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Our Favorite 2016 Moments


As 2016 draws to a close, we look back at some of our top moments of the year. From marching toward a greener future to celebrating our Associates with Great Place to Work recognitions around the world, 2016 was truly a year to remember!

Introducing Mars Wrigley Confectionery

In October, Mars announced plans to combine the Mars Chocolate segment and the Wrigley segment into one – Mars Wrigley Confectionery. The new segment merges the century-long heritages of both Mars Chocolate and Wrigley.

Mars Takes Another Step Toward Decreasing Dependency on Fossil Fuels

Located south of Inverness in the Scottish Highlands, a new wind farm in Moy, Scotland will generate electricity equivalent to what power all Mars UK factories and offices.

Mars Food Launches Global Health and Wellbeing Ambition

In April 2016, Mars Food announced a new global Health and Wellbeing ambition to create and promote healthier food choices and to encourage consumers to cook and share healthier meals with others. Through these initiatives, Mars Food will encourage families to share one billion more healthy meals at dinner tables around the world.

Mars Celebrates Achieving Zero Waste to Landfill

A healthy and thriving planet is a goal, and a challenge, shared by our communities and Associates all over the world. As of December 31, 2015, we have reached a major milestone on our journey to becoming a fully sustainable business: sending zero waste to landfill at all 126 of our production facilities around the world.

Millennials Love Their Jobs at Mars

Mars has consistently been voted a great place to work by Associates of all generations. And our most recent recognition is certainly a very exciting one: our millennial Associates selected Mars as one of Fortune’s best places to work when it comes to pay, shared decision making and fair promotions.

Mars Continues Collaboration with Businesses, Governments to Tackle Climate Change

In November, Mars joined business and political leaders at the United National Climate Conference. Mars is taking a proactive stance on climate change. As a business with agriculture at our very core, our ability to source our ingredients is at risk in the face of climate change. And, beyond that, we have an obligation to protect our planet. It is the right thing to do.

Tails are Wagging as Mars Celebrates Take Your Dog to Work Week

Pet-friendly offices are a growing trend, as employers have begun to recognize the numerous benefits of pets in the workplace. At Mars, we share a passion for pets – and we know how important they can be in adding a sense of comfort to the work environment, improve productivity and grow company morale.

Mars Principles in Action Report Shares Far-Reaching Health & Sustainability Commitments

At Mars, our bold commitments to sustainable practices across the world are a priority. We believe that the only way to create a better future for generations to come is through sustainable operations and healthier products. Mars’ annual Principles is Action Summary report is our opportunity to share and track our progress, while holding ourselves accountable for the work yet to be done.

Mars Rises to #12 on the Great Place to Work Multinational Workplace List

Rising eight spots to number 12, this is the sixth consecutive year that Mars joins the World’s Best Multinational Workplace Top 25.

Mars named one of the Best Manufacturing & Production Companies — Again!

At Mars we take pride in every aspect of our business. We’re honored to be named one of the 2016 Best Manufacturing & Production Companies by Great Place to Work® for the second consecutive year.