Mondelēz International Announces Multi-Year Commitment to Advance Racial Equity

Mondelēz International, Inc. announced a multi-year commitment focused on elevating its existing diversity and inclusion initiatives to make meaningful impacts in the area of racial equity economic empowerment around the world. “Mondelēz International is committed to building a more diverse, inclusive and equitable world, both socially and economically,” said Dirk Van de Put, chairman and CEO of the company. “As a global company, we know that diversity in all its forms is a driver of innovation and growth and we must reflect the diversity of our consumers to deliver stronger business as we lead the future of snacking.”

The initiative focuses on three key areas: colleagues, culture and community, and the company’s aggressive goals include doubling Black representation in management by 2024, spending $1 billion annually with minority and women-owned businesses by 2024 and, lastly, appointing a global chief diversity & inclusion officer. For full details, see the company’s press release.