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Mars Food Partners with the Sustainable Rice Platform

Mars Food Commits to 100 Percent Sustainably Sourced Rice by 2020
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MANILA, Philippines, Oct. 28, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Mars Food, in partnership with the Sustainable Rice Platform, (SRP), a global alliance of agricultural research institutions, agri-food businesses, public sector and civil society organizations convened by the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) and the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), today announced the first global standard for sustainable rice at the 5th Annual Plenary Meeting and Assembly here.

Major U.S. Companies Join White House Climate Action Pledge

Companies Join the American Business Act on Climate Pledge By Setting Greenhouse Gas Reduction, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Goals
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As key international climate negotiations near, 81 additional companies joined the White House-led American Business Act on Climate Pledge. Companies making the pledge have set significant greenhouse gas reduction and renewable energy sourcing goals for 2020 and beyond, and are focusing on increasing energy efficiency, boosting low-carbon investing and making sustainability more accessible to low-income Americans.

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 Leaders Say: "Let’s Do Business - With Purpose”

Heads of Chocolate and Food segments speak out about business values and diversity
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October 19, 2015 /3BL Media/ - On both sides of the Atlantic last week, Mars leaders took to the stage to discuss the importance of running a business guided by strong principles. From a conference hall on the outskirts of London in the UK to a Washington, DC venue that attracted some of industry’s most powerful women, the message was clear: if you want to be successful, do business with purpose. 

UN and Mars, Incorporated Sign New Food Safety Agreement: “Collaboration is Key”

Food and Agriculture Organization & Mars join forces to strengthen food safety
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October 19, 2015 /3BL Media/ “If it’s not safe, it’s not food,” said Mars, Incorporated Vice President of Corporate Research & Development Dave Crean this week, upon signing a new partnership agreement with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). “We want to make sure that all food, around the world, is safe and sustainable.”

Mars Supports UN’s Sustainable Development Goals

Mars is taking action on 17 initiatives that could transform the world
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At the United Nations, 193 world leaders have committed to 17 Global Sustainable Development Goals, which aim to end hunger, fight poverty and injustice, and combat climate change.

On this extraordinary day for our planet, Mars is proud to support the Global Goals and we will continue to demonstrate our commitment to achieving them through our operations. 

Mars Opens Global Food Safety Center to Help Solve Challenges of Feeding the World

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MCLEAN, Virginia and HUAIROU, China,  September 24, 2015 /3BL Media/ – Convening governments, Associates and industry peers, Mars, Incorporated held the grand opening of the Global Food Safety Center in Huairou China on September 24, 2015. A pioneering, $15 million facility, the Mars Global Food Safety Center aims to raise global food safety standards through pre-competitive research and training.

Empowering Female Farmers

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VIRGINIA, U.S.A., September 16, 2015 /3BL Media/ – Women play a crucial role in agriculture. Across the world, female farmers are integral to how we make many of our famous Mars products. We are committed to ensuring that we help improve the lives of those female farmers as our supply chains grow. To deliver that commitment, we are involved in projects, which aim to strengthen our supply chain by building stronger communities and empowering women:

Twitter Chat: The Nexus of Food and Sustainability – August 19 at #FutureOfFood

Join TriplePundit, Diplomatic Courier, Mars, Inc., IBM Research, The World Food Prize and National Geographic Magazine for a special Twitter Chat
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During this hour-long Twitter Chat, Mars, IBM Research, The World Food Prize and National Geographic Magazine will take an analytical look at global issues facing us in 2015. The conversation will focus on the future of food in relation to innovation, culture, sustainability and changing global needs.

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