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Mondelēz Int’l to adapt long term flexible work scheme

Mondelēz International, a food company that manufactures products like Tang, Eden, and Toblerone, has committed to implement a flexible working schedule over the long-term, even among its employees in the Philippines.

In a statement, Mondelēz said as part of the ‘new normal’ amid the pandemic, it decided to commit to a flexible working set-up, which would support its “people’s productivity today and in the future”.

“Flexible working means giving its people the choice to work from home, work at another remote location and or at their offices,” Mondelēz said.

“In practice it means finding balance between professional and personal needs; like taking time for a personal commitment or errand during the day and logging in later to complete your tasks. The Company trusts its people to stay engaged and productive, no matter where they are physically working,” it added.

In the Philippines, the local team has similarly initiated efforts to support flexible working.  

To be specific, the SEA Flexible Working Pledge encourages people to plan meetings only between 9:00 am and 6:00 pm local time, not expect same-day responses after 6:00 pm requests, and take time back after exceptional late-evening requests or meetings at the next possible opportunity.

“This pledge empowers our colleagues to work in a way that suits their overall life, not only their work life,” said Glenn Caton, Mondelēz International Business Unit President for South East Asia.

This Business Unit covers Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam, as well as the Company’s Exports Business in the region.

“We aim to be sensitive to all our colleagues’ personal and family needs and respect their time and boundaries. Lastly, we would like to enable our people to take care of their well-being and to continuously check in on each other to sustain our teamwork,” Caton further said.

Together with the South East Asia Leadership Team, Caton has also made a personal commitment for their teams in support of the Flexible Working Pledge.

“We believe in the benefits of flexible working, as such this is a commitment we’re making not only during this time of the pandemic but will apply even once we’ve emerged from lockdowns,” added Caton.

With 2019 net revenues of approximately $26 billion, Mondelez is currently leading the future of snacking with iconic global and local brands.

Source: Manila Bulletin (

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