference and has outlined its 2025 Global Sustainability Goals, providing a clear roadmap for the years ahead:

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      • Reducing our environmental impact by committing to make all packaging recyclable by 2025.
      • Scaling our Cocoa Life sustainability program even further so that by 2025, all chocolate brands will source their cocoa from Cocoa Life. Cocoa Life is the company’s global cocoa sustainability program.
      • Minimizing food waste, end-to-end CO2 emissions and priority water usage by 2025.
      • Growing portion-control products to 20 percent of global net revenue by 2025.
      • Including portion amounts and mindful snacking information on all packages globally by 2025.
      • Creating and continuing to invest in community resiliency and wellbeing through Mondelēz International Foundation programs and partnerships.

For the full report, or to read the at-a-glance summary, click on the links below.

  • 2018 Impact Progress Report
  • 2018 Impact at a Glance

    Snacks company Mondelez Philippines, Inc. recently broke ground on its Recycled Plastic Play Areas. The Company, known for making delicious snack products like Tang, Eden cheese, Cheez Whiz, Oreo cookies, Toblerone and Cadbury Dairy Milk, is taking action on plastic litter by turning them into play areas for its adopted public elementary Joy Schools: Holy Spirit Elementary School in Quezon City; and Camp Claudio Elementary School and Rogelio Gatchalian Elementary School, both in Paranaque City. The play areas will be constructed by its partners First Balfour, together with the Philippine Business for Social Progress (PBSP) using ecobricks. These are plastic bottles stuffed with shredded plastic packaging, with each weighing at least one kilo. For a period of three months, Mondelez Philippines and its three partner Joy Schools were able to collect 990 plastic bottle ecobricks to turn into the play areas. Present during the groundbreaking were (L-R) Antonette Catungal, PBSP Admin Specialist; Salvacion Canares, Feeding Coordinator for Holy Spirit Elementary School; School Principal Zenaida Mallillin; Toff Rada, Mondelez Philippines CGA Country Manager; Can Buharali, Mondelēz International CGA Director – SEA and AMEA, and Esterlita Hernandez, School Property Custodian. The recycled plastic play areas will be officially inaugurated later this year.

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