Sustainability | Mars, Incorporated
Our Approach to Sustainability

Building a Sustainable Business

Making an Impact with Our Operations and Our Value Chain

Whether in our own operations or deep within our supply chain, sustainability remains firmly front of mind as we continue to create growth we are proud of.

The global threats we face — from climate change to resource scarcity — affect us all. Like you, we want to help build a planet that is healthy and thriving. But first, we must build a sustainable business. We're investing in renewable energy, improving conditions in our supply chains and speaking out about climate change. And we're working to make sure that the people we rely on — from smallholder farmers to suppliers — benefit from the growth of our business. Because everyone deserves a sustainable future.

Our Sustainable in a Generation Plan

We developed our Sustainable in a Generation Plan to grow in a way we can all be proud of. Combining business principles with science to shape our approach, we are focusing on three interconnected ambitions that foster our commitment to investing in the future, taking a long-term view and leaving the world in a place for future generations.

  • Healthy Planet — Where our goal is to reduce environmental impacts in line with what science says is necessary to keep the planet healthy.
  • Thriving People — Where our goal is to significantly improve the working lives of one million people in our value chain to help them thrive.
  • Nourishing Wellbeing — Where our goal is to advance science, innovation and marketing in ways that help billions of people and their pets lead healthier, happier lives.

Measuring our Impacts & Setting Long-Term Targets

One of the ways we are achieving our sustainability goals is through sustainable sourcing. This means that we are making sure we get the best ingredients from the best suppliers—suppliers who take care of the land they farm, and who respect the rights of everyone involved. From helping to lift farmers out of poverty to respecting natural resources, we are trying to make a difference.

Find out more about our sustainable sourcing plan and our progress below.

Also, you can see how we prioritize, set and track our five impact goals in the chart below.