To know Mars, Incorporated is to understand our heritage, and the Five Principles that guide us every day, are at the heart of how we operate, and have helped us become the successful global food business we are today.
These Five Principles: Quality, Responsibility, Mutuality, Efficiency and Freedom, unite all of us at Mars across generations, geographies, languages and cultures.
Our business purpose, first expressed by Forrest E. Mars, Sr. in the early 1930s, calls upon us to create mutual benefits for all of our stakeholders. This purpose, and the stewardship of the Mars Family, inspire us to put our Mars Principles into action in everything we do, and strive to make a difference to people and the planet through our performance.
Today, Mars, Incorporated is one of the world’s leading food companies encompassing diverse global businesses that include Petcare, Chocolate, Wrigley, Food, Drinks and Symbioscience. With global headquarters in McLean, Virginia in the USA and net sales of more than $30 billion annually, Mars, Incorporated employs more than 65,000 Associates in more than 365 locations across 71 countries worldwide.
At present, our business in China includes:
Principles in Action Highlights is a review of our main activities in pursuit of our business objective: to create a mutuality of benefits for all stakeholders. We provide examples of how our global company and six business segments are putting our Five Principles of Quality, Responsibility, Mutuality, Efficiency and Freedom into action to make a difference to people and the planet through our performance.
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