Efficiency - The Five Principles - About Us | Mars, Incorporated
Efficiency

EFFICIENCY

We use resources to the full, waste nothing and do only what we can do best.

How is it possible to maintain our principles, offering superior value for money and sharing our success? Our strength lies in our efficiency, the ability to organize all our assets – physical, financial and human – for maximum productivity. In this way, our products and services are made and delivered with the highest quality, at the least possible cost, with the lowest consumption of resources; similarly, we seek to manage all our business operations with the most efficient processes for decision making.

Return On Total Assets (ROTA)

Mars has a different business philosophy to other corporations and this is a key reason for our success. Our approach singles out Return on Total Assets (ROTA) not only as the prime financial measure but also as a driver of growth. By minimizing our assets, we give our consumers excellent value for money while delivering healthy returns at lower levels of profit than our competitors. This releases even more cash to drive growth.

High Productivity and Low Cost

In our units we always strive to increase productivity and reduce cost. Our offices are open spaces where communication is direct and the experience and knowledge of our Associates can be shared quickly. Our plants are orderly, clean and designed for simplicity. We continually innovate – seeking new processes, technologies and ways of working to improve our rate of output, reduce waste, minimize environmental impact and make the best use of our global learning.

New Opportunities

The operation of any business is complex, and much experience and knowledge are required to make ours run well. For this reason, we think carefully before becoming involved with activities in which we may not have a high level of expertise. When we launch new businesses, our ROTA policy helps us to make them efficient and profitable as quickly as possible.

The Task of Efficiency

Efficiency is a task we all share. It demands constant and open communication and defines the way we work as individuals and as an organization. Lean businesses, small staffs and large jobs held by highly talented Associates are all signs of the Efficiency Principle at work.