Barry Parkin, Chief Procurement and Sustainability Officer at Mars explains how supply chain simplification helped the company become more resilient and produce deforestation-free palm oil. And this was only possible thanks to the selection of the right partners and suppliers.
By Barry Parkin, Chief Sustainability Office, Mars Incorporated
On Earth Day this year (April 22nd), activists, educators, influencers and industries are called on to use education to engage citizens in the concepts of climate change – and raise awareness of the immense threat it poses to our planet and its people.
Earth Day 2017 comes exactly a year after 175 countries signed the Paris Agreement on climate change. One of the most critical and long term challenges the world has ever faced.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Recognizes Mars’ Efforts to Tackle Climate Change
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McLean, Va., October 26, 2015/3BL Media/ – The U.S Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today revealed the 100 biggest green power users in the U.S., and Mars, Incorporated entered the list at number six. The EPA’s National Top 100 ranks companies based on their use of green power – zero-emissions electricity generated from renewable sources like wind and solar.
More than 60 companies sign up to pledge climate action at the White House “Summit on Climate and the Road through Paris”
October 19, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Today, Mars and over 60 American companies have signed up to publicly support the American Business Act on Climate. The Act, led by the White House, is a new commitment to climate action and aims to rally business, government, academic, technical and scientific communities to tackle climate change in the US and on a global scale.
Mars’ pledge includes commitments to achieve zero waste to landfill across all its sites by 2015 and eliminate 100% of GHG emissions from across its global operations by 2040.
Report Summarizes Mars, Incorporated's progress on commitments to people and the planet.
July 31, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Mars, Incorporated has published its fifth annual “Principles in Action Summary,” which reports on its progress on commitments to people and the planet.
The Summary updates several key areas of focus, including how the company is addressing the global challenges of health and wellbeing, climate change, and respecting the lives of all those who play a role in the food supply chain.
Mars awarded Best Private Company for second year running in recognition of “agenda-leading corporate responsibility”
MCLEAN, VA, October 1, 2014 /3BL Media/ --- Mars, Incorporated announced today that it was recognized in two categories at the Ethical Corporation 2014 Responsible Business Awards, presented at a ceremony in London. The business was awarded Best Private Company for the second year running and was also highly commended for Best B2B Partnership.
Confectionary giant Mars is making strides to ensure its vast operations are on a sustainable footing
Mars, the confectionary giant, might seem as though it is from another planet with its lofty Five Principles, which include “mutuality” and “freedom”. How does the company stack up in practice on the corporate social responsibility front?
In keeping with its commitment to transparency and stakeholder engagement, on July 24, 2014, Mars, Incorporated held a live Twitter chat in collaboration with Aman Singh and TriplePundit to offer an in-depth discussion about sustainability