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  • Overall approach
    6/12
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      0/4
      Commodity-specific commitment - commitment that does not apply to all of the commodities the company is exposed to
      0/4
      "We are collaborating to realize a future where all palm oil is sourced sustainably, free from deforestation and respectful of protecting the rights of people across the palm oil supply chain"
    • Signatory to an initiative tackling deforestation
      1/1
      Yes
      1/1
      Which initiatives?: New York Declaration on Forests; Cerrado Manifesto Statement of Support; Tropical Forest Alliance 2020 partner
      Mondelez is a signatory of the Cerrado Manifesto Statement of Support and the New York Declaration on Forests,  "Member of Consumer Goods Forum Forest Positive Coalition of Action" 
    • Awareness of the value of forests
      1/1
      Yes
      1/1
      "We strategically continue to focus on where we can make the biggest impact. Our Lifecycle Assessment (LCA) helps to shape our priorities and goals. Insights from our LCA indicate that deforestation within our supply chain represents the largest single contributor to our end-to-end carbon footprint. Deforestation is a risk to the productivity of our raw material supply chains because of its contribution to global climate change as well as its impact on local weather patterns and ecosystem services in affected areas."
    • Deforestation as a business risk
      1/1
      Yes
      1/1
      Does the company recognise the risk as financial, operational, competition, reputational, or other? Please detail.: Operational 
      "Deforestation is a risk to the productivity of our raw material supply chains because of its contribution to global climate change as well as its impact on local weather patterns and ecosystem services in affected areas."
    • High-level management of deforestion
      1/1
      Yes
      1/1
      Which commodities does it apply to?: Palm oil; Soy; Pulp & Paper
      "Beginning with our Board, we have a comprehensive governance structure that provides oversight of our sustainability efforts at all levels of our organization. The Governance Committee is directly responsible for overseeing social responsibility, including well-being and environmental and social sustainability. We take a disciplined approach to our sustainability initiatives, are committed to remaining transparent and proactive about our progress, and track, report on and hold people accountable for achieving our goals."
    • Executive compensation linked to deforestation
    • Target to reduce emissions from land-use change
      0/2
    • Reporting on emissions from land-use change
      2/2
      Yes
      2/2
      What is the total volume of GHG emissions arising from land use change?: 5,047,000 tonnes

      Which method is used to calculate the GHG emissions arising from land use change?: LCA
       "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: • Cocoa and cocoa products: 3,857,000 tonnes CO2 • Palm oil: 278,000 tonnes CO2 • Other oils (inc. soy): 91,000 tonnes CO2 • Bought indirectly via dairy: 821,000 tonnes CO2"
    • Disclosure of conservation activity
    • Disclosure of reforestation activity
      Yes
      0/0
      How many hectares of reforestation or restoration are being or have been conducted or facilitated by the company?: 500 ha
       "Over the past five years, we have supported the planting of 450 hectares of cocoa agroforestry-system in the Amazon, benefitting over 120 families in the São Félix do Xingu and Tucumã municipalities in southeastern Pará. Our goal is to reach 1,000 families in the next five years [...] In partnership with Forest Cocoa, Mondelēz International has set clear targets for the next three years such as: [...] Restore 500 hectares of riparian forest and protect watersheds."
    • Target to reduce emissions in scope 1/2
      Yes
      0/0
      Type of climate target: Other or unclear

