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Our leaders share their views on tackling today’s challenges

Their insight and unique perspectives reinforce our steadfast commitment to action. This provides us the ability to make bold decisions — to create the world we want tomorrow.

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The important role of science at Mars

By NICI BUSH, Vice President, Science, Innovation and Technology at Mars

We’re using our long-term approach, expert science teams, and partnerships with leading research institutions and international organizations to create evidence-based solutions for people, pets and the planet. 

 

Sustainability

Mars is transforming the way we do business and innovating to drive positive change for people and the planet. We started in 2017, by launching Our Sustainable in a Generation Plan. With an initial $1 billion investment, we are focusing on three key areas — Healthy Planet, Thriving People and Nourishing Wellbeing. We have made meaningful progress to curb our environmental impact, improve lives in the workplaces, supply chains and communities where we work and help billions of people and their pets lead healthier, happier lives.

Learn more about our Sustainability Plan

Claus Aagaard speaking on a panel at Climate Week 2022

What will it take to achieve Net Zero?

By CLAUS AAGAARD, Chief Financial Officer at Mars

During this year’s United Nations General Assembly and Climate Week in New York City, I had the privilege of joining global leaders, business peers, and the NGO community to identify pathways and accelerate progress towards the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.  

Earth Day

3 Ways Mars is Driving Change in Sustainability

By ANDY PHAROAH, Vice President, Corporate Affairs & Sustainability at Mars

We have not lost sight of the critical action needed to tackle the climate emergency and address the health and sustainability of the planet. Learn how we’re investing our efforts.

International Vessel Thailand

Highlights from a trip to sourcing communities in Thailand & Malaysia

By LISA MANLEY, Vice President, Sustainability at Mars 

Through these visits, we saw firsthand the human rights challenges and opportunities within these supply chains and connected in-person with many people who help steward and influence our sustainability strategy. 

Inclusivity

At Mars, we’re united by our differences. Each day we have an opportunity to bring our full selves to work. And our company looks for ways to embrace diversity of thought, background, heritage to create a thriving workplace — and to support our efforts to build a sustainable, thriving world.

Learn more about our Inclusion and Diversity strategy

Female scientists in the lab holding signs about their work in STEM

Nurturing Curiosity: Inspiring the Next Generation of Women in Science

By KAY O'DONNELL, Vice President, Waltham Petcare Science Institute

Today, the world of science is markedly more inclusive, yet we still have a long way to go. While the scale is certainly beginning to balance out, women still represent just 33.3 % of researchers globally. So, where do we go to build on progress from here?

Victoria Mars TL

How Mars is Amplifying the Voices of Women

By VICTORIA MARS, former Mars chairman

It will take the next 136 years to achieve women’s equality worldwide, according to the World Economic Forum. But what if women everywhere were heard, listened to, and we all collectively took action to change that? At Mars, that's the only path forward we see – and what led us to launch #HereToBeHeard, a groundbreaking global listening study that asked over 10,000 women, "What needs to change for more women to reach their full potential?" 

Diverse group of female colleagues

Lessons on leadership from female founders

By ERICA COLETTA, Global VP of People & Organizations for Petcare

We know women are underrepresented in leadership – particularly in technology, investment and innovation. But it is encouraging to see that this is changing.

 

Business Transformation

Building the world we want to see tomorrow starts with how we do business today — from product innovation to transforming the workplace to disrupting business as usual. In these ever-evolving times, we’re driven to transform our business by thinking big and acting boldly.

Pets are at the heart of our petcare story

Why we live our Purpose every day: A Better World for Pets

By POUL WEIHRAUCH, CEO/Office of the President at Mars and former Global President, Mars Petcare

Pets make our world better. It’s a simple statement, but one that underpins why we exist. Through our Waltham Petcare Science Institute, Mars Petcare has funded nearly 100 studies with world-leading experts to understand the role pets play in our lives.

Talking about mental health at work

Now is the time to talk about mental health at work

By CATHRYN GUNTHER, Global Head of Associate Health & Wellbeing at Mars

Our approach to health and wellbeing at Mars is holistic – and encompasses the domains of mental, physical, financial health and career growth, as well as inclusion, social belonging and purpose. 

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Meet the Mars Global Leadership Team

As  a private, family-owned business, we have the freedom to build a better tomorrow, today. Our leaders are industry experts, taking values-based actions to help our business and the world thrive.