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  • Overall approach
    4/10
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      0/4
      Overall commitment
      Commodity-specific commitment - commitment that does not apply to all of the commodities the company is exposed to
      0/4
      Do they have a commitment for other non-Forest 500 commodities, if so which?: Cocoa

      Which commodities does the commodity-specific commitment apply to?: Palm oil; Pulp & Paper
      "We are committed to sourcing our ingredients more sustainably without harming the environment. To this end, we are reducing deforestation in our supply chain. We believe this is critical in order to address global climate change and protect the local ecosystems that farmers need to grow sustainable raw materials...We focus on tackling deforestation in cocoa and palm oil, where we can have the biggest direct positive impact."
    • Signatory to an initiative tackling deforestation
      1/1
      Signatory
      Yes
      1/1
      "As a leading member of the Consumer Goods Forum Forest Positive Coalition of Action, we are committed to moving efficiently and quickly towards a forest positive future. Collectively we are focusing on systemic change and are working with governments, partners at the Tropical Forest Alliance and other stakeholders towards shared action and progress on supply chain sustainability and green economic development"
    • Awareness of the value of forests
      1/1
      Awareness
      Yes
      1/1
      "Conserving and Restoring Forests We believe conserving the land and forests is a promise to future generations. Forests help stabilize the climate: they regulate ecosystems, protect biodiversity, drive sustainable growth — and play an integral part in the carbon cycle. Climate change remains the biggest challenge facing our planet, its people – and businesses"
    • Deforestation as a business risk
      1/1
      Business risk
      Yes
      1/1
      What proportion of revenue that comes from relevant industries is exposed to each forest risk commodity?: NA

      What poportion of a company’s annual revenue depends on each forest risk commodity?: Palm oil 61-70%

      What type of risk is recognised?: Operational

      Type of risk if Other. Also add any relevant details: NA

      What revenue comes from industries relevant to each forest risk commodity?: NA
      "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
      High-level management
      Yes
      1/1
      Which commodities does it apply to?: Palm oil

      How often does the committee or board meet to assess company's progress on addressing deforestation-related issues?: Half-yearly
      "Within our Board, we have a Governance, Membership and Public Affairs Committee (Governance Committee), made up of three or more non-employee members, and is directly responsible for overseeing policies and programs related to corporate citizenship, social responsibility and public policy issues significant to MDLZ. This includes sustainability and environmental responsibility, marketing and packaging and covers critical sustainability policies, programming, strategy development and progress on related KPIs. For example, our Governance Committee reviewed our sustainable ingredients focus on key raw materials including cocoa and palm oil to promote sustainable agriculture and prevent deforestation. The Governance Committee is also responsible for monitoring issues, trends, internal and external factors and relationships that may affect the public image and reputation of MDLZ and the food and beverage industry, such as sustainability issues, deforestation and climate change."
    • Executive compensation linked to deforestation
    • Target to reduce emissions from land-use change
      0/1
    • Reporting on emissions from land-use change
      0/1
    • Disclosure of conservation activity
    • Disclosure of reforestation activity
      Reforestation disclosure
      Yes
      0/0
      How many hectares of reforestation or restoration are being or have been conducted or facilitated by the company?: 5634ha
      “The partnership with Cocoa Life brings a new perspective to expand our efforts. Indeed, the Pará region, which had one of the highest rates of deforestation in Brazil, has the potential to become an example of sustainable development and restoration in the Amazon Rainforest," says Rodrigo Freire, Vice Coordinator of Restoration for TNC in Brazil. “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:Impact at least 500 farmers,Deploy six demonstration plots to share good agricultural practices, promote ecological soil management and good post-harvest practices,Transform 1,000 hectares of pasture land into cocoa agroforestry,Re-shape 750 hectares of existing cocoa farms with new agro-ecological soil managementRestore 500 hectares of riparian forest and protect watersheds."
    • Target to reduce emissions in scope 1/2
      Reduce emissions
      Yes
      0/0
      What is the target date for the company to achieve their climate target?: 2050

