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.

Deforestation Puts Almost $1 Trillion in Assets at Risks Worldwide

According to a report issued today by CDP, deforestation is leaving as much as $941 billion in assets worldwide at risk as they…

Businesses and Local Governments Aggressively Leading on Climate Action

According to a report jointly issued by The Climate Group and the New Climate Institute, climate action is making encouraging progress across the…

Mars Inc. Promises $1 Billion Investment in Climate Change and Sustainable Supply Chain

Mars Inc. backs up its words with action as the company promises to invest approximately $1 billion in its “Sustainable in a Generation…

Mars Inc. Pledges to Boost Small Farmers’ Income

Mars Inc. recently launched The Farmer Income Lab, intended to be a “think tank” to ensure that global supply chains work for both…

Mars, Nestlé, Mondelēz Pledge to End Deforestation in Cocoa Supply Chain

The U.K.'s Prince Charles hosted a meeting that brought representatives of the world’s largest chocolate manufacturers, including Mars, Nestlé, Mondelēz and Hershey, together…

Beef Industry’s Ties to Deforestation — Wake-Up Call for Brands

A new Union of Concerned Scientists report claims that the international beef sector is responsible for twice as much deforestation than palm oil,…

Mars, Inc. U.K. Operations to Run on 100 Percent Renewables

Food giant Mars announced it has entered into a partnership with Eneco Wind U.K. to buy electricity from Scotland's Moy Wind Farm for…

Mars To Distinguish ‘Everyday’ and ‘Occasional’ Foods

Privately-owned food giant Mars is raising the bar with a bold, yet potentially slippery, new approach toward food labeling. What stands out most…

The Business Case for Science-Based Water Targets

A World Resources Institute analyst points out that while companies and governments have found consistency in how they approach carbon emissions and climate…

Mars Promises to End the Use of Artificial Food Colorings

This week, Mars announced that all of its food products, including those famous M&MS, will be free of artificial colors within five years.

Mars, Inc. Makes Sustainability Roadmap of SDGs

Global business leaders set out own major action programs to cut emissions and call on negotiators to match them as 6 million companies…

Company Commitments Roll In as Climate Week NYC Approaches

As world leaders prepare to convene in Paris to discuss an international climate agreement, a growing number of private firms are contemplating their…

Twitter Chat Recap: Food & Sustainability Nexus, #FutureOfFood

Today, TriplePundit and Diplomatic Courier hosted Mars, Inc., IBM Research, The World Food Prize and National Geographic Magazine for a special Twitter Chat…

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…

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…