      What is the target date for the company to achieve their climate target?: 2025
      "In February 2020 we set a new target to reduce absolute end-to-end greenhouse gas emissions by 10% by 2025, compared to a 2018 baseline." [...] "Emissions reduction ambitions defined by Scope 1, 2 and 3"
  • Commodity score
    37/88
    • Palm oil
      71/88
      • Commitment Strength
        18/20
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          6/8
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross deforestation
            4/6
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Zero-gross deforestation
            4/6
            Which certification schemes are used?: RSPO
            "Mondelēz International is committed to sourcing palm oil sustainably and eradicating deforestation and human rights violations in the palm oil supply."; "In 2020 we released new public, ambitious goals to achieve by 2025:  [...] Achieving 100% traceable forest-monitored palm oil and continued 100% RSPO certified"
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            "Mondelēz International is committed to sourcing palm oil sustainably and eradicating deforestation and human rights violations in the palm oil supply."; " In 2020 we released new public, ambitious goals to achieve by 2025:  [...] Achieving 100% traceable forest-monitored palm oil and continued 100% RSPO certified"
          • Target date
            2025
            0.3/0.7
            Target date
            2025
            0.3/0.7
            "Mondelēz International is committed to sourcing palm oil sustainably and eradicating deforestation and human rights violations in the palm oil supply."; " In 2020 we released new public, ambitious goals to achieve by 2025:  [...] Achieving 100% traceable forest-monitored palm oil and continued 100% RSPO certified"
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            0.3/0.3
            Interim target date
            Yes
            0.3/0.3
            "In 2014, we published our Palm Oil Action Plan, a long-term roadmap to achieve a sustainable palm oil supply, which we launched after achieving our milestone of 100% Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) Palm coverage in 2013. "
        • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
          5/5
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            3/3
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes
            3/3
            Type of commitment: HCS; Peat
            "In 2020 we released new public, ambitious goals to achieve by 2025:  [...] Achieving 100% traceable forest-monitored palm oil and continued 100% RSPO certified"; "We are updating these principles, which will continue to provide the framework for implementing our Palm Oil action plan: 1. No deforestation: palm oil 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 31st December 2015 [See definitions annex] 2. No development on Peat lands (regardless of depth), after 31st December 2015"
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            "In 2020 we released new public, ambitious goals to achieve by 2025:  [...] Achieving 100% traceable forest-monitored palm oil and continued 100% RSPO certified"; "We are updating these principles, which will continue to provide the framework for implementing our Palm Oil action plan: 1. No deforestation: palm oil 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 31st December 2015 [See definitions annex] 2. No development on Peat lands (regardless of depth), after 31st December 2015"
          • Target date
            Current/achieved
            0.7/0.7
            Target date
            Current/achieved
            0.7/0.7
            "In 2020 we released new public, ambitious goals to achieve by 2025:  [...] Achieving 100% traceable forest-monitored palm oil and continued 100% RSPO certified"; "We are updating these principles, which will continue to provide the framework for implementing our Palm Oil action plan: 1. No deforestation: palm oil 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 31st December 2015 [See definitions annex] 2. No development on Peat lands (regardless of depth), after 31st December 2015"
          • Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.3/0.3
            Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.3/0.3
            "In 2020 we released new public, ambitious goals to achieve by 2025:  [...] Achieving 100% traceable forest-monitored palm oil and continued 100% RSPO certified"; "We are updating these principles, which will continue to provide the framework for implementing our Palm Oil action plan: 1. No deforestation: palm oil 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 31st December 2015 [See definitions annex] 2. No development on Peat lands (regardless of depth), after 31st December 2015"
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          6/6
          • Commitment details
            Traces to Point of production
            4/4
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Traces to Point of production
            4/4
            "By the end of 2019, 97 percent of the palm oil sourced by our company was traceable to the mill, and 98 percent was purchased from suppliers with published policies that are aligned with best practice sustainable principles. [...] From 2020, we require traceable, forest-monitored palm oil from mills across our supply chain. The new requirements include traceability to plantation and satellite monitoring covering all palm oil concessions supplying mills attributed to the company, against the deforestation criteria set out in its Palm Oil Action Plan. All mills must be identified on Global Forest Watch, with no active grievances against concessions in their direct supply, or operated by the same producer groups elsewhere. In addition, suppliers must have third-party assurance of their monitoring process and systems used and be subject to cross-check by Mondelēz International." 
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            "By the end of 2019, 97 percent of the palm oil sourced by our company was traceable to the mill, and 98 percent was purchased from suppliers with published policies that are aligned with best practice sustainable principles. [...] From 2020, we require traceable, forest-monitored palm oil from mills across our supply chain. The new requirements include traceability to plantation and satellite monitoring covering all palm oil concessions supplying mills attributed to the company, against the deforestation criteria set out in its Palm Oil Action Plan. All mills must be identified on Global Forest Watch, with no active grievances against concessions in their direct supply, or operated by the same producer groups elsewhere. In addition, suppliers must have third-party assurance of their monitoring process and systems used and be subject to cross-check by Mondelēz International."
          • Target date
            Current/achieved
            0.7/0.7
            Target date
            Current/achieved
            0.7/0.7
