Uncle Ben’s Brand Evolution

As a global brand, we know we have a responsibility to take a stand in helping to put an end to racial bias and injustices. As we listen to the voices of consumers, especially in the Black community, and to the voices of our Associates worldwide, we recognize that now is the right time to evolve the Uncle Ben’s brand, including its visual brand identity, which we will do. 
 
We don’t yet know what the exact changes or timing will be, but we are evaluating all possibilities.
 

Deforestation Action Overview

The world's forests don't just provide benefits to animals and communities — they're known as the lungs of the planet and a critical part of the solution to climate change. We know we have a big impact on the world and a responsibility to make sure we do right for the many landscapes and communities where we work and live. We source some of our key ingredients from heavily forested countries, and we are taking bold action to stop deforestation and its impact on local communities.

Mars Foundation Helps Capital Area Food Bank Fight Hunger with $500,000 Donation

McLEAN, VIRGINIA (April 24, 2020) — The Mars Foundation today announced it has made a $500,000 donation to the Capital Area Food Bank (CAFB) in Washington D.C. to help address increased hunger and food insecurity in the wake of COVID-19. This donation is in addition to Mars, Incorporated’s $20 million in cash and in-kind giving to support communities’ response and recovery. 
 

Mars Commits $20M to Communities in COVID-19 Response

McLEAN, Va. (April 3, 2020) — As part of its ongoing response to the global COVID-19 pandemic, family-owned Mars, Incorporated has today shared an update on actions to better support the communities in which it operates, and the most vulnerable in its extended supply chains. 

The new commitment includes an initial cash and in-kind donation of $20 million to support the people, pets and communities most affected by COVID-19. The support package includes:

VCA Second Annual Impact Report Continues Legacy of Animal Care

LOS ANGELES (March 10, 2020) – VCA, a leading provider of pet health care services delivered through over 1,000 veterinary hospitals in the U.S., Canada, and Japan, has released its second-ever impact report highlighting its progressive initiatives towards the animal health industry over the last year. The annual report details VCA’s dedication to providing top-of-the-line animal treatment and their commitment to the betterment of pets, their families and their communities.

Mars Appoints New Vice President of Global Public Affairs

MCLEAN, Va. (March 5, 2020) - Mars, Incorporated announced today a new senior hire and addition to the Corporate Affairs Leadership Team. Anders Bering will join the business as Vice President, Global Public Affairs, leading lead Mars’ Government Relations Service Centers in Washington, D.C., Brussels, Beijing and Moscow, and Public Policy and International Government Relations teams.