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Three Cheers for Our Associates: Mars Celebrated as Best Workplace in Europe 2016


To Mars, the best recognition we can get is from our people. Their success and enthusiasm is reflected in our everyday work and in the products we make. We are very proud to continue to celebrate our Associates and workplace through our latest accomplishment: being named the best workplace in Europe.

Great Place to Work awarded Mars this achievement in an event held in Ireland on June 16, 2016. The recognition came after eleven European sites were named a great place to work. “It is such an honor to represent Mars in the region. This award symbolizes the pride and dedication of our European Associates, now over 18,400, since we first started out in Europe in 1932,” said Gilles Morel, Regional President of Mars Chocolate Europe & Eurasia.

Mars Europe beat off stiff competition from over 2,250 companies who took the Great Place to Work survey, across 19 countries. As part of the survey, each Mars Associate answered an anonymous “trust index survey” which gathers the perceptions of Mars Associates across five dimensions.

As a private, family-owned business, Mars’ unique culture is all about giving Associates the chance to grow and thrive with pride – through best-in-class training and development and nurturing an entrepreneurial spirit across the business. Now named as Europe’s Best Place to Work, Mars has also been named by Fortune as one of the Top 100 Best Companies to Work For and has collected several other Great Place to Work awards around the world. Click here for the full list of accolades.