      Type of climate target: Net-zero emissions

      Is this target aligned with/verified by SBTi?: Yes
      "We are excited to announce our commitment to a target of net zero greenhouse gas emissions across our full value chain by 2050."
  • Commodity score
    29/90
    • Palm oil
      56/90
      • Commitment Strength
        15/17
        • Commodity-specific deforestation commitment
          8/9.5
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross deforestation
            4/6
            Commodity-specific deforestation commitment
            Zero-gross deforestation
            4/6
            Does the company have a commitment to the protection of other specific named ecosystems?: HCS; Peat

            Which certification schemes are used?: RSPO

            When was this commitment set?: 2020
            "We are committed to sourcing palm oil sustainably, helping to eradicate deforestation and respecting human rights in the palm oil supply chain. In 2014, we set out principles for palm oil production for our suppliers to follow and committed to deliver an action plan to ensure a sustainably sourced palm oil supply. In 2020, we updated our POAP with a stronger set of expectations on our direct suppliers to improve transparency and traceability. Our principles include: 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 2. No development on Peat lands (regardless of depth), after 31st December 2015...Criteria: Zero gross deforestation/ no deforestation % of total production/ consumption covered by commitment 100%"
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            "We are committed to sourcing palm oil sustainably, helping to eradicate deforestation and respecting human rights in the palm oil supply chain. In 2014, we set out principles for palm oil production for our suppliers to follow and committed to deliver an action plan to ensure a sustainably sourced palm oil supply. In 2020, we updated our POAP with a stronger set of expectations on our direct suppliers to improve transparency and traceability. Our principles include: 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 2. No development on Peat lands (regardless of depth), after 31st December 2015...Criteria: Zero gross deforestation/ no deforestation % of total production/ consumption covered by commitment 100%"
          • Target date
            Current/achieved
            1/1
            Target date
            Current/achieved
            1/1
            What actions or steps are identified for time-bound implementation?: Obtain RSPO Certification
            "We are committed to sourcing palm oil sustainably, helping to eradicate deforestation and respecting human rights in the palm oil supply chain. In 2014, we set out principles for palm oil production for our suppliers to follow and committed to deliver an action plan to ensure a sustainably sourced palm oil supply. In 2020, we updated our POAP with a stronger set of expectations on our direct suppliers to improve transparency and traceability. Our principles include: 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 2. No development on Peat lands (regardless of depth), after 31st December 2015...Criteria: Zero gross deforestation/ no deforestation % of total production/ consumption covered by commitment 100%"
          • Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2023)
            0.5/0.5
            Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2023)
            0.5/0.5
            What date is given for the interim milestone?: NA
            "We are committed to sourcing palm oil sustainably, helping to eradicate deforestation and respecting human rights in the palm oil supply chain. In 2014, we set out principles for palm oil production for our suppliers to follow and committed to deliver an action plan to ensure a sustainably sourced palm oil supply. In 2020, we updated our POAP with a stronger set of expectations on our direct suppliers to improve transparency and traceability. Our principles include: 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 2. No development on Peat lands (regardless of depth), after 31st December 2015...Criteria: Zero gross deforestation/ no deforestation % of total production/ consumption covered by commitment 100%"
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          7/7.5
          • Commitment details
            Traces to Point of production
            4/4
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Traces to Point of production
            4/4
            When was this commitment set?: 2020
            "y. In 2020, we updated our POAP with a stronger set of expectations on our direct suppliers to improve transparency and traceability. [...] we have a clear approach and have set transparent goals to achieve by 2025: [...] 100% traceable forest-monitored palm oil" [...] " 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"
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            "we have a clear approach and have set transparent goals to achieve by 2025: [...] 100% traceable forest-monitored palm oil" [...] " 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"
          • Target date
            2025
            0.8/1
            Target date
            2025
            0.8/1
            What actions or steps are identified for time-bound implementation?: traceable to mill
            "we have a clear approach and have set transparent goals to achieve by 2025: [...] 100% traceable forest-monitored palm oil" [...] " 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"
          • Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2023)
            0.5/0.5
            Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2023)
            0.5/0.5
            What date is given for the interim milestone?: 2021
            "From Q1 2021, we expect 80% of its palm oil to meet these enhanced expectations with strong supplier partnership, working to increase coverage as quickly as possible. The enhanced sourcing requirements will improve transparency across the sector by requiring suppliers to confirm sustainable sourcing practices across their entire supply chain by 2025, not just the portion supplied to Mondelēz International." [...] "At the end of 2020, 98% of our palm oil was traceable to mill and 99% sourced from suppliers aligned to our Palm Oil Action Plan (our goal is 100%- by 2025)."
      • Associated Human Rights Abuses
        8/17
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          3/3
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          3/3
          Details of commitment: ILO; UNGP; UN Declaration for HR; Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour; Freedom of association

