Mondelez India is a part of Mondelēz International, one of the world's largest snacking companies, empowering people to snack right in over 150 countries around the world. We have journeyed with India and its consumers for close to 75 years – as part of all their daily moments of snacking and celebrations through every occasion, every festival, every moment of joy. This has made us an indispensable part of India.
India, a top priority market for Mondelez International, has been at the helm of driving the company’s success story worldwide. We have made significant investments to Make in India – whether in our manufacturing or sale footprint, R&D, technology hubs, farming and sustainability and our people.
From providing the first taste of chocolate to Indian consumers’ in 1948, through our iconic brand – Cadbury Dairy Milk, which today is India’s most trusted brand (as per The Economic Times – Brand Equity ‘Most Trusted Brands’ 2020) we have been carrying on the legacy and leadership by defining the taste of chocolate even today. We have created products that are truly Indian – Cadbury 5Star, Cadbury Dairy Milk Silk, Cadbury Gems, Cadbury Bournvita, Cadbury Perk and so many others that have now gone from India to global markets. .
We have redefined the taste of chocolate in the country, touching millions of lives. We are the undisputed market leaders in the chocolate category in the country—Mondelez India owns over 65 percent of the market share (as per Nielsen), with Cadbury Dairy Milk alone commanding a market share of over 40 per cent. Cadbury Bournvita, the second-largest MFD in India, has evolved into the most trusted malted food drinks and at the back of leading biscuit brands like Oreo and Bournvita Biscuits we have been at the heart of numerous warm family moments of our consumers.
As the makers and bakers of some of India’s iconic snacking brands, we have made it our purpose to empower people to snack right. We believe that consumers should not have to choose between snacking and eating right or worry about the impact their snacking choices would have on the world and their communities. We are improving the nutritional and ingredient profile of many of our brands, sourcing ingredients more sustainably and producing snacks with less water, energy, and waste.
For over 55 years, through our Cocoa Life Program we have been building a resilient cocoa community by collaborating with the cocoa farmers across four states in South India. We have been partnering with 100,000 farmers, providing over 3 million seedlings annually, and supporting them to grow sustainable cocoa as an intercrop. In addition, we are committed to building a stronger Nutri-nomy at the back yet another of our National CSR Program, Shubh Aarambh that continues to make a positive impact on the lives of children by driving health, hygiene, nutrition, education, sports, access to clean drinking water and kitchen gardening, across 7 states in the country.
At the heart of everything we do is our most important asset—our people. Mondelez India has more than 3500 employees, spread across every corner of the country. Our policies are designed to ensure a level playing field for women and men. We were one of the first companies to have adopted a gender diversity policy, six decades ago. We believe firmly in the ‘Build’ philosophy where colleagues are trained /encouraged to transition into wider roles with immense opportunity for development and great career paths. As a future-fit organization, we are constantly adopting innovative and cutting-edge ways of working.
Headquartered in Mumbai, Mondelez India Foods Private Limited has sales offices in New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, and Chennai and manufacturing facilities at Induri (Maharashtra), Malanpur (Madhya Pradesh), Baddi (Himachal Pradesh) and Sri City (Andhra Pradesh), in addition to a global Research & Development Technical Centre and Global Business Hub in Maharashtra and a vast distribution network across the country.