Mars Poland receives a Golden Leaf Award for CSR
The Golden leaf is awarded to companies where corporate social responsibility is a key element of their business strategy. These companies have demonstrated they have a CSR or sustainability strategy and act according to ethical guidelines.
This recent win underlines Mars’ ongoing commitment to reducing the company’s environmental impacts through their ‘Sustainable in a Generation’ program. The goal of this program is to eliminate fossil fuel energy use and greenhouse gas emissions from its operations by 2040 along with similar commitments for water and waste.
Not only does the Golden Leaf assess companies on environmental impact, but also expects the businesses on the list to take a more holistic approach to CSR. Polityka explored how Mars has built responsible relationships with suppliers, honest communication with customers as well as positive relations with local communities.
Mars communicates their progress in all of these areas in more depth in the Principles in Action Summary.
About Mars, Incorporated
In 1911, Frank C. Mars made the first Mars candies in his Tacoma, Washington kitchen and established Mars’ first roots as a confectionery company. In the 1920s, Forrest E. Mars, Sr. joined his father in business and together they launched the MILKY WAY® bar. In 1932, Forrest, Sr. moved to the United Kingdom with a dream of building a business based on the objective of creating a “mutuality of benefits for all stakeholders” – this objective serves as the foundation of Mars, Incorporated today. Based in McLean, Virginia, Mars has net sales of more than $33 billion, six business segments including Petcare, Chocolate, Wrigley, Food, Drinks, Symbioscience, and more than 72,000 Associates worldwide that are putting its Principles into action to make a difference for people and the planet through its performance.
Mars brands include: Petcare – PEDIGREE®, ROYAL CANIN®, WHISKAS®, KITEKAT®, BANFIELD® Pet Hospital, NUTRO®, SHEBA®, DREAMIES® and CESAR®; Chocolate – M&M’S®, SNICKERS®, DOVE®, GALAXY®, MARS®, MILKY WAY® and TWIX®; Wrigley – DOUBLEMINT®, EXTRA®, ORBIT® and 5™ chewing gums, SKITTLES® and STARBURST® candies, and ALTOIDS® AND LIFESAVERS® mints. Food –UNCLE BEN’S®, DOLMIO®, EBLY®, MASTERFOODS®, SEEDS OF CHANGE® and ROYCO®; Drinks – ALTERRA ® Coffee Roasters coffee, THE BRIGHT TEA CO.® tea, DOVE®/GALAXY® Hot Chocolate, and FLAVIA® brewer; Symbioscience – COCOAVIA™, WISDOM PANEL™ and SERAMIS®.
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