Mondelez International, the world's pre-eminent maker of chocolate, biscuits, gum, candy, coffee and powdered beverages, is celebrating its first anniversary as a new company with month-long festivities and volunteer activities for its 110,000 employees around the world.
One year ago today, Kraft Foods Inc. became Mondelez International, Inc. after spinning-off its North American grocery business. Today, Mondelez International is a global snacking powerhouse uniquely built to deliver sustainable, profitable growth due to its many competitive advantages, including:
An advantaged geographic footprint with 40% of revenue in emerging markets
75% of revenue from large, fast-growing snacks categories
An unrivaled portfolio of beloved Power Brands
Proven global innovation platforms
Strong routes-to-market with significant barriers to entry
World-class talent and a deep bench of experienced leaders
Throughout October, employees are marking the company's first anniversary by taking time to give back to their communities. Partnering with leading global and local nonprofit organizations, such as Save the Children, INMED Partnerships for Children and Klasse2000, more than 16,000 employees will roll up their sleeves to volunteer in more than 80 countries.
Employees play a vital role in their communities all year long, and this month of service simply carries on a rich tradition of volunteerism from Mondelez International's legacy companies. This year, the volunteering has been expanded from one week to an entire month, so employees can make an even bigger impact. From planting school vegetable gardens in Egypt and running nutrition workshops in the US to packing food parcels for needy families in Japan and organizing sports for children in China and India, employees are using their skills to help protect the well-being of the planet.