          How far back in the supply chain does this commitment apply?: Tier 1

          Other workers' rights commitments: Free from abusive practices/undue disciplinary procedures
          "In addition to complying with all laws and regulations, suppliers must comply with Mondelēz International’s expectations in term of:Forced LaborChild Labor Harassment and Abuse"[...]"At Mondelēz International, we undertake efforts on the following human rights areas, among others: Freedom of Association and Collective Bargaining: We believe in a workplace where employees have the right to join (or not join) a union and we are committed to bargaining with employee representatives in good faith...Harassment and Discrimination: We will not tolerate any form of harassment in employment or employee treatment...At Mondelēz International, we are committed to making our snacks the right way, protecting the planet and respecting the human rights of people in our value chain, using the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs) as a framework for preventing and mitigating human rights risks. In addition to abiding by applicable law and regulation, Mondelēz International endeavors to respect all internationally recognized human rights, as relevant to our operations and as set out in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. We support the principles concerning fundamental rights set out in the International Labor Organization Core Conventions and the International Bill of Human Rights."
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          2/2
          Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          2/2
          How many smallholders do they support, and what percentage does this represent in terms of their sourcing from smallholders?: NA

          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
          1/2
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          0.5/2
          "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, sex, age, nationality, marital status, ethnic origin, or any legally protected status."
        • Commitment to remediation
          Yes
          1/1
          Commitment to remediation
          Yes
          0.5/1
          What does the commitment cover?: 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 test Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes, the company commits to test for FPIC prior to acquiring new interests, developments, or expansions
          2/3
          Commitment to test Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes, the company commits to test for FPIC prior to acquiring new interests, developments, or expansions
          2/3
          How far back in the supply chain does this commitment apply?: Tier 1
          "Our principles include: On land rights adhere to the principles of Free, Prior Informed Consent (FPIC)"
        • Commitment to respect customary rights to land, resources, and territory
          No
          0/3
        • Zero-tolerance approach to violence and threats
          No
          0/3
      • Implementation and Reporting
        34/56
        • Reporting proportion of compliant volumes
          0/0
        • Reporting is independently verified
          Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme
          2/2
          Reporting is independently verified
          Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme
          2/2
          What percent of the company's supply volume is verified using company verification systems?: 100%

          Is the performance of compliance of some suppliers, sources, or origins not verified, and if so why not?: NA

          Which processes or groups does the company use for third party verification?: Global Forest Watch

          What methods are used for verification?: satellite monitoring, Global forest watch

          Which tools, approaches, third-party verification, including certification, schemes are used?: satellite monitoring, Global forest watch

          For what percent of the company's supply volume is third-party verification of performance relative to commitments conducted?: 100%
          2020 ACOP shows that they used a total of 335509 tonnes of palm oil, of which 100% is RSPO certified
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          Yes, required
          3/3
          Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          Yes, required
          3/3
          "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
          In their 2021 CDP Mondelez International Inc give their deforestation cut-off date as 2015
        • Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          What initiatives does the company participate in?: Consumer Goods Forum’s Forest Positive Coalition of Action; he Palm Oil Working Group and the Human Rights Working Group
          Partners and Industry Coalition Memberships: We co-chair the Consumer Goods Forum’s Forest Positive Coalition of Action, the Palm Oil Working Group and the Human Rights Working Group, where we are pioneering sector-wide approaches for a future that is forest positive and respects human rights."
        • Jurisdictional approach focused on sustainable land use
          No
          0/2
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          Yes
          2/2
          Risk assessments for forest risk
          Yes
          2/2
          For what percentage of material produced or sourced by the company has forest risk been assessed?: 100%

