KYIV. May 26 (Interfax-Ukraine) – The National Agency on Corruption Prevention f (NACP) has included the U.S. multinational confectionery, food and beverage company Mondelēz International in the list of international sponsors of the war since the company did not withdraw from the Russian Federation after the start of the full-scale war.
“The interests of the company, which has an annual income of about $26 billion and operates in 160 countries, are represented on the Russian market by Mondelēz Rus LLC, which has three plants: the Bolshevik factory, which produces Yubileinoye cookies, OREO, Barni the Bear and TUC crackers, production in Pokrov (Alpen Gold chocolate, Vozdushny, Milka and Picnic bar), a factory in Veliky Novgorod (Dirol chewing gum and Halls lollipops),” the NACP press service wrote on its Telegram channel.
NACP also recalled that Mondelēz International is the market leader in confectionery products in the categories of chocolate, chocolates, and biscuits, and also ranks second in the category of chewing gum and caramel.
According to the results of the war 2022, the profit of the Russian branch of Mondelēz International amounted to $339 million (a 303% rise per year), and revenue – over $1 billion (a 38% rise per year). The company replenished the budget of the aggressor with more than $61 million in taxes, the NACP said.
The agency said that after the full-scale Russian invasion of Ukraine, Mondelēz employees in the Baltic region, covering Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia, sent a petition to Mondelēz International CEO Dirk Van de Put to stop all business in Russia. The headquarters reacted “formally” – it announced the suspension of investments and investments in advertising in Russia.
Mondelēz International is represented in Ukraine by PJSC Mondelēz Ukraine (Sumy region). It includes the Trostianets confectionery factory (Sumy region) and a subsidiary company Cheeps Lux LLC (Kyiv region). Mondelēz Ukraine sells products under the trademarks Korona, Milka, Vedmedic Barni, TUC, Belvita! Good Morning!, Lux, Halls, Dirol, and Picnic.
The beneficiary of PrJSC Mondelēz Ukraine (Sumy region) is Mondelēz Nederland Services B.V. According to opendatabot, in 2022, PJSC Mondelēz Ukraine reduced its assets by 27.5% to UAH 3.079 billion and halved its income to UAH 4.063 billion and suffered losses of UAH 305.28 million.