CSR Minute: Mars Wins ACE Award for Corporate Excellence, Pledges to Use Sustainable Cocoa; Network for Business Sustainability Reports on Top Ten CSR Findings

Jan 12, 2011 9:26 AM ET

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Press Release

Mars has won the U.S. Secretary of State’s 2010 Award for Corporate Excellence for its work in cocoa sustainability, and efforts to improve economic development in the cocoa-growing region of Ghana. The Mars Partnership for African Cocoa Communities of Tomorrow creates jobs for cocoa farmers, truck drivers, and port workers. Mars has also pledged to use 100 percent certified sustainable cocoa in all of its products by 2020. Mars was chosen from 78 nominees submitted by American ambassadors around the world. The ACE awards honor U.S. businesses that demonstrate good corporate citizenship overseas.

The Network for Business Sustainability has reported on the Top Ten research findings about corporate social responsibility. They include studies of how product quality can drive CSR; prioritization of CSR activities; and standardizing measurement metrics. The findings were collected from a survey of management journals such as the Academy of Management and the Journal of Marketing. NBS is a sponsor of the CSRminute.

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This CSR Minute is sponsored by the Network for Business Sustainability. For information about NBS's sustainability strategy, visit http://www.nbs.net.