          How frequently are assessments conducted?: Not specified
          "For palm, we leverage the Global Forest Watch Pro Risk tool, a commonly used capability for assessing and monitoring deforestation risk within the palm oil supply chain. We then combine this assessment with satellite monitoring capabilities via Satelligence and a robust grievance management process to ensure we proactively address issues that could lead to constrained supply of palm oil"
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          "On an annual basis, we compare our risk assessments with key suppliers to devise action plans for remediation where appropriate. We also expect our suppliers to abide by local government laws, rules and regulations with respect to deforestation, human rights and land rights. Any kind of alleged non-compliance gets addressed through our grievance mechanism and appropriate actions are taken in case of verified grievance."[...]"For our own operations and tier 1 suppliers, on an ongoing basis we seek to identify potential human rights issues, and monitor compliance with our policies and our corporate responsibility expectations through independent audits."[...]"Among other duties, the Audit Committee also oversees: our compliance with legal and regulatory requirements"
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          What is the nature of the grievance mechanism used by the company?: Own mechanism

          Which issues does the grievance mechanism cover?: Social; Environmental
          "EXTERNAL REPORTS OF WRONGDOING Reports from people outside of the company of suspected wrongdoing may also be brought to our attention in four ways: By mail: Business Integrity Department Mondelēz International, Inc.905 West Fulton Market, Suite 200Chicago, IL 60607USABy e-mail: [email protected] 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 sourced/used
          Reporting total volume
          3/3
          Report volumes of commodity sourced/used
          Reporting total volume
          3/3
          Reporting non-certified/non-compliant volume: 0 Metric Tonnes

          What is the non-DCF commodity volume sourced from known production areas, and proportion of total supply chain volume this represents?: NA

          Total volume: 335509.0 Metric Tonnes

          Reporting certified/compliant volume: 335509.0 Metric Tonnes

          What product types/sectors is this in?: Food
          2020 ACOP shows that they used a total of 335509 tonnes of palm oil, of which 100% is RSPO certified.
        • Monitor compliance for labour rights and FPIC
          Yes, and publishes evidence of actions taken to implement its commitment on labour rights in the production or primary processing operations that it owns, manages or otherwise controls or its supply chains
          3/5
          Monitor compliance for labour rights and FPIC
          Yes, and publishes evidence of actions taken to implement its commitment on labour rights in the production or primary processing operations that it owns, manages or otherwise controls or its supply chains
          2.5/5
          What is the status of those FPIC processes?: NA

          What percentage/number of new interests, developments, or expansions has the company used FPIC to secure consent of indigenous peoples/local communities?: NA

          What steps has the company taken to implement their labour rights commitment?: SMETA Audits and training programs to ensure compliance with standards
          "We expect our Suppliers and business partners to comply with and communicate these expectations throughout their supply chain – including their own suppliers and partners – by adopting efficient management systems, polices, procedures and training to uphold the standards and expectations set forth in this Supplier & Partner Code within their own business operations."[...]"For our own operations and tier 1 suppliers, on an ongoing basis we seek to identify potential human rights issues, and monitor compliance with our policies and our corporate responsibility expectations through independent audits. We use the SMETA audit protocol to evaluate our internal manufacturing sites and direct suppliers against a common set of corporate social responsibility standards developed for the consumer goods industry."
        • Monitor compliance for zero tolerance approach and customary rights
          No
          0/5
        • Downstream: Reporting suppliers
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers; Also for its suppliers production or primary processing operations in its supply chains
          3/4
          Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers; Also for its suppliers production or primary processing operations in its supply chains
          3/4
          What percentage of the company's supply chain volume does that represent?: 100%

