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Mars: Embracing Sustainable Simplification

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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.

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The Business Benefits of Taking Climate Action - Mars' Barry Parkin

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The We Mean Business Coalition talked to Mars’ Barry Parkin about how acting on climate change is the right thing for future generations of the world as well as a benefit to the overall business.

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On Earth Day - Thoughts from Mars on Climate Change

By Barry Parkin, Chief Sustainability Office, Mars Incorporated
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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.

Mars Catapults to #6 on List of Biggest Green Power Users

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.  

Mars Supports the “American Business Act on Climate”

More than 60 companies sign up to pledge climate action at the White House “Summit on Climate and the Road through Paris”
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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.

Mars, Incorporated Publishes 2014 “Principles in Action Summary”

Report Summarizes Mars, Incorporated's progress on commitments to people and the planet.
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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, Incorporated Awarded Best Private Company and Commended for Best B2B Partnership by Ethical Corporation in 2014 Responsible Business Awards

Mars awarded Best Private Company for second year running in recognition of “agenda-leading corporate responsibility”
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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.

Mars Company Profile: A Taste for Sustainability

Confectionary giant Mars is making strides to ensure its vast operations are on a sustainable footing
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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?

Follow Up: Twitter Chat with Mars, Inc. – #MarsSusty

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
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Stakeholder Chat: A Conversation with Mars, Incorporated on its 2013 Principles in Action Summary

On July 24, 2014, Mars, Incorporated will hold a live Twitter chat in collaboration with CSRwire and TriplePundit to offer an in-depth discussion about sustainability
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Twitter Chat Info

Date: Thursday, July 24, 2014

Time: 11:30am-12:30pm ET / 8:30am-9:30am PT

To RSVP Please send the following tweet: 

I’m joining @triplepundit & @AmanSinghCSR to talk w/@MarsGlobal about sustainability and 2013 PiA Summary #MarsSusty http://bit.ly/1jmibNB

You may also drop us an email at nick@triplepundit.com and join us on Twitter at #MarsSusty

Accounts to follow: @MarsGlobal @triplepundit @nickaster @amansinghcsr

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Twitter Chat Info

Date: Thursday, July 24, 2014

Time: 11:30am-12:30pm ET / 8:30am-9:30am PT

To RSVP Please send the following tweet: 

I’m joining @triplepundit & @AmanSinghCSR to talk w/@MarsGlobal about sustainability and 2013 PiA Summary #MarsSusty http://bit.ly/1jmibNB

You may also drop us an email at nick@triplepundit.com and join us on Twitter at #MarsSusty

Accounts to follow: @MarsGlobal @triplepundit @nickaster @amansinghcsr

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