Mondelez International to Lead Private Sector Action in Côte d’Ivoire’s Program to Combat Deforestation
Commitment to participate in REDD+ program supported by the World Bank
Integrates action to combat deforestation into Cocoa Life sustainability programCalls on industry to partner with governments to tackle rural poverty while reducing emissions from deforestation
PARIS, Dec. 01, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Mondelēz International (Nasdaq:MDLZ) today committed to lead private sector action as part of Côte d’Ivoire’s national program to combat deforestation. The commitment was made at the COP21 climate talks in Paris and will contribute to the company’s recently announced sustainability goals for 2020. The goal includes an ambitious end-to-end approach to reduce its carbon footprint through actions to reduce deforestation in its agricultural supply chain as well as to cut carbon dioxide emissions from manufacturing by an absolute 15 percent, in line with science-based targets.About Cocoa LifeCocoa Life aims to reach more than 200,000 farmers across six countries, benefiting more than a million people. Mondelez International’s ultimate goal is to sustainably source all the company’s cocoa supply, mainly via Cocoa Life. By working in partnership with farmers, NGOs, suppliers and government institutions, Cocoa Life answers Mondelēz International’s Call For Well-being, which urges employees, suppliers and community partners to join together to develop new approaches that can have a positive impact on the planet and its people. The Call For Well-being focuses on four key areas where the company can make the greatest impact: mindful snacking, sustainability, community and safety. Follow our progress at www.cocoalife.org/progress.About Mondelēz InternationalMondelēz International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MDLZ) is a global snacking powerhouse, with pro forma 2014 revenue of more than $30 billion. Creating delicious moments of joy in 165 countries, Mondelēz International is a world leader in biscuits, chocolate, gum, candy and powdered beverages, with billion-dollar brands such as Oreo, LU and Nabisco biscuits; Cadbury, Cadbury Dairy Milk and Milka chocolate; Trident gum and Tang powdered beverages. 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 us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/MDLZ.
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