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  • Overall approach
    5/14
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      0/6
      Deforestation commitment
      Commodity-specific
      0/6
      Palm oil
      "No deforestation: palm oil plantation development should not take place in Primary Forest, High Conservation Value (HCV) areas, High Carbon Stock (HCS Approach) forests, or use fire in plantation operations, after 31 December 2015"
    • Signatory to an initiative tackling deforestation
      1/1
      Signatory
      Yes
      1/1
      New York Declaration on Forests; Tropical Forest Alliance 2020 partner; UN Global Consumer Goods Forum
      Mondelez International Inc. are a part of or have signed the UN Global Consumer Goods Forum, the New York Declaration on forests and the Tropical Forest Alliance. 
    • Awareness of the value of forests
      1/1
      Awareness
      Yes
      1/1
      ""Deforestation makes up the largest part of our carbon footprint, which is why it's so important for us to address this issue head on.""
    • Target to reduce emissions from land-use change
      0/3
    • Reporting on emissions from land-use change
      3/3
      Report LUC emissions
      Yes
      3/3
      2018, "Data from our 2018 LCA show the contribution to emissions from land-use change for our cocoa, palm oil and soy that we buy directly, based on publicly available scientific datasets of sector averages for each raw material".
      "Data from our 2018 LCA show the contribution to emissions from land-use change for our cocoa, palm oil and soy that we buy directly, based on publicly available scientific datasets of sector averages for each raw material". This equals a total of 5,047,000 tonnes CO2.
  • Commodity score
    38/86
    • Palm oil
      66/86
      • Commitment Strength
        30/36
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          13/15
          • Commitment details
            Forest-related commitment
            6/8
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Forest-related commitment
            6/8
            Certification schemes mentioned: RSPO
            Type of commitment: Zero deforestation
            "We're purchasing RSPO certified palm oil, covering 100% of our use in 2013 through RSPO segregated and mass-balance oil, as well as Greenpalm certificates which support sustainable production. This is two years ahead of our existing commitment to cover 100% of requirements by 2015. We plan to continue this level of use of RSPO palm oil."
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            "No deforestation: palm oil plantation development should not take place in Primary Forest, High Conservation Value (HCV) areas, High Carbon Stock (HCS Approach) forests, or use fire in plantation operations, after 31 December 2015"
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            "No deforestation: palm oil plantation development should not take place in Primary Forest, High Conservation Value (HCV) areas, High Carbon Stock (HCS Approach) forests, or use fire in plantation operations, after 31 December 2015"
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "No deforestation: palm oil plantation development should not take place in Primary Forest, High Conservation Value (HCV) areas, High Carbon Stock (HCS Approach) forests, or use fire in plantation operations, after 31 December 2015"
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "No deforestation: palm oil plantation development should not take place in Primary Forest, High Conservation Value (HCV) areas, High Carbon Stock (HCS Approach) forests, or use fire in plantation operations, after 31 December 2015"
          • Target date
            Current
            1.3/1.3
            Target date
            Current
            1.3/1.3
            "No deforestation: palm oil plantation development should not take place in Primary Forest, High Conservation Value (HCV) areas, High Carbon Stock (HCS Approach) forests, or use fire in plantation operations, after 31 December 2015"
          • Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            "No deforestation: palm oil plantation development should not take place in Primary Forest, High Conservation Value (HCV) areas, High Carbon Stock (HCS Approach) forests, or use fire in plantation operations, after 31 December 2015"
        • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
          11/11
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            4/4
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes
            4/4
            Type of commitment: HCS; Peat
            "No deforestation: palm oil plantation development should not take place in Primary Forest, High Conservation Value (HCV) areas, High Carbon Stock (HCS Approach) forests, or use fire in plantation operations, after 31 December 2015 No development on Peat lands (regardless of depth), after 31 December 2015"
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            "No deforestation: palm oil plantation development should not take place in Primary Forest, High Conservation Value (HCV) areas, High Carbon Stock (HCS Approach) forests, or use fire in plantation operations, after 31 December 2015 No development on Peat lands (regardless of depth), after 31 December 2015"
