Mondelez Celebrates First Anniversary

Published in CSP Daily News

Thousands of employees in more than 80 countries dedicate October to volunteering

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DEERFIELD, Ill. -- Mondelez, a leading 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.

The global snacking business includes an advantaged geographic footprint with 40% of revenue in emerging markets, 75% of revenue from large, fast-growing snacks categories, a large portfolio of "power brands," proven global innovation platforms. strong routes-to-market with significant barriers to entry and world-class talent and a deep bench of experienced leaders, it said.

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.

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 United States 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.

Deerfield, Ill.-based Mondelez had 2012 revenue of $35 billion. Its billion-dollar brands include Cadbury, Cadbury Dairy Milk and Milka chocolate, Jacobs coffee, LU, Nabisco and Oreo biscuits, Tang powdered beverages and Trident gum.