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Associates, not Employees

Our use of the word Associate to describe ourselves is key to our internal business relationships. As Mars Associates we are more than just employees.  Each one of us is a stakeholder in our business, expected to contribute and take responsibility for our results.

The “Associate Concept” captures one of the fundamental beliefs in Mars. It describes the unique relationship the company and its Associates hold, different from most other corporations. We want the specific relationship between the Associate, their Line Manager and the company to reflect those beliefs and to be based on The Five Principles.

This responsibility sees all of our Associates play a critical role in pursuit of improving our business performance. This is at the heart of our Associate Concept. We see thousands of Associates make the difference to our business, by living the Principles, day in and day out.  The Mars Associate Concept means we hold all Associates accountable for high standards of ethics and integrity, for understanding and learning to live The Five Principles, to make decisions in accordance with these and for treating others as they would like to be treated.

In return, each Associate can expect to be supported and valued as an individual and to be treated equitably and with respect. This embodiment of our Mutuality Principle should guide the way in which we communicate across the business and the way in which we involve Associates in our progress and to resolve our challenges.

As an Associate at Mars, you can enjoy all kinds of great perks including competitive benefits packages, company outings, open offices and fun freebies. Some of our locations even let you bring your pets to work! More than anything, we want our Associates to have rewarding careers that bring them pride. If this sounds like the place for you, we’d love to talk.

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