Demonstrating its huge generosity, Mondelez International, Inc. announced it will donate $15 million in financial and in-kind support to community partners advancing critical food stability and emergency relief efforts across the world in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis.
“Managing through and recovering from this global crisis will take everyone’s support and I am pleased we’re standing up to advance relief efforts around the world,” said Dirk Van de Put, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “Our purpose and values as a company are rooted in doing what’s right for our people and our communities and this $15 million global commitment will help further the impactful work of local community partners providing safety, security and assistance for the people who need it most.”
Mondelez World Travel Retail Managing Director, Jaya Singh added: “At Mondelez, people are at the heart of everything that we do and our approach to responding to this unprecedented situation is no different. Around the world, across our communities and within our special travel retail channel, we are weathering an immense storm. The key to our perseverance right now is reaching out to one another and lending a helping hand where possible. We are stronger together.” Support for this program will come from the Mondelēz International Foundation as well as global and local brand initiatives. Mondelēz China, for example, has already donated approximately $1 million in cash and in- kind donation value to support relief efforts in the region, including the China Youth Development Foundation. Other local business unit efforts will follow.
For more information about Mondelēz International’s response to the COVID-19 crisis, please refer to our website: https:// www.mondelezinternational.com/ coronavirus