People, Planet and Performance

Our Principles in Action

In 1947, Forrest E. Mars, Sr. documented his commitment to building a business that creates a “mutuality of benefits” for all stakeholders. Still owned by the Mars family, we remain committed to this objective at every level of the company. We plan for the long term, so that our business will continue to create a mutuality of benefits for generations to come.

Our Five Principles help us make a positive difference for people and the planet through our performance. This section of our website explains our approach, initiatives and targets in all key areas: health and nutrition, our supply chain, our operations, our brands and working at Mars.

In addition, our Principles in Action Summary shares the progress we made and the challenges we faced each year. View or download our 2013 Principles in Action Summary.

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View or download our 2013 Principles in Action Summary.
Principles in Action 2013 Summary
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Need to know more?

View or download our 2012 Principles in Action Highlights.

2012 Principles in Action Summary
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Interested in learning more?

View or download our previous Summary.

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