Sustainability

Sustainability

Sustainability is about preserving our world and its people. We all depend on just one planet. Smart and sustainable use of natural resources to reduce our environmental footprint is necessary now more than ever.

Sustainability Hero

We aim to stay at the forefront of the fight against climate change by setting science-based targets to reduce CO2 emissions from our own manufacturing. We also focus our efforts where we can make the biggest difference to reduce climate change by addressing deforestation in our supply chain.

As a food company, it is vital to secure sustainable supplies of key raw materials by empowering farmers and their communities to become more productive and climate-smart.

We use our global scale and focus where we can make the biggest difference: sustainable agriculture and reducing the environmental footprint of our own operations. Our updated sustainability goals for 2020 are an ambitious end-to-end approach.

Sustainable Agriculture Goals

  • All cocoa will ultimately be sustainably sourced, mainly through Cocoa Life
  • 100% of European biscuits (ex. E Europe) made with Harmony wheat by 2022
  • Maintain 100% RSPO palm oil 100% palm oil traceable to the mill from suppliers with aligned policies
  • 100% cage-free eggs in U.S., Canada by 2020 and EU and rest of world (ex. Ukraine, Russia, China) by 2025

Environmental Footprint Goals

  • Reduce absolute CO2 emissions from manufacturing 15%*
  • Reduce water use by 10%* at priority locations where water is most scarce
  • Reduce total waste in manufacturing 20%*
  • Eliminate 65,000 metric tonnes of packaging

*by 2020 vs. 2013 baseline