Mondelēz International is set to accelerate its action on climate change through innovations in food manufacturing, targeting ambitious sustainability goals for 2020 through an end-to-end approach, to reduce its carbon footprint.
Speaking at Gulfood Manufacturing last week, Alan Smith, managing director for GCC-Pakistan at Mondelez International, discussed how sustainability is one of the key ingredients shaping the future of the food industry in the Middle East, alongside the role food companies can play to accelerate innovation and focus on consumer well-being.
“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 Smith. “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 further, using the power of our global resources and partners to drive meaningful change at scale.”
The sustainability goals are part of Mondelēz International’s Call For Well-being, a call to action focused on four areas that are critical to the well-being of the world and where the company can make the greatest impact: sustainability, mindful snacking, communities, and safety.
The new goals include reducing absolute carbon dioxide emissions from manufacturing in line with science-based targets; reducing deforestation within its agricultural supply chain; focusing water-reduction efforts in high-priority locations including the Middle East; and eliminating packaging material.
By leveraging its position as the world’s largest snack company and focusing where it can make the greatest impact, Mondelēz International continues to build on its heritage of leadership in sustainability.