            "By the end of 2019, 97 percent of the palm oil sourced by our company was traceable to the mill, and 98 percent was purchased from suppliers with published policies that are aligned with best practice sustainable principles. [...] From 2020, we require traceable, forest-monitored palm oil from mills across our supply chain. The new requirements include traceability to plantation and satellite monitoring covering all palm oil concessions supplying mills attributed to the company, against the deforestation criteria set out in its Palm Oil Action Plan. All mills must be identified on Global Forest Watch, with no active grievances against concessions in their direct supply, or operated by the same producer groups elsewhere. In addition, suppliers must have third-party assurance of their monitoring process and systems used and be subject to cross-check by Mondelēz International."
          • Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.3/0.3
            Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.3/0.3
            "By the end of 2019, 97 percent of the palm oil sourced by our company was traceable to the mill, and 98 percent was purchased from suppliers with published policies that are aligned with best practice sustainable principles. [...] From 2020, we require traceable, forest-monitored palm oil from mills across our supply chain. The new requirements include traceability to plantation and satellite monitoring covering all palm oil concessions supplying mills attributed to the company, against the deforestation criteria set out in its Palm Oil Action Plan. All mills must be identified on Global Forest Watch, with no active grievances against concessions in their direct supply, or operated by the same producer groups elsewhere. In addition, suppliers must have third-party assurance of their monitoring process and systems used and be subject to cross-check by Mondelēz International."
      • Social Considerations
        15/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Details of commitment: ILO; Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour; Freedom of association
          Direct Suppliers only - "In addition to complying with all laws and regulations, suppliers must comply with the following in connection with the goods and services provided to Mondelēz International: [...] Supplier will comply with the minimum employment age limit defined by national law or by International Labor Organization (“ILO”) [...] Forced Labour [...] Child Labour [...] Supplier will not discriminate [...] Third-Party Representation. Supplier will respect the decision of its employees to join and support a union as well as their decision to refrain from doing so where legally permitted."
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          4/4
          Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          4/4
          What is the nature of that support?: Technical assistance/support
          "We are supporting the development of the Coalition for Sustainable Livelihoods, a group of civil society, private sector, and government organizations working collectively to strengthen smallholder livelihoods, improve agriculture and conserve forests in North Sumatra and Aceh, Indonesia"; "Smallholders [...] Continue to engage smallholders in palm oil sustainability. [...] 1. Continue to indicate # of smallholders in own supply base and proportion engaged and/or landscape approaches supported [...] 2. Encourage third-party suppliers to know and report in the same manner"
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          1/4
          "Diversity and Inclusion. Supplier will hire, compensate, promote, discipline and provide other conditions of employment based solely on an individual’s performance and ability to do the job (except as required under collective bargaining agreements). Supplier will not discriminate based on a person’s race, color, religion, gender"
        • Commitment to remediation
          Yes
          2/2
          Commitment to remediation
          Yes
          2/2
          Type of harm covered: Social harm; Environmental harm
          "The Company provides for expenses associated with environmental remediation obligations when such amounts are probable and can be reasonably estimated."
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes, the company commits to securing FPIC prior to acquiring new interests, developments, or expansions
          4/4
          Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes, the company commits to securing FPIC prior to acquiring new interests, developments, or expansions
          4/4
          "On land rights, adhere to the principles of Free, Prior Informed Consent (FPIC) [...] MDLZ expects suppliers to adhere to these principles at the parent group level within their own company, as well as oversight of their suppliers’ adherence to these principles at parent group level."
        • Commitment to resolve land conflicts
          No
      • Reporting and Implementation
        38/50
        • Reporting against commitments
          2/2
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, for all commodity exposure
            1.7/1.7
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, for all commodity exposure
            1.7/1.7
            2020 ACOP shows that they used a total of 335509 tonnes of palm oil, of which 100% is RSPO certified. 
          • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes, for all commodity exposure
            1.7/1.7
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes, for all commodity exposure
            1.7/1.7
            2020 ACOP shows that they used a total of 335509 tonnes of palm oil, of which 100% is RSPO certified. 
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes, for all commodity exposure
            1.7/1.7
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes, for all commodity exposure
            1.7/1.7
            "By the end of 2019, 97 percent of the palm oil sourced by our company was traceable to the mill, and 98 percent was purchased from suppliers with published policies that are aligned with best practice sustainable principles. [...] From 2020, we require traceable, forest-monitored palm oil from mills across our supply chain. The new requirements include traceability to plantation and satellite monitoring covering all palm oil concessions supplying mills attributed to the company, against the deforestation criteria set out in its Palm Oil Action Plan. All mills must be identified on Global Forest Watch, with no active grievances against concessions in their direct supply, or operated by the same producer groups elsewhere. In addition, suppliers must have third-party assurance of their monitoring process and systems used and be subject to cross-check by Mondelēz International."
        • Reporting is independently verified
          1/1
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme.
            1/1
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme.
            1/1
            Which processes or groups does the company use for third party verification?: RSPO

