Mondelez Canada has announced a series of actions to support employees and help communities most impacted by COVID-19.
It includes enhanced benefits and support for its Canada-based employees and a commitment to supporting community partners advancing COVID-19 relief efforts in Canada. The community support is part of the global Mondelēz International commitment to donate $15 million, in cash and in-kind donations, to community partners advancing COVID-19 relief efforts around the world.
"As a key part of the Canadian food industry, we have a responsibility to do everything we can to keep food on shelves for Canadians, and do what’s right for the 2,600 people we employ," sats Martin Parent, president, Mondelēz Canada. "In this time of heightened need, we are working in close collaboration with customers and local communities to ensure that our Ontario-based factories remain operational, our national distribution networks continue to work efficiently, and consumers from coast-to-coast continue to have access to food on shelves.”
The company is also providing additional support for its employees, inncluding a "premium pay program" that temporarily increases pay (until April 30) by either $2 per hour or $125 per week for frontline colleagues who are making, shipping or selling the company's snacks to retail partners across the country, and the equivalent of two weeks' pay for frontlilne employees who can't go to work nor work from home for reasons related to COVID-19.
The company is committing $15 million globally, in financial and in-kind donations, through the Mondelēz International Foundation and global and local brand initiatives.
In Canada, the company is focused on where it can have the greatest impact on emergency relief by leveraging its existing partnerships with United Way, Food Banks Canada and Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada. All three community partners are focused on getting food and support to people who need it most during this time of crisis. The company is committed to supporting these important organizations as they focus on tackling food instability with both cash and in-kind donations.