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Climate Action

Climate Action

Humanity’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions have changed the composition of our atmosphere, and people around the world are beginning to feel the effects, from increased average and extreme temperatures, to changes in rainfall patterns, to more-severe and less-predictable storms.

Science suggests that to avoid the most dire consequences, we need to limit global warming to less than the 2 degrees Celsius threshold outlined in the International Paris Agreement on climate change. To help do our part, we’ve set a goal to reduce the total GHG emissions across our value chain by 27 percent by 2025 and 67 percent by 2050 (from 2015 levels).

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Water Stewardship

Water Stewardship

Water scarcity affects 40 percent of people around the world, and that percentage will only rise with continued population growth. Agriculture is the biggest user of water, so to manage this critical resource sustainably, we need to focus on what’s grown in our supply chains, how it’s grown, as well as where it’s grown.

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Land Use

Land Use

We rely on farmers around the world for raw materials like rice, cocoa and vanilla every day. Over the course of hundreds of years, agricultural innovations have helped boost farmers’ yields to help feed the earth’s growing population, but at the same time, those advances have brought forth new challenges for agriculture, including degrading soil quality, fertilizer and pesticide runoff, and the effects of climate change.

These challenges require action to sustain land for future productive use and to preserve biodiversity, habitats and natural resources. 

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Transparency and Measurement

Transparency and Measurement

We continue to develop policies, positions and action plans to help deliver our sustainability goals for everything from renewable energy and deforestation to water use.

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Sustainable Packaging

Sustainable Packaging

Packaging is at the center of all Mars products, from keeping products safe in transportation and preserving freshness to distinguishing our brands. Mars understands the importance of packaging, which is why we plan to use 100 percent recyclable packaging by 2025.

To achieve our goal, we will change more than just the physical packaging. Mars will encourage consumers to dispose of their packaging responsibly. In addition, we will work to change recycling infrastructure by developing a plastic sorting facility to allow for proper recycling for more than 90 percent of after-use plastic.

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