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Mars Australia named one of Australia’s best places to work

08/29/2018

Sydney, Australia: The people behind some of Australia’s favourite brands including WHISKAS®, PEDIGREE®, ROYAL CANIN®, EXTRA®, SKITTLES®, M&M’S®, MALTESERS®, MASTERFOODS® and DOLMIO®, are celebrating today after Mars Australia was named as one of the best workplaces in Australia (#6 of businesses with 1,000 or more employees), according to the newly released Best Places to Work Study.

Mars Wrigley Confectionery General Manager, Andrew Loader said “In addition to producing some of Australia’s best loved brands, we’re very proud to be recognised as one of the country’s best workplaces.

This fantastic result is thanks to the 2,000 people who work across our confectionery, petcare and food segments and help create a workplace culture that is purpose-driven, collaborative, flexible and fun.”

Mr Loader said, “Being involved in the Best Places to Work Study helps us listen to what our Associates say we’re doing really well, and where there are opportunities to do better. We’re always striving to create an environment that allows people to learn and grow and gives them exciting and rewarding careers”

Best Places to Work is a widely recognised, comprehensive, annual study that recognises the 50 ‘best in class employers’ nationally. Focused on workplace culture, the study benchmarks businesses against a series of engagement indicators which include trust, pride in work and colleague camaraderie.

Great Place to Work Australia Managing Director Zrinka Lovrencic said, “This is an exciting, transformative and competitive time for companies.”

“Companies which have made the 2018 study have risen to this challenge and exemplify workplace culture excellence.”

ENDS

For more information on Mars Australia or to arrange an interview with Andrew Loader please contact:

Stacey Franklin

M: 0427 500 474

E: stacey.franklin@royalcanin.com

About Mars, Incorporated

Mars is a family-owned business with more than a century of history making diverse products and offering services for people and the pets people love. With almost $35 billion in sales, the company is a global business that produces some of the world’s best-loved brands: M&M’s®, SNICKERS®, TWIX®, MILKY WAY®, DOVE®, PEDIGREE®, ROYAL CANIN®, WHISKAS®, EXTRA®, ORBIT®, 5™, SKITTLES®, UNCLE BEN’S®, MARS DRINKS and COCOAVIA®. Mars also provides veterinary health services that include BANFIELD® Pet Hospitals, Blue Pearl®, VCA® and Pet Partners™. Headquartered in McLean, VA, Mars operates in more than 80 countries. The Mars Five Principles – Quality, Responsibility, Mutuality, Efficiency and Freedom – inspire its more than 100,000 Associates to create value for all its partners and deliver growth they are proud of every day.

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About Great Place to Work

Great Place to Work Australia, part of Great Place to Work Inc, is a global research and consulting firm specialising in workplace excellence and development of high-trust and high-engagement workplace cultures. Our proprietary research tool, the Trust Index® Employee Engagement Survey, is taken annually by over 10 million employees worldwide. Leading companies worldwide use our model to increase the levels of trust across their organisations and drive business results.

For more information on Great Place to Work: http://www.greatplacetowork.com.au/