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Achieving net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050

Achieving Net Zero emissions by 2050

Accelerating change today for our collective future tomorrow 

Our Net Zero commitment is across our entire value chain and greenhouse gas (GHG) footprint by 2050

We must limit global temperature rise to 1.5 degrees to prevent the worst Impacts of climate change. Since 2015, Mars has cut emissions in our full value chain by 7.3% (equivalent to the amount produced by a small city in a year) despite our business continuing to grow. Our Net Zero commitment includes all Scope 3 emissions too. That means we’re accounting for business travel, retail customer emissions, even the use of our products and services.

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Renewable electricity already makes up 54% of our global needs

We’ve made strong progress towards our commitment to reach zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in our direct operations by 2040 (including factories, offices, and veterinary practices). We now source 100% renewable electricity for the entirety of our direct operations in 11 countries, with plans to make the switch in another 8 countries by 2025.

Redesigning our supply chains

We’ve identified five key raw materials as having the greatest risk to deforestation: cocoa, beef, palm oil, pulp and paper and soy. Action will include a continued shift away from purchasing ingredients based on cost alone – and will focus on enhanced transparency and traceability around the commodities we source. We recently delivered a deforestation-free palm oil supply chain, and have a goal for all our high-forest risk commodities to be deforestation-free by 2025.

Net Zero Value Chain

Strengthening our programs with farmers

We’re working directly with farmers and suppliers to promote improved agricultural practices, sustainable land use and to support science and technology, such as genomics (mapping genes) research, that pinpoints how to produce more resilient and higher yielding crops. We will also take further action to improve soil health to unlock crop yield potential and provide other environmental and climate change benefits.