Climate Change, Land Use, Water Stress and More – Mars, Incorporated
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HAPPY EARTH DAY

Mars is committed to a better future and evolving in a way that’s good for people, the planet, and our business. That’s why #EarthDay is so important to us and more than just a great reason to celebrate our work towards a healthy planet. Learn more about what we’re doing around the world through our Sustainable in a Generation Plan.

WIND FARMS IN THE USA & UK

Two wind farms in the USA and UK generate enough electricity that by the end of 2018, sites in 11 different countries will use or purchase renewable energy to cover 100% of our operations.

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RICE + WATER SUSTAINABILITY

After working with nearly 2,000 rice farmers, Mars has seen a 17% increase in crop yields and water use has dropped by 30%.

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CORAL REEF REHABILITATION

Mars wants to help protect the natural wonder that is coral reef. Our coral reef rehabilitation project in Indonesia led to an increase in fish stocks, food security, and job opportunities for many locals.

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MINT SUSTAINABILITY

Mars is committed to advancing mint sustainability to help the industry thrive. We’re helping develop plants that resist disease, produce higher yields, and use water efficiently.

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AFRICAN ORPHAN CORP CONSORTIUM

As a founding member of the African Orphan Corp Consortium, Mars is helping improve the nutritional content, yield, and resilience of 101 African crops that research has neglected.

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FISH SUSTAINABILITY

Mars is dedicated to consuming fish sustainably. We’ve helped save 2 million tuna by using parts of the fish that were previously thrown away.

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OUR HEALTHY PLANET AMBITION IS TO REDUCE OUR ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS IN LINE WITH WHAT SCIENCE SAYS IS NECESSARY TO KEEP THE PLANET HEALTHY.

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

CLIMATE-RESILIENT SUPPLY CHAIN

Ashley N. P. Allen
With a real commitment to sustainability, Ashley spends her days preventing deforestation and helping build programs for farmers in the Mars’ supply chain. Now she’s turning her focus to helping the Mars supply chain resistant to issues climate change could bring.

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NEW CLIMATE ECONOMY

Lisa Manley
Mars knows our influence and reach can help to address the impacts of climate change, particularly within our supply chain and operations. Associates like Lisa are committing to renewable energy and setting new goals to take action against climate change.

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SUSTAINABLE PACKAGING

Rachel Goldstein
Many of Mars’ products come to your home or local store in a box, bag, or some sort of packaging. Amazing associates like Rachel are working to create sustainable packaging to cut down on waste and be part of a #GenerationForChange.

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