Supplier Code of Conduct

The Mars Supplier Code of Conduct articulates our social, environmental and ethical expectations for suppliers. It contains globally aligned standards and is rooted in international law.

In sharing our Code of Conduct with our first-tier suppliers we make our expectations clear, aligning our suppliers with our standards and ensuring that we work with partners that share our beliefs.

Our code covers the following topics:

Mars Edge And Foodspring Joining Forces

McLean, Virginia / Berlin, June 27 2019 – Mars, Incorporated today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire a significant majority stake in foodspring, a direct-to-consumer targeted nutrition company based in Berlin and led by its founders. On completion of the transaction, foodspring will remain a standalone business led by the founders within Mars Edge, a segment of Mars, Incorporated. It will continue to operate out of its headquarters in Germany.

The Lion's Share Fund Wins Grand Prix At Cannes Festival

CANNES (June 21, 2019) – The Lion’s Share Fund, a unique initiative which asks advertisers to contribute much-needed funds to support wildlife conservation and animal welfare across the globe, has won a Grand Prix at this year’s Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity.  

The Fund, first announced at last year’s Cannes Festival, was recognised in the Sustainable Development Goals category for its use of creativity to help address one of the world’s greatest environmental challenges. 

Deforestation Prevention Overview Policy

The world's forests don't just provide us with ingredients for our products — they're basically the lungs of the planet. We know we have not just a big impact on the world, but a responsibility to make sure we do right for the many communities where we work and live. We source many of our key ingredients from tropical countries, and we’ve taken bold action to prevent deforestation and its impact on local communities.

Mars Releases Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media Findings on Gender Representation in Advertising at Cannes Lions Festival

One of the world’s top advertisers finds we all have more work to do to reflect the diversity of consumers in marketing and advertising

MCLEAN, VA—June 18, 2019— Mars, Incorporated today announced initial findings from research commissioned with the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media at Mount Saint Mary's University (the Institute) at the 2019 Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. 

Global Alliance For Responsible Media Launches To Address Digital Safety


Advertisers, Agencies, Media Companies and Platforms, Industry Organizations  Come Together Under the WFA at Cannes


June 18, 2019, Cannes, France – Today, 16 of the world’s leading advertisers announced the Global Alliance for Responsible Media, an unprecedented, global collaboration with agencies, media companies and platforms, and industry associations to rapidly improve digital safety.

Mars Wrigley to Base U.S. Headquarters in Hackettstown & Newark, New Jersey; Global Headquarters Remain in Chicago

HACKETTSTOWN, NJ (December 5, 2017): Mars Wrigley U.S., part of the world’s leading manufacturer of chocolate, chewing gum, mints, and fruity confections, announced today its intent to base its U.S. headquarters in New Jersey, utilizing existing offices in Hackettstown, NJ, as well as a new location in Newark, NJ. Mars Wrigley global headquarters will continue to be based in Chicago while its U.S. headquarters will transition to New Jersey by July 2020.