Propelling Mars Toward Sustainable, Renewable Energy Goals
Bold ambitions require bold actions. So when Mars flipped the switch to wind in Mexico, we ensured that our electricity consumption is 100% renewable, powered by a new wind farm in Dzilam Bravo, Mexico.
Mars Mexico joins nine other regional Mars operations that are migrating to clean energy, including Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, France, Lithuania, Poland, Spain, the United Kingdom and the United States. Australia will come online soon.
"Here in Mexico, we are taking a stand on climate change. Among our goals: reducing GHG emissions across our global value chain by 27% by 2025 and 67% by 2050 in order to do our part to keep the planet from warming beyond 2 degrees Celsius,” said Eduardo González, Manufacturing Director for Mars Latin America and project champion. “Our Sustainable in a Generation Plan sets out these bold ambitions to advance the sustainability of our business for the next generation.”
Our long-term power purchase agreement with this wind farm is a definitive example of the commitment Mars makes to tackle climate change. We have targeted a 40% reduction of direct global greenhouse gas emissions by 2020, with the goal of reaching 100% by 2040. We have met and exceeded this goal ahead of time, relying on 53% renewables today. These are the actions we take to make a better world tomorrow.
New Wind Farm in Dzilam Bravo, Mexico
Team members from Mars wave to Eduardo González, who climbed a wind turbine to celebrate the opening of Yucatan’s wind farm.
Members of the local Dzilam Bravo community listen to speakers at the wind farm ceremony and dedication.
The team from Mars, along with members of the Dzilam Bravo community, celebrate the opening of the wind farm that supplies 100% of the electricity for the 6 manufacturing plants of Mars in Mexico.
Meeting the Local Community
Mars Wrigley Confectionery Mexico Communication Manager Paulina Ruiz Lang meets with families of local landowners.
Mauricio Vila Dozal, the Governor of Yucatán, reinforces the state’s commitment to reducing its emissions as part of the Under2 Coalition. The organization of more than 220 state governments around the world work to keep global temperature rises to well below 2°C.
Our Grand Opening
The Chairman of the Mexican Business Council for Foreign Trade, Investment and Technology, Sergio Ley López (from left) joins Eduardo González, Manufacturing and Engineering Director for Mars Wrigley Confectionery Latin America, the Governor of Yucatán, Mauricio Vila Dozal and Vive Energía CEO Benigno Villareal to celebrate the grand opening of the wind farm in Dzilam Bravo, Mexico.
A Wind Turbine
An aerial view of the wind farm in Dzilam Bravo, Mexico