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Ethics Award Puts Us Among Global Companies Leading the Way


Associates know our work here is making a global impact, but it’s always encouraging to be recognized for our efforts. Now Mars is being acknowledged in a big way: The Ethisphere® Institute announced we’ve made the prestigious list of the 2018 World’s Most Ethical Companies!

This honor is reserved for a small number of companies that demonstrate leading-edge corporate ethics. We’ve been cited in the Food, Beverage & Agriculture category for promoting a strong business place culture; authentic leadership; and a commitment to transparency, diversity, and inclusion.

Ethical companies are not created overnight. We’ve slowly grown our ethical framework by using the Five Principles as our polestar to showcase how Quality, Mutuality, Responsibility, Efficiency and Freedom are alive at Mars. Couple those beliefs with special projects—like our Petcare segment’s addressing the human rights issues in the Thai fishing industry—and we show how taking a hard look at serious issues and working to change the root of the problem demonstrates our commitment to righting wrongs when we learn about them.

Being recognized as one of the world’s Most Ethical Companies is a genuine honor for us. It showcases who we are and tells people who are thinking about joining our company that this is a place that not only talks the talk but also walks the walk. Congratulations to our Associates on continuing to help raise the standard for corporate behavior!