The world's forests don't just provide us with ingredients for our products — they're basically the lungs of the planet. We know we have not just a big impact on the world, but a responsibility to make sure we do right for the many communities where we work and live. We source many of our key ingredients from tropical countries, and we’ve taken bold action to prevent deforestation and its impact on local communities.
Mars has worked with our industry peers and local governments to create partnerships aimed at ending deforestation in Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire, where we source much of our cocoa. We also have examined our supply chains and their practices closely, as well as the ingredients we use, and are committed to reducing our carbon footprint by setting rigorous standards for our suppliers. This includes not just how our ingredients are grown and sourced, but also how people and the land are treated in the process.
While these changes may not happen immediately, we’re taking responsibility now to set the standards to help us protect the forests of tomorrow, with the hard work we do today. Our efforts to improve breeding and production techniques for key crops, along with our pioneering agroforestry work, is a great start and we are optimistic others will take inspiration to make bold changes as well.
Our Approach to Cocoa
Our aim is to achieve no gross deforestation in our worldwide cocoa supply chain.
Our Approach to Pulp and Paper
Our goal is to have a sustainable supply chain for all pulp- and paper-based packaging materials sourced by Mars.
Our Approach to Palm Oil
We are committed to developing a fully sustainable and traceable palm oil supply chain.
- Our Palm Oil Policy
- Our Supplier List
- Palm Oil Updates (December 2018)
- Update on RSPO Complaints
- CGF Report
Our Approach to Beef
Our goal is to ensure that beef used in Mars products does not encroach on the Amazon region.
Our Approach to Soy
As soy demand increases, we are working to prevent deforestation and reduce our carbon footprint in the sourcing process.
Environmental transparency and accountability are vital to tracking progress towards a thriving, sustainable future. In addition to internal tracking, we share data with CDP, an organization that encourages disclosure of major corporations’ environmental impact.