DS Smith and Mondelēz renew partnership

DS Smith, a provider of fibre-based sustainable packaging has announced a second consecutive five-year contract agreement to be the sole supplier of corrugated packaging in Europe for Mondelēz International, one of the largest snacking companies with brands including Cadbury Dairy Milk, Milka, Oreo, Toblerone chocolate, and more.

The agreement represents an exclusive partnership and is an extension of existing services with a commitment to new projects. It involves building on an already established relationship that Mondelēz and DS Smith has held in place for the last 10 years.

Both companies value collaboration and co-creation and is embodied in the spirit of their partnership. The cooperation will enable them to further build on their R&D programmes and deliver sustainable packaging solutions.

New fibre-based sustainable packaging solutions will be implemented across European markets, and both companies will work closely together to reduce the use of single use plastics and bring together joint efforts to hit a target of Net Zero emissions by 2050.

DS Smith and Mondelēz will continue to use the DS Smith Circular Design Metrics (CDM) when co-creating new packaging innovations, ensuring every new solution is evaluated for key sustainability measures such as recyclability, material consumption, keeping material and products in use for longer and making entire supply chains mor efficient.

DS Smith developed the CDM tool following the launch of its Circular Design Principles to help companies transition to a more circular economy.

“We are delighted to continue this amazing journey with our hugely valued customer, Mondelēz International. This long-standing partnership is a testament to the strength of our shared vision together. We are uniquely focused on redefining packaging for a changing world and in creating lasting packaging innovations across all areas of our customer’s business,” said Stefano Rossi, CEO Packaging Division, DS Smith. “We are inherently proud of what we have achieved so far within the last ten years, and we look forward to working together successfully into the next decade and creating yet more lasting change.”

“We are tremendously excited about our next venture with DS Smith and grateful for the collaborative journey that we have shared over the last ten years. The mutual trust we have built over time and the transparency and dedication exhibited by both teams has been the secret recipe of our success, enabling consistent value delivery and making our partnership unique and remarkable,” added Cyril Goyet, VP Procurement Europe, Mondelēz International. “In the end, it is about the great people in both companies sharing a same set up of values, passion, and commitment. Here is to another five years of success, growth, and achievement, as we explore new opportunities.”

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