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Healthy Planet

Healthy Planet

Leveraging data from thorough reviews of our resource use, we’ve set Healthy Planet ambitions linked to Climate Action, Water Stewardship and Land Use to reduce our environmental impacts in line with what science says is necessary to keep the planet healthy tomorrow.

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Thriving People

Thriving People

We believe we can and should play a role in increasing opportunities for people in the workplaces and communities that we touch. Our Thriving People ambition focuses on Increasing Income, Respecting Human Rights and Unlocking Opportunities for Women to improve the working lives of 1 million people in our value chain.

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Nourishing Wellbeing

Nourishing Wellbeing

We believe people should have access to the products and information they need to maintain healthy lifestyles. Our Nourishing Wellbeing ambition is our commitment to Advance Science, Innovation and Marketing in ways that help billions of people and their pets lead healthier, happier lives today and into the future.   

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Learn About Our Progress

See how far we’ve come and how we’re working toward achieving our future goals with our Sustainable in a Generation Report. 

Our Sustainable in a Generation Plan in Action

Here are just a few of the ways we’re working toward these important goals today — and the exciting progress we’ve made so far:  

  • Trash-to-Treasure Project
    Thriving People

    Trash-to-Treasure Project

    Mexico’s biggest garbage dump lies in the outskirts of Mexico City. In the nearby sunny offices of MITZ, a group of female artisans — many who once relied on the landfill for survival — are putting the trash to good use.

  • Creating a Deforestation-Free Global Cocoa Supply Chain
    Mars Wrigley

    Creating a Deforestation-Free Global Cocoa Supply Chain

    Today, we’re marking International Day of Forests by sharing progress we’ve made to date to limit deforestation

  • Making a Resilient Future For Mint
    Sustainability Plan

    Making a Resilient Future For Mint

    AdvanceMint works to advance plant science and invest in mint farmers and their communities to ensure their crop thrives for generations.

  • Pushing Ourselves Further to Protect the Future
    Sustainability Plan

    Pushing Ourselves Further to Protect the Future

    We’ve always known that precompetitive partnerships will be crucial to delivering the changes needed at scale, so this past year we’ve invested heavily in building existing partnerships and starting new ones.

  • Every Day Is Earth Day at Mars
    Sustainability Plan

    Every Day Is Earth Day at Mars

    This year, Earth Day is dedicated to wildlife conservation and preserving our planet's biodiversity, a commitment we too share at Mars. It has never been more necessary for businesses to step up and help create a healthy planet where everyone — including all animals, big and small — thrive.

  • We Are Stepping Up Because Society Is Counting on Us
    Sustainability Plan

    We Are Stepping Up Because Society Is Counting on Us

    It is more important than ever that significant action and partnership between business, governments and NGOs take place. Society is counting on those with leadership responsibility to take action on the big issues facing our global community — including climate change, poverty, obesity

  • Empowering Women to Thrive
    Thriving People

    Empowering Women to Thrive

    Learn how through Mars' partnership with CARE, we are building a new market in the village of Gueyo for women-owned businesses.

  • A ‘Win-Win’ Situation for Sustainable Rice
    Sustainability Plan

    A ‘Win-Win’ Situation for Sustainable Rice

    Chances are, you have a box or bag of rice in your pantry right now. The chances also are you consider it a given — that rice is plentiful and a food source so popular across the world it could never be in short supply. 

  • A Fresh Approach to Women’s Empowerment
    Sustainability Plan

    A Fresh Approach to Women’s Empowerment

    It doesn’t matter where in the world you are: It’s impossible to create a better future if everyone doesn’t get a fair shake or the opportunity to advance themselves. Breaking down barriers and putting in place programs and systems that not only allow for that advancement, but also encourage it,

  • Improving Global Health & Wellbeing, One Meal at a Time
    Sustainability Plan

    Improving Global Health & Wellbeing, One Meal at a Time

    Our Global Health and Wellbeing Ambition has a simple objective: We are working towards our ambition to deliver 1 billion more healthy meals, for a total of 4 billion healthy meals, shared on dinner tables around the world by 2021. Our bold ambition is inspired by our Mars Food Purpose – Better Food

  • Partnering to Protect: The Lion's Share Fund
    Sustainability Plan

    Partnering to Protect: The Lion's Share Fund

    As the world’s biggest veterinary health group and maker of many pet foods, we know how much animals both big and small are loved across the world.

  • How One Sustainability Leader Took Her Work Home
    Healthy Planet

    How One Sustainability Leader Took Her Work Home

    As our Senior Director of Sustainability Engagement and Partnerships, Lisa Manley suspected she might be able to cut some plastic packaging waste out of her life. But it took a hard look in the mirror to see just how much she was using every day. 

  • Join Us in Our Approach to Food Safety
    Sustainability Plan

    Join Us in Our Approach to Food Safety

    If it’s not safe, it’s not food. We aim to make sure all food is safe and sustainable, no matter where you live or what your economic situation is.

  • Saving Tomorrow’s Cocoa, Today
    Thriving People

    Saving Tomorrow’s Cocoa, Today

    Our chocolate has been loved the world over for more than 100 years. But to ensure we can continue providing chocolate for future generations, we know sustainable cocoa production is key.

  • Beyond the Fridge: The Real Deal About Food Safety at Mars
    Mars

    Beyond the Fridge: The Real Deal About Food Safety at Mars

    Most people consider food safety measures when they’re planning their meals. From reading expiration dates on food labels to handling raw meat and using a thermometer, we generally only think about food safety when we’re in our kitchens. But what you may not know is that food safety is a global threat — with serious implications for the environment and long-term food security. Because if it’s not safe, it’s not food.

  • Taking Responsibility to Rebuild Coral Reefs
    Mars

    Taking Responsibility to Rebuild Coral Reefs

    The world’s coral reefs are in trouble. As a result of warming ocean waters due to climate change, we have lost over 50 percent of the worlds coral reefs in just the past four years.

  • Our Deforestation Prevention Policy Overview
    Healthy Planet

    Our Deforestation Prevention Policy Overview

    We know we have not just a big impact on the world, but a responsibility to make sure we do right for the many communities where we work and live.