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United Nations Development Programme Announces ‘The Lion’s Share’ Fund With Founder Finch and Founding Partner Mars to Tackle Crisis in Wildlife Conservation and Animal Welfare

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  • Announced Today at Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, ‘the Lion’s Share’ Fund Sees Mars Join As the Founding Partner. Project Founded and Initiated by Production Company Finch
  • The Fund Aims to Raise $100M a Year Within Three Years
  • Call for World’s Biggest Advertisers to Contribute a Small Percentage of Advertising Spend From Advertisements Featuring Animals
  • Lion’s Share Special Ambassador, Sir David Attenborough, Urges Companies to ‘step Up’ and Do More to Secure the Health of the Planet

Erb Institute | Business for Sustainability Faculty Member, Andy Hoffman Quoted in PRI.org on Mars Billion Dollar Investment in Sustainability

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In the US, and throughout the globe for that matter, the private sector is increasingly being looked to as a source of leadership for combating climate change. And many companies are stepping up, especially with the lack of leadership coming from Washington.

Consider the family-owned company Mars, the world’s largest candy maker — it produces iconic brands like Snickers, Skittles and M&M’s.

Mars Launches Farmer Income Lab to Tackle Issue of Smallholder Farmer Income

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  • Collaborative ‘Farmer Income Lab’ aimed at helping to improve income levels amongst smallholder farmers
  • Oxfam announced as first member of the Farmer Income Lab’s ‘advisory panel’.  The Lab will commission research, inspire discussion and work to create solutions  to build supply chains where  farmers thrive
  • Mars’ Chief Sustainability Officer Barry Parkin says the industry ‘must do more’ to tackle low income—wants Farmer Income Lab to help foster deeper collaboration across the industry
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  • Collaborative ‘Farmer Income Lab’ aimed at helping to improve income levels amongst smallholder farmers
  • Oxfam announced as first member of the Farmer Income Lab’s ‘advisory panel’.  The Lab will commission research, inspire discussion and work to create solutions  to build supply chains where  farmers thrive
  • Mars’ Chief Sustainability Officer Barry Parkin says the industry ‘must do more’ to tackle low income—wants Farmer Income Lab to help foster deeper collaboration across the industry

Mars Calls on Global Leaders to Take Bold Action on Climate Change, Accelerates Its Own Renewable Energy Efforts

Company announces plans for new wind farm in Mexico as business and government leaders convene at COP22—one year after the historic Paris Agreement
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MARRAKECH, MOROCCO, November 15, 2016 /3BL Media/ -- Mars, Incorporated is urging the business community and global leaders at COP22 to take bold action to implement the targets agreed last year in Paris for tackling climate change. Mars combined this call to action with an announcement of plans for a wind farm in Mexico—its third major wind energy commitment in as many years.

Mars Achieves Zero Waste to Landfill Goal

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Mars Inc., manufacturer of confectionery, pet food and other food products, has released its sixth annual Principals in Action Summary, which reveals the company’s success in the sectors of sustainability, health and wellbeing, food safety, responsible marketing and workplace engagement

Mars’ Global Factories Send Zero Waste to Landfill

By Jessica Lyons Hardcastle
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Mars has achieved zero waste to landfill at all of its global factories, according to the company’s most recent sustainability report, published today.

The food, beverage and petcare company, whose brands include M&Ms, Starburst and Pedigree, produces 9 million metric tons of product annually.

Mars Achieves Zero Waste at Factories Worldwide

Confectionery giant's sustainability report also reveals a 25 per cent cut in emissions since 2007
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Confectionery giant Mars now diverts all of the waste produced at its factories worldwide away from landfill, the company has revealed. Publishing its annual Principles in Action 2015 report yesterday,...

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Mars' Principles in Action Report Shares Health and Sustainability Commitments

Report tracks the company's progress and achievements relating to its commitments.
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Mars has caught the industry's attention more than once in recent memory with its commitments to issues ranging from environmental sustainability to women's empowerment and conscientious marketing

Mars Restates Sustainability Pledge After Missing Packaging Target in 2015

By Douglas Yu
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Mars is working on packaging developments including a ‘fresh pack’ without an aluminum layer after missing its goal of making 100% of its packaging recyclable or recoverable by 2015.

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Mars Strives for Sustainability

Mars has made significant progress towards making its operations sustainable.
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Mars recently released its annual Principles in Action Summary report in order to share and track the company’s progress in regards to its bold commitments. Mars has made adopting sustainable practices across the world and creating healthier products its priority, as it works to create a better future for generations to come.

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