Climate Change, Land Use, Water Stress and More – Mars, Incorporated
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Driving Change Based on Science

Our business and many others depend on access to energy and natural resources like water and land. When these resources are under stress, our business experiences stress too.

We’ve conducted a thorough review of our resource use and thought carefully about how our use impacts climate change, water stress, land use and more. These reviews are based on real science and hard data. And they informed our commitment to take action now and over the next generation to ensure the planet, its people and resources continue to be healthy.

Our Healthy Planet ambition is to reduce our environmental impacts in line with what science says is necessary to keep the planet healthy. Our focus will be Climate Action, Water Stewardship and Land Use.

Taking Action in our Operations and our Value Chains

Over the past decade, Mars has reduced its GHG emissions through efficiency and renewable electricity use and eliminated our waste to landfill.  While we have a great deal to be proud of - it has not been enough.  We now have a better understanding of our imprint on environmental sustainability.  The science is clear and the data we have about our own business and our footprint is stronger. That’s why we are working within our value chains and direct operations to take climate action, improve water stewardship, and promote sustainable land use.

Climate Action

The best-available science tells us we must reduce the total GHG emissions across our value chain by 27% by 2025 and 67% by 2050 (from 2015 levels) in order to do our part to keep the planet from warming beyond two degrees.  So, that’s our goal.

Learn how we're taking actions in our direct operations and value chain to tackle emissions at scale

Water Stewardship

Agriculture is the biggest user of water, which means to manage water sustainably we should focus on what’s grown in our supply chains and where it’s grown. Using science as our guide, our goal is to eliminate water use in excess of sustainable levels in our value chain.

See how Mars is taking action to advance sustainable water use

Land Use

Sustainable land management is the building block for sustainable agriculture, and we believe we have a role to play in helping to stop, prevent and reverse practices that degrade land and put pressure on natural ecosystems. It’s clear we can’t increase the amount of land used to make or source our products. Our goal is to hold flat the total land area associated with our value chain. 

Learn more about our efforts to end deforestation, boost agricultural production, strengthen certifications and more to promote sustainable Land Use