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Mars retains the title as Europe’s Best Multinational Workplace


For the second year in a row Mars has been crowned Europe’s Best Multinational Workplace in the 2017 Great Place to Work awards ceremony in Paris, France. This tremendous achievement is a testament to the essence of who we are as an organization and how we live out our Principles and vision every day.

In her acceptance speech, Myriam Cohen-Welgryn, Regional President of Pet Nutrition Europe, expressed her pride of being part of the company that millions want to join, stay and grow with: “I am particularly proud of this award, because it shows what our employees think about our company. Mars has always put the well-being of its Associates at the heart of its priorities and this achievement reinforces once again that it is our Associates that make us great”.

These sentiments were echoed by Juan Martin, Regional President of Multisales Europe: “This recognition is a remarkable achievement for our company and is testament to how we live our values. Most importantly, this award is an acknowledgement of our fantastic 18,400 Associates in the region and how they work and collaborate together every day. This is what makes Mars the unique and fantastic place that it is and gives us the pride and determination to continue to live up to this standard every day.”

Mars has been recognized on many occasions in recent years topping the Best Place to Work tables around the world. Judging is rigorous and our success is testament to who we are as an organization guided by our Five Principles and committed to investing in our greatest and most important resource – our Associates.

Another source of pride was the announcement that Mars had been recognised for a special award for Community Involvement. This accolade acknowledges the vast resources (thousands of Associates and considerable revenue) that Mars allocates for community activities through the Mars Volunteer Program. We are proud to work at mars because of the many examples of our wonderful associate involvement. That includes our Petcare Associates who volunteer in animal shelters, feeding dogs and cats, and donating thousands per year to adoption drives. It also includes Associates in Mars Food helping to pack and deliver donations through food banks, as well as host events that use fun games to teach children the importance of nutrition.

Our consideration for this special Community Involvement award is a result of the fantastic rankings achieved by Mars in the Best Place to Work once again this year:

  • Mars Spain - #1 Best Workplace in Spain (500-1000 employees) 2017
  • Mars The Netherlands - #2 Best Large and Multinational Workplace in the Netherlands 2017
  • Mars France - #2 Best Workplace in France (500-5000 employees) 2017
  • Mars Portugal - #4 Best Workplace in Portugal (less than 100 employees) 2017
  • Mars Greece - #5 Best Workplace in Greece (50-250 employees) 2017
  • Mars Italy - #5 Best Medium Workplace in Italy 2017
  • Mars Italy - #7 Best Workplace for Generation Y 2017
  • Mars Switzerland - #5 Best Medium Workplace in Switzerland 2017
  • Mars Norway - #6 Best Workplace in Norway (50-199 employees) 2017
  • Mars UK - #10 Best Large Workplace in the UK 2017
  • Mars Ireland - #15 Best Small Workplace in Ireland 2017
  • Mars Finland - #16 Best Medium Workplace in Finland 2017