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Sustainable in a Generation Plan

2021 Scorecard

The world we want tomorrow
starts with how we do business today.

Launched in 2017, the Sustainable in a Generation plan guides our sustainability efforts. We focus on three interconnected areas for purposeful growth: Healthy Planet, Thriving People, Nourishing Wellbeing. Additionally, in recognition of the importance of the role our packaging plays, we have introduced a standalone section entitled Transforming Packaging to provide our stakeholders a better understanding of our efforts and progress on this important issue. We’re working to improve the lives of people in the communities where we source materials, as well as the lives of our Associates, customers and pets.

This scorecard measures our commitment to and progress toward these ambitious, science-backed goals to drive positive change for people and the planet.

 

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Sustainability Healthy Planet fields
Our Goal For

A Healthy Planet

Reduce our environmental impact in line with what science says is necessary to keep the planet healthy.

sustainability thriving people
Our Goal For

Thriving People

Meaningfully improve the lives of one million people in our value chain to enable them to thrive.

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Our Goal For

Nourishing Wellbeing

Advance science, innovation, nutrition and marketing to help billions of people and their pets lead healthier, happier lives.

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Our Goal For

Transforming Packaging

Contribute to a circular economy where packaging never becomes waste, but is recycled, reused or composted.

A Healthy Planet

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-6.1%*

Reduction in Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Goal: reduce total greenhouse gas emissions across our value chain by 27% by 2025 and achieve net zero emissions by 2050

*Tracked against 2015 baseline

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-24%*

Eliminated in Unsustainable Water Use

Goal: eliminate unsustainable water use in our value chain, starting with a 50% reduction by 2025

*Tracked against 2015 baseline

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-3.1%*

Reduction in Land Use

Goal: hold flat the total land area associated with our value chain

*Tracked against 2015 baseline

Thriving People

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442,200

People Reached though Human Rights and Income Efforts

Goal: Farmers, workers, women and children covered by programs designed to improve human rights and incomes.

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61,250

Farmers Impacted through Increased Incomes

Goal: Helping to increase farmers’ incomes with programs that combine good agricultural practices, access to inputs, the latest plant science, price premiums and/or other ongoing engagement

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41,200

Women Reached through Empowerment Efforts

Goal: Engaging women in cocoa and mint supply chains through income programs, with a focus on interventions that boost their savings rates and develop entrepreneurial skills

Nourishing Wellbeing

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4.3 Billion

Healthy Meals Delivered

Goal: Deliver 5.5 billion healthy meals per year by 2025.

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99% & 98%

Media Placement Compliance & Media Content Compliance

Goal: In our top 13 markets, achieve at least 97% media placement compliance across TV, other broadcast channels, digital and social media, and achieve at least 95% media content compliance.++

++ Learn More about responsible marketing

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20

Scientific Reports, Presentations and Posters Shared

Goal: The Mars Global Food Safety Center invests in, explores and develops science and technology solutions to help address the most pressing challenges facing the global food supply chain

Transforming Packaging

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20%

of Packaging in our Portfolio Is Reusable, Recyclable or Compostable.

Goal: Transform 100% of our portfolio into reusable, recyclable or compostable packaging †

† Tracked against 2019 baseline

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43%

of Packaging Is Designed for Recycling

Goal: Redesign our packaging to fit infrastructure that exists today or is likely to exist in the near future. †

† Tracked against 2019 baseline

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2,868

Metric Tons of Plastic Removed

Goal: Optimize our packaging to eliminate unnecessary materials and reduce virgin plastic usage by 30% †

† Tracked against 2019 baseline

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See our progress as we work toward our ambitions and address these generational challenges. Download the PDF of our latest scorecard.