Mars France Ranked Among The Country’s Best Workplaces of 2014
May 21, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Mars France has been recognized by Great Place to Work as number two in the Best Workplaces category for companies with over 500 employees. The award, given by the Great Place to Work® Institute, is based on the largest annual set of workplace culture studies in the world.
This is the fourth time Mars has been included in the ranking for the Great Place to Work® survey, consistently making progress year-on-year. Mars France came fourth in 2011 and third in 2012 and 2013. This year’s Great Place to Work survey focused on four Mars France segments: Petcare, Food, Chocolate and Mars Global Services. Next year, the survey will also include Wrigley, Royal Canin and Drinks.
To date in 2014 Mars has been recognized across the globe by eight Great Place to Work® lists including (with ranking as applicable): Belgium, France (2), Germany (7),Ireland (2), Japan (16), Poland (5), Sweden (21) and US (76).
In 2013, Mars was also recognized by 19 Great Place to Work® Best Companies to Work For lists including (with ranking as applicable): Argentina (6), Austria(4), Belgium(5), Brazil(24), Central America(5), Chile(8), Denmark(14), Finland (8) France(3), Greece(5), Ireland(1), Italy(3), Japan(25), Korea, Poland(7), Portugal(7), Spain(10), Switzerland(9) and USA(95) and being featured 16th on the 25 Best Multinational Workplaces in Europe list as well. In 2013, Mars was also featured on other national workplace lists including Australia (Aon Hewitt), Mexico (6 in Super Empresas), New Zealand (Kenexa Best Workplaces Award for the Medium-Large Workplace category) Thailand (Aon Hewitt), United Kingdom (58 in Times Top 100 Employers).
About Mars, Incorporated
In 1911, Frank C. Mars made the first Mars candies in his Tacoma, Washington kitchen and established Mars’ first roots as a confectionery company. In the 1920s, Forrest E. Mars, Sr. joined his father in business and together they launched the MILKY WAY® bar. In 1932, Forrest, Sr. moved to the United Kingdom with a dream of building a business based on the objective of creating a “mutuality of benefits for all stakeholders” – this objective serves as the foundation of Mars, Incorporated today. Based in McLean, Virginia, Mars has net sales of more than $33 billion, six business segments including Petcare, Chocolate, Wrigley, Food, Drinks, Symbioscience, and more than 75,000 Associates worldwide that are putting its Principles into action to make a difference for people and the planet through its performance.
Mars brands include: Petcare – PEDIGREE®, ROYAL CANIN®, WHISKAS®, BANFIELD® Pet Hospital, CESAR®, SHEBA®, DREAMIES® and NUTRO®; Chocolate – M&M’S®, SNICKERS®, DOVE®, GALAXY®, MARS®, MILKY WAY® and TWIX®; Wrigley – DOUBLEMINT®, EXTRA®, ORBIT® and 5™ chewing gums, SKITTLES® and STARBURST® candies, and ALTOIDS® AND LIFESAVERS® mints. Food – UNCLE BEN’S®, DOLMIO®, EBLY®, MASTERFOODS®, SEEDS OF CHANGE® and ROYCO®; Drinks – ALTERRA COFFEE ROASTERS™, THE BRIGHT TEA COMPANY™, KLIX® and FLAVIA®; Symbioscience – COCOAVIA® and WISDOM PANEL®.