The article entitled, 'Sustainability Champion: decoding Mars GCC's approach to energy and water conservation' highlights Mars' approach to energy and water conservation. The article discusses Mars' recent bold sustainability targets including zero-fossil energy use and zero green house gas emissions by 2040, with similar commitments detailed for water and waste reduction. The article coincides with the publication of the second Principles in Action Summary, which explores Mars' commitments to tackling the effects of climate change and better understanding the impacts of the business on the environment.
"It's great to see recognition for challenging targets we are striving to achieve and that is testament to the commitment and passion of our Associates who make a difference each and every day," commented Christine Greaves, Corporate Affairs Manager, Mars GCC. "Sustainability has become an integral part of our operations because the more we grow, the more we need to focus on reducing our impact on the environment."
Further discussed in the article are the ambitious short term targets Mars has set, as outlined in the Principles in Action summary, including targets to reduce direct fossil-fuel energy use, GHG emissions and also water use by 25% each by 2015 as well as zero waste to landfill.
Each phase of implementation to achieve these targets are outlined in the article featuring in the October issue of H2O, demonstrating how Mars has made such a seemingly distant goal become within reach. At Mars GCC, positive implementations include the introduction of solar panels and induction lighting for greater cost and energy efficiency, as well as switching to ammonia chillers for better water efficiency.
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About Mars, Incorporated
In 1911, Frank C. Mars made the first Mars candies in his Tacoma, Washington kitchen and established Mars’ roots as a confectionery company. In the 1920s, Forrest E. Mars, Sr. joined his father in business and together they launched the MILKY WAY® bar. In 1932, Forrest, Sr. moved to the United Kingdom with a dream of building a business based on the objective of creating a “mutuality of benefits for all stakeholders” – this objective serves as the foundation of Mars, Incorporated today. Based in McLean, Virginia, Mars has net sales of more than $30 billion, six business segments including Petcare, Chocolate, Wrigley, Food, Drinks, Symbioscience, and more than 70,000 Associates worldwide that are putting its Principles into action to make a difference for people and the planet through its performance.
Mars brands include: Petcare – PEDIGREE®, ROYAL CANIN®, WHISKAS®, KITEKAT®, BANFIELD® Pet Hospital and NUTRO®; Chocolate – M&M’S®, SNICKERS®, DOVE®, GALAXY®, MARS®, MILKY WAY® and TWIX®; Wrigley – DOUBLEMINT®, EXTRA®, ORBIT® and 5™ chewing gums, SKITTLES® and STARBURST® candies, and ALTOIDS® AND LIFESAVERS® mints. Food – UNCLE BEN’S®, DOLMIO®, EBLY®, MASTERFOODS®, SEEDS OF CHANGE® and ROYCO®; Drinks – ALTERRA COFFEE ROASTERS™, THE BRIGHT TEA COMPANY™, KLIX® and FLAVIA®; Symbioscience – COCOAVIA™, WISDOM PANEL™ and SERAMIS®.
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