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Mondelēz Philippines shares its 2018 Global Impact Progress Report with significant stride 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.

“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 Mondelēz 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 [time]. We are also proud to share our local achievements, which contribute to these goals.”

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.

Sustainable Snacking. Creating a future where people and planet thrive in by resilient ingredient-supply chains, reducing environmental impact and developing zero-net waste packaging;

Reduce 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;

Reduce global incoming water usage by 22 percent at locations where water is most scarce. On target to reach 2020 goal of eliminating 65,000 metrics tons of packaging, 98 percent of the local packaging used by the company in its manufacturing plant are already either recycled or recyclable;

Achieve an 18-percent reduction globally in total recordable incidents and 11-percent decrease in total incident rate for all employees. In the Philippines the company recently celebrated the achievement of 4-million safe effort hours in its plant;

Mindful Snacking. This includes refreshing snacking experience, redefining product portfolio, inspiring mindful snacking habits focusing on savoring each bite and mobilizing innovative partnerships for impact.

Achieve global goal two years ahead of target, reaching 15 percent of net revenue from portion-control snacks. 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 three-piece packs 29.4g, Cadbury Dairy Milk Share Packs 15g and belVita single 20g;

Improve the nutrition and ingredient profile of our biggest-selling brands. Locally, the sugar content of Tang powdered beverages has been reduced by as much as 40 percent since 2008; and

Allocate 95 percent of the $50-million global investment to healthy lifestyle-community partnerships. 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, providing a clear road map for the years ahead:

  • Reducing environmental impact by committing to make all packaging recyclable by 2025;
  • Scaling Cocoa Life sustainability program even further so, by 2025, all chocolate brands will source their cocoa from Cocoa Life;
  • Minimizing food waste and end-to-end carbon-dioxide emissions, and prioritizing water usage by 2025;
  • Growing portion-controlled products to 20 percent of global net revenue by 2025;
  • Including portion amounts and mindful snacking information on all packages globally by 2025; and
  • Creating and continuing to invest in community resiliency and well-being through Mondelēz International Foundation.
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