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Mondēlez International to aid women farmers in its supply chain following Oxfam's "Behind the Brands" report

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23 April 2013

Chocolatier Mondelez Pledges to Aid Women Farmers

Author: Alan Bjerga, Bloomberg

Mondelez International…has agreed to work to improve the well-being of women cocoa farmers after an Oxfam International report detailed corporate shortcomings in human rights and sustainability. Mondelez is the third company in the past two months to pledge to assess the conditions of women in its supply chain and address gender inequality since an Oxfam campaign rated 10 food companies on their policies…[It ] joins Nestle…and Mars…in adjusting its practices since the Oxfam report…“An increased involvement of women in the supply base leads to improved financial management by farmers, better education for youth and more sustainable, thriving communities,” Christine McGrath, vice president of external affairs and cocoa life at Mondelez, said…Mondelez will sign the UN Women Empowerment Principles by the end of this week…It is the first of the three major chocolate producers to sign the UN document, which outlines ways to help women in workplaces, markets and communities.[Also refers to Associated British Foods, ConAgra, Kellogg’s, Shell]

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13 March 2013

Company responses to Oxfam's campaign: "Behind the Brands - Food Justice and the 'Big 10' Food and Beverage Companies"

Author: Oxfam

In February 2013, Oxfam launched its "Behind the Brands" campaign. The campaign scored the 10 largest food and beverage firms on their policies in seven areas that Oxfam described as "critical to sustainable agricultural production, yet historically neglected by the food and beverage industry." Those are: women, small scale farmers; farm workers; water; land; climate change; and transparency. [and responses by Associated British Foods, Coca-Cola, Danone, General Mills, Kellogg's, Mars, Mondēlez International (formerly Kraft), Nestlé, PepsiCo, Unilever]

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