The world’s coral reefs are in trouble — marine heatwaves linked to climate change, human destruction and pollution are contributing to the loss of reefs around the world. At the current rate of decline, it is quite possible that in two generations, aquariums may be the only place a young child will be able to witness the wonder of color and life that encompasses a coral reef.
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.
Bold ambitions require bold actions. So when Mars flipped the switch to wind in Mexico, we ensured that our electricity consumption is 100% renewable, powered by a new wind farm in Dzilam Bravo, Mexico.
Mars Mexico joins nine other regional Mars operations that are migrating to clean energy, including Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, France, Lithuania, Poland, Spain, the United Kingdom and the United States. Australia will come online soon.
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.
Stewarding one of the biggest family-run companies in the world is no small task—especially when that company comes with a 106-year history. Chairman Stephen Badger and his fellow board members take this challenge seriously. Here, Badger discusses the challenges and rewards of his role and the future of the company.
On shedding Mars’ “secretive” reputation:
Women are disproportionately affected by poverty, climate-related risks and other barriers to sustainable development. This distressing finding by a recent World Economic Forum report also reveals a startling projection: It will take women 202 years to be on even footing with men. If we want to change this, we have to act today.
What does it take to be one of the most reputable companies in the world? We think it starts by doing business with purpose and working toward positive impacts we can be proud of. And we’re proud of our efforts being recognized, too.
For the second year in a row, we’ve secured a spot on Reputation Institute’s Global RepTrak® 100. And we’re rising through the ranks for 2019—landing at #69 on this year’s list. For an organization that constantly focuses on action and integrity—we consider this quite the honor!
New and noteworthy: When her grandmother was growing up, girls, especially in poor areas, never had the chance to go to school; but in Weina’s class, 80 percent of students were women. “Women now represent more than 25 percent of all scientific researchers worldwide,” she says. “And I’ve seldom felt the need to advocate for stronger policy because at the Mars GFSC, everyone — male and female — has equal opportunities to pursue excellence.”
Empowering women to thrive is one way Mars is taking steps today to secure the world we want tomorrow.
“We can only solve these issues through collaboration, and making sure we all keep pushing for this gender balance,” says Victoria Mars, member of the board of directors at Mars. “It’s key to the long-term success of our business, and key to our supply chain. These women need to be thriving.”