Mondelēz International Commits to 2050 Net Zero Emissions Target

The company will take an end-to-end approach in its aim to reach its net zero emissions target by focusing efforts across key areas and delivering against its existing goals and targets.

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Mondelēz International is committing to a 2050 target of net zero greenhouse gas emissions across its full value chain. As part of its commitment, Mondelēz International has signed the Science Based Targets Initiative’s Business Ambition for 1.5°C, aligning its long-term emissions mitigation targets with the ambitious aim of limiting temperature rise in accordance with the Paris Agreement. Mondelēz International has also joined the United Nations Race to Zero Campaign to help build momentum towards a decarbonized economy.

The company will take an end-to-end approach in its aim to reach its net zero emissions target by focusing efforts across key areas and delivering against its existing goals and targets:

  • Sourcing 100% cocoa volume for chocolate brands through Cocoa Life Program by 2025
  • Sourcing 100% wheat volume for EU biscuits through the Harmony Program by 2022
  • Designing 100% of packaging to be recycle ready by 2025
  • Reducing overall virgin plastic use by 5% and reducing overall virgin rigid plastic by 25% by 2025
  • Continuing to convert global manufacturing electricity footprint to renewable energy
  • Reducing food waste by 15% in manufacturing and 50% in distribution by 2025
  • Starting to replace thermal fuels (e.g., natural gas, diesel, gasoline) with “green” alternatives
  • Investing in new mobility concepts, including electric and hydrogen trucks
  • Reducing warehouse emissions at both owned and third-party facilities by converting to renewable energy sources
  • Improving efficiency of distribution networks by optimizing routes, improving truck and container utilization, increasing intermodal solutions, and reducing traveled distances

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In the past year, the company made significant progress against, and exceeded many, of its existing 2020 and 2025 targets, including:

  • 68% of cocoa volume for chocolate brands sourced through Cocoa Life Program
  • 99% palm oil sourced from suppliers aligned to the company’s 2020 Palm Oil Action Plan
  • 24% reduction in CO2e from manufacturing, exceeding the target of 15%
  • 33% reduction in priority water usage, exceeding the target of 10%
  • 31% reduction in total waste from manufacturing, exceeding the target of 20%


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