Mars: Sustainability & CSR News

Mars, Inc. is a leading global food manufacturers known for its chocolates and candy, as well as pet care, food and drink products under popular labels like M&Ms, Pedigree and Flavia.

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3p Weekend: 10 Corporate Leaders in Water Stewardship

This Sunday, March 22, is World Water Day -- a day to celebrate water and make a difference for those who lack access…
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Lead and Cadmium Found in Popular Chocolate Candies

The nonprofit foundation As You Sow tested 42 chocolate products for lead and cadmium, and found that 26 of them (62 percent) have…
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Mars Announces Updated Global Deforestation Policy

Mars Inc. has announced what it says is a more aggressive policy towards addressing deforestation within its beef, soy and paper supply chains.
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Mars is On Track to Meet Its Sustainable Palm Oil Sourcing Commitments

Mars, Inc. launched a new palm oil policy six months ago and recently released an update on its progress. The food manufacturer best…
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3p Twitter Chats: Top 10 Tweets of Substance

Let's be honest: You'll probably spend half the weekend on social media anyhow. So, why not learn something in the process? With this…
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Mars, Inc. Plans to Eliminate Fossil Fuel Use in Direct Operations by 2040

Mars, Inc. has big sustainability goals. Its 2040 target is to eliminate all fossil fuel energy use and greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) from…
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Follow Up: Twitter Chat with Mars, Inc. – #MarsSusty

On July 24, join Nick Aster of TriplePundit and Aman Singh of CSRwire for a lively Twitter chat with Mars, Inc. about its…
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Mars Coral Reef Restoration Empowers Indonesian Islanders

In reviving Pulau Badi's coral reef ecosystem, Mars' project replaces destructive fishing practices and offers islanders alternative livelihoods, including captive breeding of seahorses…
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3p Weekend: 10 Companies Committed to Sustainable Palm Oil

As consumers become more aware of palm oil-related deforestation, a select few companies are leading the charge and making bold commitments to sustainable…
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3p Weekend: 10 Companies That Are Actually Listening to Customers About Controversial Ingredients

While many companies turn a deaf hear to customers' requests for transparency, some are heeding the call and taking bold steps toward sustainable…
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Mars To Cut Carbon Emissions 25 Percent By Investing In Texas Wind Farm

The 200-MW Mesquite Creek Wind farm near Lamesa, Texas will generate enough clean, renewable electricity to meet 100% of the energy needs of…
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Mars Inc. Raises the Bar for Sustainable Palm Oil

Mars Bars, 3 Musketeer and Twix fans will be happy: Mars Inc. has heard the call for improved palm oil sourcing. It's joined…
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Cambridge, Leading Global Brands Launch Natural Capital Toolkit

The web-based E.Valu.A.Te natural capital toolkit aims to plug a gaping flaw in conventional economic thinking by internalizing environmental externalities. Eigtheen months in…
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Can Fair Trade Chocolate Curb the Looming Cocoa Shortage?

First it's wine, now it's chocolate. What's this world coming to? Experts are sounding the alarms: it may be all over for the…
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Mars, Incorporated Follow Up On Last Week’s Twitter Chat

There were a lot of questions we didn't have time to get to, so Barry was kind enough to respond to quite a…