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Our Favorite Moments of 2017


It’s been a year full of successes and reasons for Mars to feel proud. From awards won to our own workplace victories, 2017 gave us plenty to celebrate. Take a look back at this year worth remembering!

Diversity in the Workplace

This year, Mars signed on to the CEO Action for Diversity and Inclusion™. It’s the largest CEO-driven business commitment to advance diversity in the workplace and symbolizes our fervent commitment to workplace diversity.

Best Places to Work

For the fifth consecutive year, Mars is proud to make the list as a Great Place to Work. We’re number 50 on the 2017 FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For®

Unveiling our Sustainable in a Generation Plan

Mars combined our five principles with science to launch the Sustainable in a Generation Plan. It’s a plan to help us grow in a way we can be proud of: operating within planetary boundaries and delivering a positive social impact.

Mars Invests in American Communities

This year, Mars set a plan in action to invest $900 million in our U.S. supply chain and create many new American jobs. This is on top of the $1 billion investment Mars already made in American manufacturing, creating 1,000 new jobs over the last five years.

Healthy Choice Commitment

Mars collaborated with Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA) this year to raise standards in the confectionary industry. We’ve also pledged $200 million towards better treat options and balanced choices.

Smallholder Farms Research

Mars wants to do our part to lift up smallholder farmers. That’s why we’ve launched the Farmer Income lab, a collaborate “think-do thank,” which strives to help improve farmer incomes within our supply chain.

Great Place to Work

Associates spoke up about how much they love working at Mars and helped us rise to #4 on this year’s Great Place to Work® list. The ranking assesses our associate’s perspective on leadership, organizational culture, and trust.

Cannes Lions 2017

Mars had a record-breaking year at Cannes! We were the most awarded company at the Cannes Lion International Festival of Creativity, including 44 Lions won across Chocolate, Petcare, and Wrigley.

Arkansas Office

Mars’ new and unique Northwest Arkansas office is now open, creating opportunities for collaboration. The office houses about 100 Associates across several Mars segments, including Chocolate, Food, Petcare, and Wrigley.

Principles in Action Progress

Progress continues as Mars sets new goals and strives to put our Principles in Action. From battling climate change to resource scarcity, we at Mars see it as our duty to drive positive change through our Five Principles.