Mondelez International

Nabisco, Cadbury, Oreo, BelVita, Chips Ahoy, Halls, Honey Maid, Ritz, Philadelphia, Sour Patch Kids, Toblerone, Trident, Triscuit, Wheat Thins, CLIF Bar, Green Mountain Coffee Company
Deerfield, Illinois
Food Beverage and Tobacco

Corporate Bias Rating

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Risk Level:

Rating - Danger
High Risk

Summary:

Mondelez scored a 95 on the 2023 Corporate Equality Index (CEI) from the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), a political stakeholder group. By complying with the HRC’s controversial demands, Mondelez, the parent company of Nabisco, Cadbury, Oreo, and other food brands, increases the risk of dividing employees, alienating customers and harming shareholders. The company covers transgender-related medical costs for its employees and their children and provides specific sexual orientation and gender identity-based benefits. It also uses sex and gender ideology criteria in employee recruitment, vendor selection, marketing, and philanthropic support. Mondelez forces employees to undergo multiple ideological trainings and uses its reputation, corporate funds, and political influence to support controversial sex and gender ideologies, organizations, and legislation. Mondelez is part of the Global Alliance for Responsible Media that targets "hate speech" and does not provide viewpoint protections for its employees. The company made a $500,000 donation to the Black Lives Matter Global Network and the NAACP. Oreo made a $500,000 donation to PFLAG, prompting a shareholder proposal calling for Mondelez to analyze the risk of associating with ideological organizations. The company opposed various state and local legislation intended to protect parental rights, girls’ sports, bathroom facilities, and gendered spaces. Mondelez denounced various states’ legislative efforts to protect election integrity and security. The company is a member of the MCCA, indicating its focus on recruiting, retaining, and promoting employees based on race. For these reasons, Mondelez receives a High Risk rating.

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Board Bias

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CEO of Mondelez International

Dirk Van de Put

Dirk Van de Put

Summary:

Headquartered in Deerfield, Illinois, Mondelez International is a member of the Fortune 250 operating in the Food Beverage and Tobacco industry. Dirk Van de Put and Dirk Van de Put serve as CEO/President and Chairman, respectively, leading the company’s C-suite executive team and the board of directors. Amongst these teams, the collective leadership is responsible for $39,237 to Republican causes and $38,552 to Democratic causes. Under their tenure, Mondelez International currently holds a 'High Risk' risk rating.

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Political Contributions of Leadership:

$39,237

$38,552

Republican

Democrat

Shareholder Proposals

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Date
ESG Category
Proponent
Summary of ResolutionMgmt RecTotal Vote % in Favor
5/17/23GovernanceNational Legal and Policy CenterRequire Independent Chair of the BoardAgainst25.40%
5/17/23SocialTulipshare LtdAdopt Public Targets to Eradicate Child Labor in Cocoa Supply ChainAgainst20.20%
5/17/23EnvironmentalGreen Century Capital Management, Inc.Publish Annual Benchmarks for Achieving Company’s 2025 Cage-Free Egg GoalAgainst9.10%
5/18/22SocialSHARE (Sharehldr Assoc for Research & EducOversee and Report on a Racial Equity AuditAgainst48.63%
5/18/22GovernanceNational Legal and Policy CenterRequire Independent Board ChairAgainst25.80%
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