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.
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.
Mars Commits to Net Zero GHG Across Entire Business
By GRANT F. REID, CEO & Office of the President at Mars
We know we need to accelerate our plans and drive the critical change to protect the planet. It is our responsibility to tackle climate change and eliminate greenhouse gas emissions across our value chain, and we will do it by 2050.
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.
Mars and CARE Impact Partners are on a journey to empower women
By JUSTIN WHITE, Manager, Human Rights & Gender Equality at Mars
We are developing guidance for procurement teams to more effectively and sustainably support women in communities where we source raw materials.
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.
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?
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?"
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.
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.
Why we live our Purpose every day: A Better World for Pets
By POUL WEIRAUCH, 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.
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.
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.