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            "No deforestation: palm oil plantation development should not take place in Primary Forest, High Conservation Value (HCV) areas, High Carbon Stock (HCS Approach) forests, or use fire in plantation operations, after 31 December 2015 No development on Peat lands (regardless of depth), after 31 December 2015"
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "No deforestation: palm oil plantation development should not take place in Primary Forest, High Conservation Value (HCV) areas, High Carbon Stock (HCS Approach) forests, or use fire in plantation operations, after 31 December 2015 No development on Peat lands (regardless of depth), after 31 December 2015"
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "No deforestation: palm oil plantation development should not take place in Primary Forest, High Conservation Value (HCV) areas, High Carbon Stock (HCS Approach) forests, or use fire in plantation operations, after 31 December 2015 No development on Peat lands (regardless of depth), after 31 December 2015"
          • Target date
            Current
            1.3/1.3
            Target date
            Current
            1.3/1.3
            "No deforestation: palm oil plantation development should not take place in Primary Forest, High Conservation Value (HCV) areas, High Carbon Stock (HCS Approach) forests, or use fire in plantation operations, after 31 December 2015 No development on Peat lands (regardless of depth), after 31 December 2015"
          • Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            "No deforestation: palm oil plantation development should not take place in Primary Forest, High Conservation Value (HCV) areas, High Carbon Stock (HCS Approach) forests, or use fire in plantation operations, after 31 December 2015 No development on Peat lands (regardless of depth), after 31 December 2015"
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          7/11
          • Commitment details
            downstream company, traces to Processing Facility, checks compliance
            4/4
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            downstream company, traces to Processing Facility, checks compliance
            4/4
            "As of 2017, in line with our Pail[sic] Oil Action Plan, we have achieved the traceability of 96% of our palm oil to the mill and 99% of the palm oil we buy was sourced from suppliers with policies aligned to ours."
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            "As of 2017, in line with our Pail[sic] Oil Action Plan, we have achieved the traceability of 96% of our palm oil to the mill and 99% of the palm oil we buy was sourced from suppliers with policies aligned to ours."
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            "As of 2017, in line with our Pail[sic] Oil Action Plan, we have achieved the traceability of 96% of our palm oil to the mill and 99% of the palm oil we buy was sourced from suppliers with policies aligned to ours."
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "As of 2017, in line with our Pail[sic] Oil Action Plan, we have achieved the traceability of 96% of our palm oil to the mill and 99% of the palm oil we buy was sourced from suppliers with policies aligned to ours."
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1
            "As of 2017, in line with our Pail[sic] Oil Action Plan, we have achieved the traceability of 96% of our palm oil to the mill and 99% of the palm oil we buy was sourced from suppliers with policies aligned to ours."
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/1.3
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/1.3
      • Reporting and Implementation
        27/34
        • Reporting against commitments
          6/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            Volumes included in RSPO report
          • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes
            2/2
            Volumes included in RSPO report
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes
            2/2
            "As of 2017, in line with our Pail Oil Action Plan, we have achieved the traceability of 96% of our palm oil to the mill and 99% of the palm oil we buy was sourced from suppliers with policies aligned to ours."
        • Reporting is independently verified
          3/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            certification
            Volumes included in RSPO report
          • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            certification
            Volumes included in RSPO report
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.3
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          Non-specific monitoring statement
          2/4
          Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          Non-specific monitoring statement
          2/4
          "Using announced third-party audits, we've begun to assess direct suppliers' compliance with our corporate responsibility expectations (including child and forced labor) through PROGRESS". The Corporate responsibility expectations include a commitment to "Embrace Social and Environmental Responsibility". 
        • Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers but with no time-bound threat of exclusion
          2/4
          Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers but with no time-bound threat of exclusion
          2/4
          "Apply suspend then engage approach on verified cases of deforestation on concessions, based on best-available case reports. Suspended groups to be called out clearly in the public tracker. [...] Re-engagement protocol in place for suppliers who remedy their non-compliance including requirement for agreed recovery plans".
        • Publishing supplier lists
          Discloses supplier list
          4/4
          Publishing supplier lists
          Discloses supplier list
          4/4
          Mondelez disclose a list of their palm oil mills.
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          Social
          "Through our Compliance & Integrity program, we are committed to ensuring the availability of accessible grievance mechanisms (e.g., Integrity HelpLine and WebLine) for our own employees, contractors, and subcontractors, as well as anyone to use for raising any concerns and to better enable Mondelēz International to appropriately redress human rights impacts which we have either caused or contributed to". 
        • Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          Attending & contributing to meetings
          "we co-chair CGF's Palm Oil Working Group — which has published palm oil sourcing guidelines for member companies."
        • Report volumes of commodity
          Full
          4/4
          Report volumes of commodity
          Full
          4/4
          284536 tonnes
          Volumes included in RSPO report as 290317 tonnes total palm oil consumption, of which 284536 tonnes was certified.
      • Social Considerations
        9/16
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes
          4/4
          Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes
          4/4
          Mondelez will "adhere to the principles of Free, Prior Informed Consent (FPIC)".
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          No
          0/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          No
          0/4
          Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          " Supplier will not discriminate based on a person’s race, color, religion, gender, age, ethnic or national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation or preference, gender identity, marital status, citizenship status, genetic information, or any legally protected personal characteristic or status".
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          4/4
          Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          4/4
          Mondelez commit to "Continue to engage smallholders in palm oil sustainability".
    • Soy
      19/86
      • Commitment Strength
        12/36
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          12/21
          • Commitment details
            Sustainability commitment
            2.7/10.7
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Sustainability commitment
            2.7/10.7
            Type of commitment: Sustainability commitment
            "In soy, our goal is to achieve sustainably sourced by 2020."
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            "In soy, our goal is to achieve sustainably sourced by 2020."
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            "In soy, our goal is to achieve sustainably sourced by 2020."
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            "In soy, our goal is to achieve sustainably sourced by 2020."
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            "In soy, our goal is to achieve sustainably sourced by 2020."
          • Target date
            2020
            1.8/2
            Target date
            2020
            1.8/2
            "In soy, our goal is to achieve sustainably sourced by 2020."
          • Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            2/2
            Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            2/2
            "In soy, our goal is to achieve sustainably sourced by 2020."
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/15
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/5.3
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1.5
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/2
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/2
      • Reporting and Implementation
        6/34
        • Reporting against commitments
          0/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/3
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/3
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/2
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          Non-specific monitoring statement
          2/4
          Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          Non-specific monitoring statement
          2/4
          "Using announced third-party audits, we've begun to assess direct suppliers' compliance with our corporate responsibility expectations (including child and forced labor) through PROGRESS". The Corporate responsibility expectations include a commitment to "Embrace Social and Environmental Responsibility". 
        • Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/4
        • Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          Social
          "Through our Compliance & Integrity program, we are committed to ensuring the availability of accessible grievance mechanisms (e.g., Integrity HelpLine and WebLine) for our own employees, contractors, and subcontractors, as well as anyone to use for raising any concerns and to better enable Mondelēz International to appropriately redress human rights impacts which we have either caused or contributed to". 
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/4
      • Social Considerations
        1/16
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/4
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          No
          0/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          No
          0/4
          Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          " Supplier will not discriminate based on a person’s race, color, religion, gender, age, ethnic or national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation or preference, gender identity, marital status, citizenship status, genetic information, or any legally protected personal characteristic or status".
