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Mondelez Kinh Do in pursuit of environmentally friendly packaging for sustainable development

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Mondelez Kinh Do, the owner of the most loved snack brands including Kinh Do, Cosy, Solite, AFC, LU, Oreo, Ritz, Slide, Halls, Trident, Cadbury, Toblerone and Tang among others, continues to make progress towards its ambitious commitments to reducing the environmental impact of packaging and tackling plastic waste.

Today, 95% of Mondelez Kinh Do’s total packaging, both plastic and non-plastic, is recyclable and reusable. The company also has plans on validating lamination film (PP-based material) for its products, as well as reducing packaging material by 20% for any new product development or re-innovation project.

This important milestone contributes greatly to the company’s long-term ambition to leverage its scale to reduce the impact on the environment and its commitment to achieving 100% packaging recyclable and labeled with consumption information across its portfolio by 2025. To realize its bold commitments, Mondelez Kinh Do has significantly stepped up its efforts to make sustainable packaging not only available but also apparent to consumers.

Recently, as a member of the Packaging Recycling Organization Vietnam (PRO Vietnam), a leading initiative focused on driving the circular economy and making recycling more accessible and sustainable, Mondelez Kinh Do takes a leading position in on-pack communication for recycling with transparency. Accordingly, the company applies PRO logo on the packaging of its products as an affirmation of Mondelez Kinh Do’s eco-friendly packaging.

“Reducing the environmental impact of packaging and tackling plastic waste are urgent priorities for us, which we take extremely seriously. This priority is in line with our long-term commitment to preserve the planet and meet consumers’ aspirations every day. As a member of PRO Vietnam, Mondelez Kinh Do now can better partner with and influence our external stakeholders to drive a circular economy for Vietnam. Mondelez Kinh Do team has taken the lead for working on the flexible packaging platform and bring technical know-how as well as the partnership with our peers in a non-competitive way to look for win-win solutions,” said Mr. Anand Jakati, Director of Supply Chain, Mondelez Kinh Do Vietnam.

Earlier this month, the company made some bold steps forward in its ambition to build a more sustainable snacking company with the commitment to a 2050 target to Net Zero greenhouse gas emissions across the full value chain.

In recognition of Mondelez Kinh Do’s pioneering role in sustainable development in Vietnam, Mondelez Kinh Do has been ranked one of the Top 100 sustainable companies in 2021, based on the Corporate Sustainability Index (CSI) led by the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) in coordination with the Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA), the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE) and Vietnam General Confederation of Labor (VGCL).

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