We believe people should have access to the products and information they need to ensure they live healthy lives, and we’re proud our products and services offer a range of benefits — from nutrition to oral care to just plain fun. Beyond the foods we produce for people, we’re also delighted to offer a growing array of foods and services for pets, too. We’re proud of our progress in promoting nutrition, as well as complying with responsible marketing standards.
Food Safety and Security
Unsafe foods have terrible consequences for families and communities, and one in 10 people today suffers from lack of food safety. New threats are emerging in developing nations as the population swells, but the bottom line is this: If it isn’t safe, it isn’t food.
We’re using science at our Global Food Safety Center to prevent illnesses and partner with governments, NGOs and industries to ensure food safety. Our goal is to play a role in combating undernutrition and other causes of unsafe foods around the world.Read more
As a leading provider of food for people and pets, we want to make sure the products we offer and the ingredients they contain fit into a balanced diet. We are continuously investigating ways to improve the nutritional content of our products without compromising taste, convenience, quality or affordability.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), obesity has nearly tripled around the world since 1975. Yet, at the same time, hunger and malnutrition remain serious health problems. We are responding to concerns that consumers, governments and other organizations have about health issues associated with foods and beverages.Learn more
Marketing is more than selling — it’s also about informing. We were one of the first companies to create a Responsible Marketing Code, and it’s still in place. In the code, we ensure that we don’t advertise to children under 12, we have clear nutrition and consumption guidelines on our packs, and promote responsible portions. In fact, 99 percent of our products include clear Guideline Daily Amount labeling, so consumers can know all the facts.
It’s important to us that our products are part of a healthy diet, and the way we advertise is just as much a part of this as the ingredients we use. Implementing measures as guided by the Mars Marketing Code helps ensure we’re responsible and promotes appropriate use of our products and services.Learn more
Science Is At the Center of MarsRead More
Into every Mars creation goes a little—or a lot—of science, as we research, analyze and learn how to create the highest quality products and services. But at Mars, it's not just about what we sell. We believe that today's research can lead to a better future that's healthier and more sustainable for communities across the globe.
Mars Works To Fight A Silent KillerRead More
As a global food business, we deal with challenges facing the global food chain on a daily basis. We believe we have a responsibility to explore solutions to these challenges, and to investigate novel, efficient ways of doing so, providing a clear path to healthy, safe food in the future.
Improving Global Health & Wellbeing, One Meal at a TimeRead More
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
Beyond the Fridge: The Real Deal About Food Safety at MarsRead More
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.