Mars Incorporated

One of the World’s Largest Advertisers Is Asking Brands to Help Endangered Animals

By Kristina Monllos

CANNES, France — Mars, one of the world’s largest advertisers, is asking other major brands to help animals at the Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity. The company is a founding partner—along with production company Finch and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)—of a new fund, The Lion’s Share, that will help with wildlife conservation and animal welfare.

Three Ways Business Leaders Can Advance Human Rights

By Nigyar Makhmudova

I was inspired this week when I attended the Consumer Goods Forum Global Summit with other FMCG leaders in Singapore.

I saw how determined these leaders are to advance human rights.

As business leaders, we know that the actions we take today help determine whether or not the world will be a better place tomorrow.

Savvy business leaders use at least three approaches to help advance human rights:

The Chairman of the Company Behind Snickers and M&Ms Reveals What's Next for the Chocolate Giant

By Cadie Thompson

Mars Inc, the maker of M&Ms, Snickers, and Milky Way, was once one of the most secretive companies in the United States. But that has started to change during the last few years.

The 106-year-old company is making some big transformations in an effort to tackle new challenges and new opportunities.

We sat down with Mars chairman Stephen Badger to discuss why the company is opening up and to see what the $35 billion firm has planned for the future. We also got him to give us some insight into what working for a family company is really like.

Is the Commodity Era Over?

By Barry Parkin

I’ve recently begun to wonder if we’re moving away from the world of commodities as we’ve known them for hundreds of years. The buying, selling, trading and hedging of commodities like cocoa, grains and energy have been stalwarts of global trade. For decades, people in corporate procurement have sourced raw materials from around the world based on defined specifications and quality standards. We didn’t focus much attention, if any, on where these materials came from or under what conditions they were produced. Today that is changing and fast.

INTERVIEW: Cui Wang Ph.D: Microbiology Science Team For MARS

By Mariah Loeber

This interview is with Cui Wang, who works in the Global Food Safety Center for MARS in Beijing.

Q:  Can you briefly explain what a day at your job as a microbiology research scientist is like?

INTERVIEW: Valerie Maldonado Senior Engineer Process Developer for MARS

By Mariah Loeber

This interview is with Valerie Maldonado, Fruity Confections CBU Mars Wrigley Confectionery here in the US.

Q: My first question, since your job focuses on the development of new candy, such as Starburst, I have to ask: What does candy have to do with STEM?

It's Earth Week...Help Us Celebrate the Action Behind Our Ambitions!


What’s the greatest threat to our planet? Climate change? Water scarcity? Poor land management? None of the above. The biggest threat to our planet is the belief that someone else will solve these problems.   

Mars Named One of the World’s Most Reputable Companies by Forbes

by Andy Pharoah
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Mars isn’t big on tooting our own horn. We don’t like to boast and that’s the way it’s been for more than a century. All along, we’ve been pleased to let our brands – from M&M’S®, Snickers® and Extra®, to Pedigree® Royal Canin®, Banfield Pet Hospital® and Uncle Ben’s®-- speak for themselves. But after much discussion and even some disagreement, we made a conscious decision to start sharing our story.

Starbucks, PepsiCo Among 2018's Most Ethical Food Brands

By Elisabeth Sherman

Since 2007, the Ethisphere Institute has been recognizing companies which “influence and drive positive change in the business community.” In a statement, the Ethisphere Institute wrote that companies which consistently show “transparency and authenticity,” should be rewarded for upholding values which “support the rule of law and operate with decency.”

More Than a Dress: The 15th Annual Woman’s Day Red Dress Awards

By Nici Bush, General Manager, Mars Symbioscience at Mars

This month, I have the privilege of presenting an award at the Woman’s Day Red Dress Awards, where we at Mars Symbioscience, makers of CocoaVia® dietary supplement, are the lead sponsor for the third year in a row. Before I don my own red dress at this glamorous event, (thankfully picked out by my 18-year old daughter on a rushed Sunday afternoon shopping trip,) I find myself reflecting on what this award means to me as a business leader, a woman, a friend, and a mother.  


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