            Which tools, approaches, third-party verification, including certification, schemes are used?: RSPO
            2020 ACOP shows that they used a total of 335509 tonnes of palm oil, of which 100% is RSPO certified. 
          • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme.
            1/1
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme.
            1/1
            Which processes or groups does the company use for third party verification?: RSPO certification

            Which tools, approaches, third-party verification, including certification, schemes are used?: RSPO certification
            2020 ACOP shows that they used a total of 335509 tonnes of palm oil, of which 100% is RSPO certified. 
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme.
            1/1
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme.
            1/1
            What percent of the company's supply volume is verified using company verification systems?: 100%

            Which tools, approaches, third-party verification, including certification, schemes are used?: RSPO

            Which processes or groups does the company use for third party verification?: RSPO
            "By the end of 2019, 97 percent of the palm oil sourced by our company was traceable to the mill, and 98 percent was purchased from suppliers with published policies that are aligned with best practice sustainable principles. [...] From 2020, we require traceable, forest-monitored palm oil from mills across our supply chain. The new requirements include traceability to plantation and satellite monitoring covering all palm oil concessions supplying mills attributed to the company, against the deforestation criteria set out in its Palm Oil Action Plan. All mills must be identified on Global Forest Watch, with no active grievances against concessions in their direct supply, or operated by the same producer groups elsewhere. In addition, suppliers must have third-party assurance of their monitoring process and systems used and be subject to cross-check by Mondelēz International."
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          Yes, required
          2/2
          Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          Yes, required
          2/2
          "Our Palm Oil Action Plan requires suppliers to:Take full responsibility for eliminating deforestation in their own operation and upstream supply chain by mapping and monitoring all plantations and immediately suspend companies involved in deforestation"
        • Deforestation cut off date
          Yes, for all sourcing regions/operations
          2/2
          Deforestation cut off date
          Yes, for all sourcing regions/operations
          2/2
          What cut-off date is specified?: 2015
          "Palm Oil Action Plan:1. No deforestation: palm oil plantation development should not take place in Primary Forest, High Conservation Value (HCV) areas, High CarbonStock (HCS Approach) forests, or use fire in plantation operations, after 31 December 2015.2. No development on Peat lands (regardless of depth), after 31 December 2015"
        • Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          What initiatives does the company participate in?:  Palm Oil Working Group; Coalition for Sustainable Livelihoods

          What is the nature of that participation?: Attending & contributing to meetings
          "We co-chair the Consumer Goods Forum’s Palm Oil Working Group – which published palm oil sourcing guidelines for members during 2015 – serve on the Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) Board of Governors; support the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the Government of Indonesia, and other partners to develop the Indonesia Palm Oil Platform; and continued to engage a wide range of stakeholders bilaterally and through industry platforms" "We helped Conservation International and other partners to create the Coalition for Sustainable Livelihoods, focused on collective action to drive economic development, reduce poverty and improve natural resource management in the Indonesian provinces of North Sumatra and Aceh. The project supports Indonesia’s first-ever National Action Plan for sustainable palm oil."
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          Yes
          2/2
          Risk assessments for forest risk
          Yes
          2/2
          How frequently are assessments conducted?: Not specified
          "We have also assessed with WWF the long-term sustainability risks for many of our main commodities,including palm oil, soya and sugar, among others. These assessments analyze a range of environmental,social and economic factors, including land conversion from deforestation, as well as land, labor and otherhuman rights. The assessments are based on referenced public sources, for example data on the hectaresof forested areas converted to palm oil plantations and studies into carbon emissions from plantations, aswell as social factors such as documented cases of land and labor disputes. Together with WWF, wereview these data and studies to better understand our and our suppliers’ impacts on sustainability issues,including deforestation and human rights issues"
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          "In addition to complying with all laws and regulations, suppliers must comply with the following in connection with the goods and services provided to Mondelēz International: [...] Environment and Sustainability. Supplier will work to continuously improve its environmental performance by setting and then working toward quantifiable goals that reduce the environmental impact of its activities.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." [...]
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          Does the company publish grievances that have been made against it, as well as responses and resolutions including status and timeframes: No

