Throughout the COVID-19 global crisis, Mars has been guided by our Five Principles to focus our overall response plans on keeping our Associates and their families safe, and maintaining the continuity of our business. It’s impossible to assess the impact that this will have on each of us, the global economy and our business right now. But, we have confidence that we can manage what comes.
Many governments are considering emergency economic support packages for businesses that have been negatively impacted by the pandemic, and their employees. At Mars, we do not believe that any of the industry categories in which we operate require broad category-specific bailouts. We encourage Governments to focus economic assistance packages to support general economic recovery and those businesses hardest hit by the crisis, that have been closed by government mandates and where employees' jobs have been negatively impacted.