Sustainability is a strategic business priority for Kraft Foods. We focus on areas that matter most to our business and where we can make the biggest impact. Our “sustainability Wheel” represents our focus areas and serves as our framework for building sustainability into everything we do. We use the wheel to measure and reward improvement. Our six areas of focus are: agricultural commodities, packaging, energy, water, waste and transportation/distribution.
in 2006, we set aggressive five-year goals*. in 2010, after integrating the Cadbury and lu businesses and looking to continuously improve upon our successes, we expanded our initial goals. for our 2011–2015 goals, we’ve added sustainable agriculture and transportation to what we’re measuring.
By the end of 2015, using 2010 as our base year, we plan to*:
- increase sustainable sourcing** of agricultural commodities by 25 percent.
- Eliminate 50,000 metric tons (100 million pounds) of packaging material.
- reduce energy use in our manufacturing plants by 15 percent.
- reduce energy-related carbon dioxide emissions in our manufacturing plants by 15 percent.
- reduce water consumption in our manufacturing plants by 15 percent.
- reduce waste at our manufacturing plants by 15 percent.
- reduce 80.5 million kilometers (50 million miles) from our transportation network.
From 2005 to 2010, we reduced our energy use by 16 percent and our energy-related carbon dioxide emissions by 18 percent. By 2015, we’re aiming to reduce our energy use and energy-related carbon dioxide emissions by an additional 15 percent each. We’re making progress by changing our operations, improving facilities and training employees to modify their behavior. We’re also investing in new technologies for lighting, heating, refrigeration, processing and packaging.