          What is the nature of the grievance mechanism used by the company (own mechanism, that of external company, internationally recognised mechanism, etc.)?: Own

          Which issues does the grievance mechanism cover?: Social; Environmental
           "Reports from people outside of the company of suspected wrongdoing may also be brought to our attention in four ways:By mail:Business Integrity DepartmentMondelēz International, Inc.905 West Fulton Market, Suite 200Chicago, IL 60607USA.By e-mail: Compliance@mdlz.com.Through our Integrity HelpLine: Our Integrity HelpLine is a toll-free and/or reverse charge service operated for Mondelēz International by a third-party. The HelpLine is accessible 24 hours a day, every day, and language interpreters are available. These toll-free numbers and dialing instructions can be found by selecting the country you are calling from on the Integrity WebLine page.Through our Integrity WebLine: Our Integrity WebLine is an online version of the HelpLine. It is operated by a third-party for Mondelēz International and is accessible 24 hours a day. You can visit www.mdlzethics.com to access the Integrity WebLine."
        • Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting total volume
          2/2
          Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting total volume
          2/2
          Total/partial volume reported: 335509 tonnes
          2020 ACOP shows that they used a total of 335509 tonnes of palm oil, of which 100% is RSPO certified. 
        • Report verified volumes of commodity
          100%
          6/6
          Report verified volumes of commodity
          100%
          6/6
          For what percent of the company's supply volume is third-party verification of performance relative to commitments conducted?: 100%

          What is the certified volume?: 335509 tonnes

          What third-party verification is used?: RSPO certification

          What is the compliant volume?: 335509 tonnes
          2020 ACOP shows that they used a total of 335509 tonnes of palm oil, of which 100% is RSPO certified. 
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          Yes, commit to monitoring compliance with labour/worker rights
          2/4
          Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          Yes, commit to monitoring compliance with labour/worker rights
          2/4
          "We have also assessed with WWF the long-term sustainability risks for many of our main commodities, including palm oil, soya and sugar, among others. These assessments analyze a range of environmental, social and economic factors, including land conversion from deforestation, as well as land, labor and other human rights."
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          Yes, report direct suppliers
          2/4
          Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          Yes, report direct suppliers
          2/4
          From what country(ies) does the company source material?: Indonesia, Malaysia
          "This list represents mills in our supply chain. It is a snapshot, based on data provided to us in late 2018 by suppliers about mills that they own, or are in their upstream supply. Since first publishing the list in March 2018, a total of 70 mills belonging to 15 upstream suppliers have been excluded from our supply chain as a result of breaches."
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers production or primary processing operations in its supply chains
          4/4
          Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers production or primary processing operations in its supply chains
          4/4
          Details of monitoring: Using internal monitoring and verification systems

          How frequently is compliance assessed?: not specified
          "From 2020, we require traceable, forest-monitored palm oil from mills across our supply chain. The new requirements include traceability to plantation and satellite monitoring covering all palm oil concessions supplying mills attributed to the company, against the deforestation criteria set out in its Palm Oil Action Plan."
        • Downstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Blacklist non-compliant suppliers without engagement
          1/2
          Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Blacklist non-compliant suppliers without engagement
          1/2
          What type of support does the company offer to its suppliers to help them achieve compliance with commitments?: Working with them

          Does the company engage non-compliant indirect suppliers in order to address and remedy non-compliance?: Yes

          What criteria does the policy specify for blacklisting or exclusion?: Significant breach of principles
          "If a supplier fails to meet the terms of our POAP, we start by working with them to fix the problem. But when there is a significant breach of our principles, we exclude suppliers until the breach is put right. We investigate claims against our suppliers and take action against verified deforestation allegations and any producers shown to be part of groups we’ve previously excluded. These cases highlight the urgent need for sector-wide monitoring to provide one source of verified data about deforestation by palm oil plantation companies."
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          Yes, excluded
          1/2
          Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          Yes, excluded
          1/2
          How many noncompliant producers or suppliers are engaged through improvement plans or other processes, and what percentage of the company's supply chain volume does that represent?: No

