We’re strongly committed to the communities where we operate and we’re proud to be a part of them. We have approximately 7,000 employees across the UK and Ireland making brands that people love, including Cadbury Dairy Milk, Kenco and Oreo. We invest more than £2.5 million each year in our UK and Ireland communities through cash, gifts in kind and employee time.

Mondelēz International has been recognised with a ‘Big Tick’ as part of the prestigious Responsible Business Awards 2014, which are run by the charity Business in the Community. We achieved the Big Tick for our Health for Life in primary schools programme in the Building Stronger Communities category which aims to recognise partnerships between businesses and community organisations, where businesses have worked with a community partner to identify and address a key social issue. We were also the overall winner in the Local Impact West Midlands Employee Volunteering Business category, which recognises businesses that have made volunteering culturally normal, engaging employees across the business and demonstrating an impact on the local community.


Health For Life - Health for Life is a five year programme in south Birmingham, funded by the Mondelēz International Foundation, which promotes healthy lifestyles by engaging people in growing food, physical activity, healthy eating and cookery. Why not check out our Health For Life infographic for an overview of the programme or the progress we’ve made in our Health For Life Primary Schools programme can be seen in this short video.


Adopting a whole community approach, the programme is delivered through primary and secondary schools by Life Education West Midlands in partnership with the Health Education Service and, to the wider community, by The Conservation Volunteers.

The programme was launched in 2012 and will reach around 60,000 pupils, parents and school staff and 50,000 households in south Birmingham. Local Mondelēz International employee volunteers are also regularly involved in programme activities.

Health for Life is a supporter of Change4Life, the wellbeing campaign from the Department for Health, and offers a range of opportunities to encourage families towards leading healthier lifestyles. For enquiries about the programme please contact Nicki Rees.

Taste of work -Taste of Work is a community investment programme which operates in primary and secondary schools, and in further education. The programme also supports young people who are at risk of becoming NEET (not in employment, education or training).

Through our Taste of Work programme our employees share their business skills with young people and disadvantaged adults to enhance their ability to gain and sustain employment. The programme also funds a web based ‘skills passport’ throughout the schools in which the programme is delivered, enabling students to build an online portfolio of achievements and skills which can support them in further education or the world of work. The programme was launched in 2007, working in partnership with Sheffield City Council and now supports local communities in the areas of Sheffield and Birmingham, with a pilot programme launching in Banbury during 2014. The aim of the programme is to raise awareness and inspire young people about the food and drink industry and the career opportunities within our business. The programme has received national acclaim with Mondelēz International wining the Food and Drink Federation Education award in 2013.

Employee Passions - Our employees are a passionate bunch; they get involved in activities ranging from silent discos to sky dives for their favourite charities! We encourage and value the causes which are closest to employees’ hearts and support their involvement through volunteering and our cashmatch programme.

Cadbury Foundation - Back in 1935 the Foundation was set up in recognition of company founders, George and Richard Cadbury, and their investment in the welfare of their employees and wider communities. Today, the Foundation’s ethos of ‘helping others to help themselves’ acknowledges our heritage, and the original Cadbury brothers’ conviction that prosperous, educated, enterprising and inclusive communities are good for business.

We support charities across the UK and Ireland which are located close to our sites, so that colleagues can contribute their time and skills.  Our approach is to actively seek out projects to support, which unfortunately means we cannot accept any unsolicited requests for funding.

The British Paralympic Association - In August 2013, we were delighted to become a commercial partner to The British Paralympic Association through to March 2017. We are proud to be able to continue our relationship with the British Paralympic Association following our support during the London 2012 Paralympic Games and we look forward to working with them through to Rio 2016.