          How frequently is compliance assessed?: NA

          How is compliance monitored?: Internal monitoring and verification systems

          For what percent of suppliers does the company directly monitor compliance of production or processing operations?: 100%

          For what percentage of the commodity sourced by the company is deforestation/conversion monitored at the farm level on production units known to be in the company's supply chain?: 0%

          For what percentage of suppliers does the company use/rely on external mechanisms to monitor compliance?: 100%
          ""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.""
        • Downstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Suspend suppliers, engage to bring into compliance, and reintroduce to the supply chain
          2/2
          Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Suspend suppliers, engage to bring into compliance, and reintroduce to the supply chain
          2/2
          What type of support does the company offer to its suppliers to help them achieve compliance with commitments?: Engagement to ensure issues are remediated

          What criteria does the policy specify for blacklisting or exclusion?: Failure to comply with Palm Oil Action Plan

          Does the company work with the non-compliant supplier to develop an implementation plan to remedy associated harms or non-compliance?: Yes

          Does the company engage non-compliant indirect suppliers in order to address and remedy non-compliance?: No

          Does the company commit to engage with rightsholders, Indigenous peoples and local communities when developing the implementation plan?: No
          "We investigate claims of deforestation and human rights violations made against our suppliers. If we verify that a supplier has failed to meet the terms of our POAP, we work with them to fix the problem. When there is a significant breach of our requirements, we suspend that supplier from our supply chain and engage with them to ensure an action plan is fully implemented and the issues remediated. Prior to re-entering suspended suppliers, a thorough re-entry assessment must be completed to ensure that the supplier is now operating in full compliance with our POAP."
        • 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?: NA

          Does the company have a list of blacklisted or otherwise excluded suppliers or producers?: No
          Mondelez provide a table showing the number of suspended concessions/mills and the number of suspended groups each year from 2018 to 2021. In 2021 0 mills or groups were suspended, in 2020 9 mills and 2 groups were suspended.
    • Pulp & Paper
      19/90
      • Commitment Strength
        6/17
        • Commodity-specific deforestation commitment
          6/9.5
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross deforestation
            4/6
            Commodity-specific deforestation commitment
            Zero-gross deforestation
            4/6
            What paper/pulp product does their commitment apply to?: Packaging

            When was this commitment set?: na

            Type of sustainability commitment: Reduce the volume of virgin wood fibre used in paper and packaging products through usage of 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
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            "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
            0/1
            Target date
            Past target date, not updated or not achieved
            0/1
            "Use recycled paper or paper from verified non-deforested sources in our packaging" by 2020
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.5
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/7.5
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
          • Target date
            Post 2050 or no target date
            0/1
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.5
      • Associated Human Rights Abuses
        4/17
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          3/3
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          3/3
          Details of commitment: ILO; UNGP; UN Declaration for HR; Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour; Freedom of association

          Other workers' rights commitments: Free from abusive practices/undue disciplinary procedures