          Does the company have a list of blacklisted or otherwise excluded suppliers or producers?: No
          "Number of suspended concessions/ mills was" 9  and the "Number of suspended groups" was 2. 
    • Pulp & Paper
      29/88
      • Commitment Strength
        10/20
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          5/8
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross deforestation
            4/6
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Zero-gross deforestation
            4/6
            "Use recycled paper or paper from verified non-deforested sources in our packaging" by 2020.
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            "Use recycled paper or paper from verified non-deforested sources in our packaging" by 2020.
          • Target date
            Past target date, not updated or not achieved
            0/0.7
            Target date
            Past target date, not updated or not achieved
            0/0.7
            "Use recycled paper or paper from verified non-deforested sources in our packaging" by 2020.
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.3
        • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
          4/5
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            3/3
            Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes
            3/3
            Type of commitment: Recycled content
            "Use recycled paper or paper from verified non-deforested sources in our packaging" by 2020.
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            "Use recycled paper or paper from verified non-deforested sources in our packaging" by 2020.
          • Target date
            Past target date, not updated or not achieved
            0/0.7
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.3
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/6
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/1.3
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/0.7
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.3
      • Social Considerations
        7/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Details of commitment: ILO; Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour; Freedom of association
          Direct Suppliers only - "In addition to complying with all laws and regulations, suppliers must comply with the following in connection with the goods and services provided to Mondelēz International: [...] Supplier will comply with the minimum employment age limit defined by national law or by International Labor Organization (“ILO”) [...] Forced Labour [...] Child Labour [...] Supplier will not discriminate [...] Third-Party Representation. Supplier will respect the decision of its employees to join and support a union as well as their decision to refrain from doing so where legally permitted."
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          1/4
          "Diversity and Inclusion. Supplier will hire, compensate, promote, discipline and provide other conditions of employment based solely on an individual’s performance and ability to do the job (except as required under collective bargaining agreements). Supplier will not discriminate based on a person’s race, color, religion, gender"
        • Commitment to remediation
          Yes
          2/2
          Commitment to remediation
          Yes
          2/2
          Type of harm covered: Social harm; Environmental harm
          "The Company provides for expenses associated with environmental remediation obligations when such amounts are probable and can be reasonably estimated."
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/4
        • Commitment to resolve land conflicts
          No
      • Reporting and Implementation
        13/50
        • Reporting against commitments
          0/2
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, for all commodity exposure
            1.7/1.7
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, for all commodity exposure
            1.7/1.7
            "Paper-based packaging sustainably sourced [...] 2017 - 75% [...] 2018 - 90% [...] 2019 - 100% [...] 2020 - 100%"
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            No
            0/1.7
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.7
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/1
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          No
          0/2
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          Yes
          2/2
          Risk assessments for forest risk
          Yes
          2/2
          How frequently are assessments conducted?: Not specified
          "We have also assessed with WWF the long-term sustainability risks for many of our main commodities,including palm oil, soya and sugar, among others. These assessments analyze a range of environmental,social and economic factors, including land conversion from deforestation, as well as land, labor and otherhuman rights. The assessments are based on referenced public sources, for example data on the hectaresof forested areas converted to palm oil plantations and studies into carbon emissions from plantations, aswell as social factors such as documented cases of land and labor disputes. Together with WWF, wereview these data and studies to better understand our and our suppliers’ impacts on sustainability issues,including deforestation and human rights issues"
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          "In addition to complying with all laws and regulations, suppliers must comply with the following in connection with the goods and services provided to Mondelēz International: [...] Environment and Sustainability. Supplier will work to continuously improve its environmental performance by setting and then working toward quantifiable goals that reduce the environmental impact of its activities.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." [...]
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          Which issues does the grievance mechanism cover?: Social; Environmental

          What is the nature of the grievance mechanism used by the company (own mechanism, that of external company, internationally recognised mechanism, etc.)?: Own

          Does the company publish grievances that have been made against it, as well as responses and resolutions including status and timeframes: Yes
          "Reports from people outside of the company of suspected wrongdoing may also be brought to our attention in four ways:By mail:Business Integrity DepartmentMondelēz International, Inc.905 West Fulton Market, Suite 200Chicago, IL 60607USA.By e-mail: Compliance@mdlz.com.Through our Integrity HelpLine: Our Integrity HelpLine is a toll-free and/or reverse charge service operated for Mondelēz International by a third-party. The HelpLine is accessible 24 hours a day, every day, and language interpreters are available. These toll-free numbers and dialing instructions can be found by selecting the country you are calling from on the Integrity WebLine page.Through our Integrity WebLine: Our Integrity WebLine is an online version of the HelpLine. It is operated by a third-party for Mondelēz International and is accessible 24 hours a day. You can visit www.mdlzethics.com to access the Integrity WebLine."
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/2
        • Report verified volumes of commodity
          No disclosure
          0/6
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          Yes, commit to monitoring compliance with labour/worker rights
          2/4
          Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          Yes, commit to monitoring compliance with labour/worker rights
          2/4
          "We have also assessed with WWF the long-term sustainability risks for many of our main commodities, including palm oil, soya and sugar, among others. These assessments analyze a range of environmental, social and economic factors, including land conversion from deforestation, as well as land, labor and other human rights."
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers
          3/4
          Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers
          3/4
          Details of monitoring: Using internal monitoring and verification systems

