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.