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
    • Pulp & Paper
      29/86
      • Commitment Strength
        20/36
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          11/15
          • Commitment details
            Forest-related commitment
            6/8
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Forest-related commitment
            6/8
            Type of commitment: Zero deforestation
            "Use recycled paper or paper from verified non-deforested sources in our packaging" by 2020.
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            "Use recycled paper or paper from verified non-deforested sources in our packaging" by 2020.
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            "Use recycled paper or paper from verified non-deforested sources in our packaging" by 2020.
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "Use recycled paper or paper from verified non-deforested sources in our packaging" by 2020.
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "Use recycled paper or paper from verified non-deforested sources in our packaging" by 2020.
          • Target date
            2020
            1.2/1.3
            Target date
            2020
            1.2/1.3
            "Use recycled paper or paper from verified non-deforested sources in our packaging" by 2020.
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/1.3
        • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
          9/11
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            4/4
            Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes
            4/4
            Type of commitment: Recycled content
            "Use recycled paper or paper from verified non-deforested sources in our packaging" by 2020.
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            "Use recycled paper or paper from verified non-deforested sources in our packaging". 
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            "Use recycled paper or paper from verified non-deforested sources in our packaging". 
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "Use recycled paper or paper from verified non-deforested sources in our packaging". 
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "Use recycled paper or paper from verified non-deforested sources in our packaging". 
          • Target date
            2020
            1.2/1.3
            Target date
            2020
            1.2/1.3
            "Use recycled paper or paper from verified non-deforested sources in our packaging" by 2020.
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/1.3
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/11
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/1.3
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/1.3
      • Reporting and Implementation
        8/34
        • Reporting against commitments
          2/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/2
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes
            2/2
            "Eliminated 59,600 metric tonnes of packaging; announced ambitious target to have all packaging recyclable by 2025 and all paper-based packaging sustainably sourced by 2020". 
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/1.3
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            No
            0/1.3
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.3
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          Non-specific monitoring statement
          2/4
          Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          Non-specific monitoring statement
          2/4
          "Using announced third-party audits, we've begun to assess direct suppliers' compliance with our corporate responsibility expectations (including child and forced labor) through PROGRESS". The Corporate responsibility expectations include a commitment to "Embrace Social and Environmental Responsibility". 
        • Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/4
        • Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          Social
          "Through our Compliance & Integrity program, we are committed to ensuring the availability of accessible grievance mechanisms (e.g., Integrity HelpLine and WebLine) for our own employees, contractors, and subcontractors, as well as anyone to use for raising any concerns and to better enable Mondelēz International to appropriately redress human rights impacts which we have either caused or contributed to". 
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/4
      • Social Considerations
        1/16
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/4
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          No
          0/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          No
          0/4
          Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          " Supplier will not discriminate based on a person’s race, color, religion, gender, age, ethnic or national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation or preference, gender identity, marital status, citizenship status, genetic information, or any legally protected personal characteristic or status". 
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
  • Commitment strength
    21/36
    Avg. score
  • Reporting and Implementation
    14/34
    Avg. score
  • Social considerations
    4/16
    Avg. score

Profile

Mondelez International is an American manufacturer of snacks. The company sells chocolate, biscuits, beverages, candy, and meals. Some of the famous brands in Mondelez’s portfolio include Cadbury, Belvita, Mika, Ritz, and Oreo. According to the company, they are one of the biggest snack companies in the world. Mondelez used 289,255 tonnes of palm oil in their products 2015.

Sector
Industry sector 
Packaged food
Segments
Manufacturer
HQ
HQ 
United States
Company Type
Company type 
Public listed
Collective Commitments
Consumer Goods Forum member
New York Declaration on Forests signatory

Top Brands

Belvita, Cadbury, Dairylea, Green & Blacks, Halls, Maynards, Bassetts, Milka, Oreo, Philadelphia, Ritz, The Natural Confectionary Co, Toblerone, Trebor, Whole Earth, Mikado, Sour Patch, Ritz, Lacta

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