          How frequently is compliance assessed?: not specified
          "VERIFICATION AND SUPPLIER COMPLIANCE AUDITS - 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."
        • Downstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/2
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
    • Soy
      12/88
      • Commitment Strength
        0/20
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          0/11
          • Commitment details
            No commitment
            0/8
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/1
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.5
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/9
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/5.3
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/1
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.5
      • Social Considerations
        8/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Details of commitment: ILO; Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour; Freedom of association
          Direct Suppliers only - "In addition to complying with all laws and regulations, suppliers must comply with the following in connection with the goods and services provided to Mondelēz International: [...] Supplier will comply with the minimum employment age limit defined by national law or by International Labor Organization (“ILO”) [...] Forced Labour [...] Child Labour [...] Supplier will not discriminate [...] Third-Party Representation. Supplier will respect the decision of its employees to join and support a union as well as their decision to refrain from doing so where legally permitted."
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to ensure equality of women in the supply chain
          2/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to ensure equality of women in the supply chain
          2/4
          "Diversity and Inclusion. Supplier will hire, compensate, promote, discipline and provide other conditions of employment based solely on an individual’s performance and ability to do the job (except as required under collective bargaining agreements). Supplier will not discriminate based on a person’s race, color, religion, gender"
        • Commitment to remediation
          Yes
          2/2
          Commitment to remediation
          Yes
          2/2
          Type of harm covered: Social harm; Environmental harm
          "The Company provides for expenses associated with environmental remediation obligations when such amounts are probable and can be reasonably estimated."
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/4
        • Commitment to resolve land conflicts
          No
      • Reporting and Implementation
        4/50
        • Reporting against commitments
          0/3
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/2.5
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2.5
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/2
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.5
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          No
          0/2
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          No
          0/2
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          No
          0/2
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          Which issues does the grievance mechanism cover?: Social; Environmental

          What is the nature of the grievance mechanism used by the company (own mechanism, that of external company, internationally recognised mechanism, etc.)?: Own

          Does the company publish grievances that have been made against it, as well as responses and resolutions including status and timeframes: Yes
          "Reports from people outside of the company of suspected wrongdoing may also be brought to our attention in four ways:By mail:Business Integrity DepartmentMondelēz International, Inc.905 West Fulton Market, Suite 200Chicago, IL 60607USA.By e-mail: Compliance@mdlz.com.Through our Integrity HelpLine: Our Integrity HelpLine is a toll-free and/or reverse charge service operated for Mondelēz International by a third-party. The HelpLine is accessible 24 hours a day, every day, and language interpreters are available. These toll-free numbers and dialing instructions can be found by selecting the country you are calling from on the Integrity WebLine page.Through our Integrity WebLine: Our Integrity WebLine is an online version of the HelpLine. It is operated by a third-party for Mondelēz International and is accessible 24 hours a day. You can visit www.mdlzethics.com to access the Integrity WebLine."
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/2
        • Report verified volumes of commodity
          No disclosure
          0/6
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          Yes, commit to monitoring compliance with labour/worker rights
          2/4
          Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          Yes, commit to monitoring compliance with labour/worker rights
          2/4
          "We have also assessed with WWF the long-term sustainability risks for many of our main commodities, including palm oil, soya and sugar, among others. These assessments analyze a range of environmental, social and economic factors, including land conversion from deforestation, as well as land, labor and other human rights."
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/2
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
  • Commitment strength
    9/20
    Avg. score
  • Reporting and Implementation
    18/50
    Avg. score
  • Social considerations
    10/18
    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, it is are one of the biggest snack companies in the world. Through its products Mondelez are exposed to palm oil and soy. Mondelez International Inc. is selected as a powerbroker for palm oil, soy and paper packaging.

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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