Pursuing sustainability is a natural extension of our vision to create a mutuality of benefits for all those involved in our business. Large companies like Mars can make a real difference by working with suppliers, partners, retail customers and consumers to act sustainably..
We have the most control over the impacts of our factories and offices (which we call our "operations"), and this is where our strategy is most developed. Working from robust scientific data, we have set ambitious goals to make our operations ‘Sustainable in a Generation’.
Targets and Progress in 2011
Our long-term commitment is to achieve zero fossil-fuel energy use in, and zero greenhouse gas emissions from, our factories and offices by 2040. We are developing similar long-term commitments for water and waste. Our shorter term targets are to: