WASHINGTON, DC (April 28, 2021) – The National Hispanic Corporate Council (NHCC), the premiere resource for corporate America on maximizing the Hispanic market opportunity, today announced Mars, Incorporated as a new corporate member.
Mars joins a growing list of Fortune 1000 companies who turn to NHCC for insights and guidance on the latest corporate best practices to effectively serve the growing Hispanic market. As a membership-based organization, NHCC provides its corporate members with resources to effectively maximize the 60 million individuals, $2 trillion-dollar U.S. Hispanic market opportunity.
“Mars is committed to fostering an environment where everyone has an equal opportunity to reach their full potential, be heard and valued,” said Darryl Farrow, Head of Equity, Inclusion & Diversity, Mars North America. “We look forward to the insight, programming and partnership of the National Hispanic Corporate Council.”
Mars continues to prioritize driving positive societal impact across its communities and is accelerating its commitment to inclusion and diversity (I&D) anchored by four key pillars:
- Ensuring all Mars leaders are visible and accountable champions of I&D
- Embracing a culture of belonging that values and harnesses the power of differences
- Harnessing diverse groups of Associates and leaders that represent the diversity of the Mars business
- And equipping the business with cohesive policies, processes, practices and training — including unconscious bias programs — that supports I&D aspirations
“On behalf of the NHCC Board of Directors and its corporate members, I am delighted to welcome Mars, Incorporated,” said Brian Hall, NHCC Chair & Manager, Supplier Diversity & Brand Advocacy, Shell. “As a corporate member-focused organization, we look forward to enhancing Mars own Hispanic market opportunity by leveraging our national network of corporate leaders and member resources.”
NHCC’s Center of Expertise provides a five-pillar approach through talent/human resources, marketing, supplier diversity, community relations, and executive leadership within Hispanic and diversity and inclusion space. An affiliation with NHCC provides a collaborative community that shares resources, knowledge, best practices, and innovative solutions to elevate Hispanic talent, customers, suppliers, community relations, and ERG strategies.
Founded in 1985 as a learning organization for corporate America by corporate America, The National Hispanic Corporate Council (NHCC) is a collaborative community for Fortune 1000 members that provides access to Hispanic talent and consumer resources to optimize corporate performance.
As the leading resource for maximizing the U.S Hispanic talent and consumer market opportunity, NHCC convene leaders to Connect Learn. Share. Network. around best practices and resources to address corporate priorities.
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About Mars, Incorporated
For more than a century, Mars, Incorporated has been driven by the belief that the world we want tomorrow starts with how we do business today. This idea is at the center of who we have always been as a global, family-owned business. Today, Mars is transforming, innovating and evolving in ways that affirm our commitment to making a positive impact on the world around us.
Across our diverse and expanding portfolio of confectionery, food, and petcare products and services, we employ 133,000 dedicated Associates who are all moving in the same direction: forward. With $40 billion in annual sales, we produce some of the world’s best-loved brands including DOVE®, EXTRA®, M&M’s®, MILKY WAY®, SNICKERS®, TWIX®, ORBIT®, PEDIGREE®, ROYAL CANIN®, SKITTLES®, BEN’S ORIGINAL™, WHISKAS®, COCOAVIA®, and 5™; and take care of half of the world’s pets through our pet health services AniCura, Banfield Pet Hospitals™, BluePearl®, Linnaeus, Pet Partners™, and VCA™.
We know we can only be truly successful if our partners and the communities in which we operate prosper as well. The Mars Five Principles – Quality, Responsibility, Mutuality, Efficiency and Freedom – inspire our Associates to take action every day to help create a world tomorrow in which the planet, its people and pets can thrive.
For more information about Mars, please visit www.mars.com. Join us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and YouTube.
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