The good news is that after seven years of progress we have already achieved, or are on track to deliver, around 80% of our targets.
Improving the health and wellbeing of more than 1 billion people by 2020
We are on track to meet our ambitious target to double the proportion of our portfolio that meets the highest nutrition standards by 2020. So far, 39% by volume already meets these standards. We are reformulating in all our product categories and have made significant progress on reducing salt, saturated fat, calories and sugar. For example, 70% of markets where we sell regular ice creams now have mini versions. In 2017, we launched Mini Magnums in India and Mini Cornettos in Brazil.
In terms of health and hygiene, we had reached more than 600 million people through our programmes on handwashing, sanitation, oral health, self-esteem and safe drinking water by the end of 2017. One brand that has made a remarkable impact is Dove, with its focus on better body confidence. We have reached 29 million young people already and are on track for 40 million by 2020.
Halving the environmental footprint of our products across the value chain by 2030
When it comes to our own footprint, we have made good progress in almost all areas. For example, since 2008, we have cut CO₂ from energy in our manufacturing by 47%, reduced water use by 39% and the total waste sent for disposal has reached 98%. We have also made strides in our extended supply chain. For instance, by the end of 2017, 56% of our agricultural raw materials were sustainably sourced.
Reducing the environmental impact of how consumers use our products continues to be a challenge. For example, we have only managed to reduce water use by 2% since 2010. But it’s not all bad news. We are seeing encouraging progress on packaging waste, where we have made a new commitment to ensure that our plastic packaging will be fully reusable, recyclable or compostable by 2025.
Enhancing the livelihoods of millions of people by 2020
In 2017 we relaunched our Responsible Sourcing Policy, to strengthen our approach and to drive an increase in the number of suppliers committing to the program. Around 55% of procurement spend was through suppliers who met mandatory requirements of the Policy. Our ambition is 100% by 2020.
We believe that women's empowerment is the single greatest enabler of human development and economic growth. We are building a gender-balanced organization: by the end of 2017, 47% of total management were women, up from 46% in 2016. Our Shakti program is providing work for over 70,000 women in low-income rural communities. In 2017, we also enabled 1.2 million women to access initiatives aiming to promote their safety, develop their skills and expand their opportunities.
And in terms of creating a more inclusive business, in 2017 we enabled around 716,000 smallholder farmers to access initiatives aimed at improving their agricultural practices or increasing their incomes. We also supported 1.6 million small-scale retailers to improve their income.