- Ongoing strong performance driven by focus to deliver business growth while making positive impact on people and planet
- Reflects company’s commitment to accelerate efforts around climate change and reduce its global carbon footprint
DEERFIELD, Ill., Sept. 13, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Mondelēz International has once again been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) for both the North America and World indices. The DJSI is a globally recognized independent benchmark that conducts comprehensive assessments of a company's economic, environmental and social performance with a strong focus on long-term value creation for shareholders.
Mondelēz International’s overall score was in the 92nd percentile of its industry. The company also achieved perfect scores of 100 in water-related risks and health and nutrition, with score increases in human rights, operational eco-efficiency, talent attraction and retention, and corporate citizenship and philanthropy.
“We’re proud of our continued strong performance in the DJSI World Index,” said Christine McGrath, Chief Sustainability, Well-being and Public & Government Affairs Officer. “It’s a testament that the work we do each day to grow our business and empower people to snack right is also growing our positive impact in the world. Leveraging our global scale, we focus our efforts where we know we can have the greatest impact to build a better future.”
For the 2018 assessment, the world’s largest 3,500 companies from developed and emerging markets were invited to take part. Only companies scoring among the top 10 percent per industry were eligible for the World Index, while companies in the top 20 percent per industry were eligible for the North America index.
In its recently released 2017 Impact For Growth Progress Report, the company demonstrated how its impact programs align with and support the United Nations 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs). The company reported using 25 percent less water at priority locations where water is most scarce; as well as a 10 percent reduction in absolute CO2 emissions from manufacturing, and eliminating more than 53,500 metric tonnes of packaging material. The company also increased the impact of Cocoa Life, the company’s sustainable cocoa sourcing program, reaching 120,500 farmers in 1,085 communities, and sustainably sourcing 35 percent of its cocoa -- up 14 percentage points from 2016.
About Mondelēz International
Mondelēz International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MDLZ) empowers people to snack right in approximately 160 countries around the world. With 2017 net revenues of approximately $26 billion, MDLZ is leading the future of snacking with iconic global and local brands such as Oreo, belVita and LU biscuits; Cadbury Dairy Milk, Milka and Toblerone chocolate; Sour Patch Kids candy and Trident gum. Mondelēz International is a proud member of the Standard and Poor’s 500, Nasdaq 100 and Dow Jones Sustainability Index. Visit www.mondelezinternational.com or follow the company on Twitter at www.twitter.com/MDLZ.
Source: Mondelez International, Inc.