||We prioritize the greatest impacts
across our value chain.
|We set long-term targets.
||We track our progress using
scientifically credible metrics.
||The world needs to produce enough agricultural land to feed its growing population — without cutting down forests. That’s why we want a deforestation-free supply chain.
||Our Deforestation Policy targets our four raw materials with the greatest impact on forests: beef, palm oil, pulp and paper, and soy. Mars is committed to taking action on deforestation in our supply chains. We will achieve this by only sourcing beef, palm oil, pulp and paper, and soy from producers and suppliers that comply with our Deforestation Prevention Policy, within the timeframe specified for each raw material.
||In 2015, 86 percent of our palm oil can be traced back to the mill. We’re aiming to map beef, pulp and paper, and soy supply chains by the end of 2016.
|Greenhouse Gases (GHG)
||Climate change affects the crops we need for our products and the farmers who grow them. We support global GHG targets to limit temperature rise to 2 °C.
||We will eliminate GHG emissions from our direct operations by 2040.
||We’ve reduced GHG emissions from our operations by 25 percent since 2007. We are currently developing metrics to measure GHG emissions across our entire supply chain.
||97 percent of our water use is at the farm level where the agricultural raw materials we depend on are grown. Over a third of our production plants are in high water-stress areas. Responsible water use is critical to maintain our license to operate.
||From 2007 to 2015, we will reduce water use in our factories and offices by 25 percent.
||We reduced our water use by 16.9 percent compared to 2007, and we’re still determined to work hard and reach our goal. We’re now also developing new targets for the most water-intensive sites and raw materials.
||More than two billion people work in the agricultural sector. Better incomes generate mutual benefits — improved livelihoods for farmers and a secure supply of raw materials for Mars.
||We aspire to have all of the farmers in our supply chain earn an income that gives them a decent standard of living.
||Right now, we are researching farmer income in our supply chain to come up with the right targets and metrics to make a meaningful impact.
||From farms to factories to our own workplaces, we believe that the human rights of everyone in our value chain should be protected and respected.
Our Human Rights Policy is our commitment to identifying, mitigating and preventing adverse impacts on human rights, and taking appropriate remedial action. Our Supplier Code of Conduct lays out our human rights expectations of our first-tier suppliers. In our extended agricultural supply chains, we take steps to advance respect for human rights.
||As we take action on human rights, we use CARE framework, which is based on the UN Guiding Principles on Business & Human Rights. We’re developing targets that can be used to our progress.