We measure progress toward eliminating our fossil-fuel energy use and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in two ways:
By tracking our total fossil-fuel energy use (total operational energy use minus renewable energy use in our operations)
By measuring our use of renewable energy (renewable energy generated onsite or purchased directly from 100 percent renewable sources). We estimate the renewable energy present in the grid electricity we buy, but do not include this in our renewable energy data; only renewable power generated or directly purchased by Mars counts towards our target.
In 2011, total fossil-fuel energy use for all Mars, Incorporated operations was 21,058 terajoules (TJ), a reduction of six percent from our 2007 baseline but a similar level to 2010.
Our use of energy from renewable sources continued to grow, totaling 500 TJ, 18 percent more than in 2010 and representing 2.3 percent of our total energy use.
This growing use of renewable energy is positive, but we need to accelerate efforts in this area. We must also focus more on energy efficiency, so that as production volumes increase, our fossil fuel energy use continues to decline.
Our total operational energy use in 2011 resulted in companywide scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions of 1,821 kilotonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e), a five percent reduction from the 2007 baseline.
We report data for our business segments to increase transparency and accountability for their performance.
Fossil Fuel Energy Use (Total Energy Use Minus Direct Renewable Energy Use) for Mars, Incorporated and by Segment (TJ)
Total Energy Use for Mars, Incorporated and by Segment (TJ)
Total GHG Operational Emissions (Scope 1 and 2) for Mars, Incorporated and by Segment (Kilotonnes carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e))