          How far back in the supply chain does this commitment apply?: Tier 1
          "In addition to complying with all laws and regulations, suppliers must comply with Mondelēz International’s expectations in term of:Forced LaborChild Labor Harassment and Abuse"[...]"At Mondelēz International, we undertake efforts on the following human rights areas, among others: Freedom of Association and Collective Bargaining: We believe in a workplace where employees have the right to join (or not join) a union and we are committed to bargaining with employee representatives in good faith...Harassment and Discrimination: We will not tolerate any form of harassment in employment or employee treatment...At Mondelēz International, we are committed to making our snacks the right way, protecting the planet and respecting the human rights of people in our value chain, using the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs) as a framework for preventing and mitigating human rights risks. In addition to abiding by applicable law and regulation, Mondelēz International endeavors to respect all internationally recognized human rights, as relevant to our operations and as set out in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. We support the principles concerning fundamental rights set out in the International Labor Organization Core Conventions and the International Bill of Human Rights."
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/2
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          1/2
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          0.5/2
          "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, sex, age, nationality, marital status, ethnic origin, or any legally protected status."
        • Commitment to remediation
          Yes
          1/1
          Commitment to remediation
          Yes
          0.5/1
          What does the commitment cover?: 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 test Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/3
        • Commitment to respect customary rights to land, resources, and territory
          No
          0/3
        • Zero-tolerance approach to violence and threats
          No
          0/3
      • Implementation and Reporting
        9/56
        • Reporting proportion of compliant volumes
          0/0
        • Reporting is independently verified
          No
          0/2
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          No
          0/3
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Jurisdictional approach focused on sustainable land use
          No
          0/2
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          No
          0/2
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          "On an annual basis, we compare our risk assessments with key suppliers to devise action plans for remediation where appropriate. We also expect our suppliers to abide by local government laws, rules and regulations with respect to deforestation, human rights and land rights. Any kind of alleged non-compliance gets addressed through our grievance mechanism and appropriate actions are taken in case of verified grievance."[...]"For our own operations and tier 1 suppliers, on an ongoing basis we seek to identify potential human rights issues, and monitor compliance with our policies and our corporate responsibility expectations through independent audits."[...]"Among other duties, the Audit Committee also oversees: our compliance with legal and regulatory requirements"
        • 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
          "EXTERNAL REPORTS OF WRONGDOING Reports from people outside of the company of suspected wrongdoing may also be brought to our attention in four ways: By mail: Business Integrity Department Mondelēz International, Inc.905 West Fulton Market, Suite 200Chicago, IL 60607USABy e-mail: [email protected] 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 sourced/used
          No reporting
          0/3
        • Monitor compliance for labour rights and FPIC
          Yes, and publishes evidence of actions taken to implement its commitment on labour rights in the production or primary processing operations that it owns, manages or otherwise controls or its supply chains
          3/5
          Monitor compliance for labour rights and FPIC
          Yes, and publishes evidence of actions taken to implement its commitment on labour rights in the production or primary processing operations that it owns, manages or otherwise controls or its supply chains
          2.5/5
          What steps has the company taken to implement their labour rights commitment?: SMETA Audits and training programs to ensure compliance with standards

          What percentage/number of new interests, developments, or expansions has the company used FPIC to secure consent of indigenous peoples/local communities?: NA

          What is the status of those FPIC processes?: NA
          "We expect our Suppliers and business partners to comply with and communicate these expectations throughout their supply chain – including their own suppliers and partners – by adopting efficient management systems, polices, procedures and training to uphold the standards and expectations set forth in this Supplier & Partner Code within their own business operations."[...]"For our own operations and tier 1 suppliers, on an ongoing basis we seek to identify potential human rights issues, and monitor compliance with our policies and our corporate responsibility expectations through independent audits. We use the SMETA audit protocol to evaluate our internal manufacturing sites and direct suppliers against a common set of corporate social responsibility standards developed for the consumer goods industry."
        • Monitor compliance for zero tolerance approach and customary rights
          No
          0/5
        • Downstream: Reporting suppliers
          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
    • Soy
      11/90
      • Commitment Strength
        0/17
        • Commodity-specific deforestation commitment
          0/9.5
          • Commitment details
            No commitment
            0/6
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
          • Target date
            Post 2050 or no target date
            0/1
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.5
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/7.5
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
          • Target date
            Post 2050 or no target date
            0/1
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.5
      • Associated Human Rights Abuses
        5/17
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          3/3
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          3/3
          Details of commitment: ILO; UNGP; UN Declaration for HR; Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour; Freedom of association

