While Pride Month is celebrated in June, our Associates are #ProudlyMars every day. Whether this means volunteering in the community or simply being their authentic selves at work, our Associates can attest that Mars’ culture of diversity and inclusion isn’t limited to one month of the year.
New and noteworthy: When her grandmother was growing up, girls, especially in poor areas, never had the chance to go to school; but in Weina’s class, 80 percent of students were women. “Women now represent more than 25 percent of all scientific researchers worldwide,” she says. “And I’ve seldom felt the need to advocate for stronger policy because at the Mars GFSC, everyone — male and female — has equal opportunities to pursue excellence.”
We believe that A Better World For Pets is a better world for everyone, and that’s a world where more pets are more welcome in more places — including work.
For the last 10 years we’ve reinforced and implemented our pet-friendly culture across Mars sites worldwide. We visited with some of our Associates to get a firsthand look at their experiences and the benefits of working side-by-side each day with their best friends. One thing they all agree on: pets at work, work — for both people and for pets.
The world’s coral reefs are in trouble — marine heatwaves linked to climate change, human destruction and pollution are contributing to the loss of reefs around the world. At the current rate of decline, it is quite possible that in two generations, aquariums may be the only place a young child will be able to witness the wonder of color and life that encompasses a coral reef.
Mexico’s biggest garbage dump lies in the outskirts of Mexico City. In the nearby sunny offices of MITZ, a group of female artisans — many who once relied on the landfill for survival — are putting the trash to good use.
Bold ambitions require bold actions. So when Mars flipped the switch to wind in Mexico, we ensured that our electricity consumption is 100% renewable, powered by a new wind farm in Dzilam Bravo, Mexico.
Mars Mexico joins nine other regional Mars operations that are migrating to clean energy, including Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, France, Lithuania, Poland, Spain, the United Kingdom and the United States. Australia will come online soon.
Most people consider food safety measures when they’re planning their meals. From reading expiration dates on food labels to handling raw meat and using a thermometer, we generally only think about food safety when we’re in our kitchens. But what you may not know is that food safety is a global threat — with serious implications for the environment and long-term food security. Because if it’s not safe, it’s not food.
Stewarding one of the biggest family-run companies in the world is no small task—especially when that company comes with a 106-year history. Chairman Stephen Badger and his fellow board members take this challenge seriously. Here, Badger discusses the challenges and rewards of his role and the future of the company.
On shedding Mars’ “secretive” reputation: