Mondelez International

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Consumer Staples
Deerfield, United States
Brands and Associated Companies:
Kraft Foods, Cadburys, Nabisco, Oreo

Climate Lobbying Overview: Mondelez offers positive top-line positions on climate change, with limited engagement on specific climate-related policies. Despite top-line support for climate action, the company is a member of the National Association of Manufacturers, a group that is largely opposed to climate policy in the US.

Top-line Messaging on Climate Policy: Mondelez appears to have positive though limited top-line messaging on climate change. In December 2020, it signed a joint letter with ‘America is All In’ supporting action to achieve net zero emissions by 2050 or sooner, as well as climate policies to put the country on a path toward that goal. The company does not appear to have made additional statements on the need for climate policy in general. Previously, in December 2019, it issued a press release calling for continued US participation in the Paris Agreement.

Engagement with Climate-Related Regulations: InfluenceMap did not find recent evidence of Mondelez’s position on, or engagement with, specific climate-related policies.

Positioning on Energy Transition: InfluenceMap did not find recent evidence of Mondelez’s position on, or engagement with, policy to transition the energy mix.

Industry Association Governance: In 2022, Mondelez disclosed a list of trade associations to which it pays dues over $50,000. The company has not published a formal review of its industry associations. In its 2021 annual climate disclosure report, Mondelez failed to disclose its membership to the National Association of Manufacturers, a group which has traditionally lobbied negatively on various US climate policies while strongly supporting the ongoing use of fossil fuels.

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How to Read our Relationship Score Map

In this section, we depict graphically the relationships the corporation has with trade associations, federations, advocacy groups and other third parties who may be acting on their behalf to influence climate change policy. Each of the columns above represents one relationship the corporation appears to have with such a third party. In these columns, the top, dark section represents the strength of the relationship the corporation has with the influencer. For example if a corporation's senior executive also held a key role in the trade association, we would deem this to be a strong relationship and it would be on the far left of the chart above, with the weaker ones to the right. Click on these grey shaded upper sections for details of these relationships. The middle section contains a link to the organization score details of the influencer concerned, so you can see the details of its climate change policy influence. Click on the middle sections for for details of the trade associations. The lower section contains the organization score of that influencer, the lower the more negatively it is influencing climate policy.