          How far back in the supply chain does this commitment apply?: Tier 1

          Other workers' rights commitments: Free from abusive practices/undue disciplinary procedures
          "In addition to complying with all laws and regulations, suppliers must comply with Mondelēz International’s expectations in term of:Forced LaborChild Labor Harassment and Abuse"[...]"At Mondelēz International, we undertake efforts on the following human rights areas, among others: Freedom of Association and Collective Bargaining: We believe in a workplace where employees have the right to join (or not join) a union and we are committed to bargaining with employee representatives in good faith...Harassment and Discrimination: We will not tolerate any form of harassment in employment or employee treatment...At Mondelēz International, we are committed to making our snacks the right way, protecting the planet and respecting the human rights of people in our value chain, using the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs) as a framework for preventing and mitigating human rights risks. In addition to abiding by applicable law and regulation, Mondelēz International endeavors to respect all internationally recognized human rights, as relevant to our operations and as set out in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. We support the principles concerning fundamental rights set out in the International Labor Organization Core Conventions and the International Bill of Human Rights."
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/2
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to ensure equality of women in the supply chain
          1/2
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to ensure equality of women in the supply chain
          1/2
          "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, sex, age, nationality, marital status, ethnic origin, or any legally protected status."
        • Commitment to remediation
          Yes
          1/1
          Commitment to remediation
          Yes
          0.5/1
          What does the commitment cover?: 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 test Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/3
        • Commitment to respect customary rights to land, resources, and territory
          No
          0/3
        • Zero-tolerance approach to violence and threats
          No
          0/3
      • Implementation and Reporting
        7/56
        • Reporting is independently verified
          No
          0/2
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          No
          0/3
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
          Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
          What initiatives does the company participate in?: Consumer Goods Forum’s Forest Positive Coalition of Action; he Palm Oil Working Group and the Human Rights Working Group
        • Jurisdictional approach focused on sustainable land use
          No
          0/2
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          No
          0/2
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          "On an annual basis, we compare our risk assessments with key suppliers to devise action plans for remediation where appropriate. We also expect our suppliers to abide by local government laws, rules and regulations with respect to deforestation, human rights and land rights. Any kind of alleged non-compliance gets addressed through our grievance mechanism and appropriate actions are taken in case of verified grievance."[...]"For our own operations and tier 1 suppliers, on an ongoing basis we seek to identify potential human rights issues, and monitor compliance with our policies and our corporate responsibility expectations through independent audits."[...]"Among other duties, the Audit Committee also oversees: our compliance with legal and regulatory requirements"
        • 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
          "EXTERNAL REPORTS OF WRONGDOINGReports 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 60607USABy e-mail: [email protected] 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 sourced/used
          No reporting
          0/3
        • Monitor compliance for labour rights and FPIC
          Yes, and publishes evidence of actions taken to implement its commitment on labour rights in the production or primary processing operations that it owns, manages or otherwise controls or its supply chains
          3/5
          Monitor compliance for labour rights and FPIC
          Yes, and publishes evidence of actions taken to implement its commitment on labour rights in the production or primary processing operations that it owns, manages or otherwise controls or its supply chains
          2.5/5
          What percentage/number of new interests, developments, or expansions has the company used FPIC to secure consent of indigenous peoples/local communities?: NA

          What is the status of those FPIC processes?: NA

          What steps has the company taken to implement their labour rights commitment?: SMETA Audits and training programs to ensure compliance with standards
          "We expect our Suppliers and business partners to comply with and communicate these expectations throughout their supply chain – including their own suppliers and partners – by adopting efficient management systems, polices, procedures and training to uphold the standards and expectations set forth in this Supplier & Partner Code within their own business operations."[...]"For our own operations and tier 1 suppliers, on an ongoing basis we seek to identify potential human rights issues, and monitor compliance with our policies and our corporate responsibility expectations through independent audits. We use the SMETA audit protocol to evaluate our internal manufacturing sites and direct suppliers against a common set of corporate social responsibility standards developed for the consumer goods industry."
        • Monitor compliance for zero tolerance approach and customary rights
          No
          0/5
        • Downstream: Reporting suppliers
          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
    7/17
    Avg. score
  • Implementation and Reporting
    16/56
    Avg. score
  • Associated Human Rights Abuses
    6/17
    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 Foods & Meats, Paper Packaging
Segments
Manufacturer
HQ
HQ 
United States
Company Type
Company type 
CO
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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