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Where Are We Now? This Earth Week, How Mars Is Working to Better Serve the Planet

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Mars looks back at some of the Healthy Planet projects we’ve embarked on since launching our Sustainable in a Generation Plan in 2017, and how, together with partners and our Associates, we’re working to make a difference.

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LIVE Twitter Chat on #GenerationForChange Hosted by Mars, Incorporated, Tuesday, December 4th, 2018 at Noon ET

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KATOWICE, Poland, November 29, 2018 /3BL Media/ — Be sure to join us for a LIVE one-hour #GenerationForChange Twitter Chat during COP24 in Poland. This virtual event will be hosted by Mars, Incorporated. Joining Mars for the December 4 chat are leaders from The Climate Group, EDF, The Nature Conservancy and Oxfam. TriplePundit and 3BL Media will moderate the chat.

Mars, Incorporated Awarded 2016’s Climate Leadership Award for Organizational Leadership by EPA

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At Mars, sustainability is central to delivering growth we can be proud of. Striving for the highest environmental standards across all our operations ensures the Mars. Inc. family of brands can thrive for generations to come. That’s why we’re honored to be recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as the recipient of this year’s Climate Leadership Award for Organizational Leadership.

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 Reports Progress In Results Of Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) 2014

Global climate reporting platform recognizes businesses for transparency and strength of science-based climate targets
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MCLEAN, VA, December 12, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Annual figures, recently released by the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) show that Mars has made significant progress in its CDP Climate reporting score, from 70C in 2013 to 95B this year. This notable improvement demonstrates Mars’ ongoing efforts to be transparent about its carbon emissions and strategies to reduce its carbon footprint on a path consistent with the latest climate science.

CRB Designs LEED® Gold Facility for Mars Chocolate North America

State-of-the-art greenfield confectionery facility meets stringent LEED Gold requirements
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St. Louis, Mo., November 13, 2014 /3BL Media/ - CRB proudly announces the Mars Chocolate North America manufacturing facility in Topeka, Kansas has earned LEED® Gold Certification.

Mars Chocolate Factory In The Netherlands Opens Anaerobic Wastewater Treatment Plant To Help Power Its Operations

Innovative plant, the first on the European continent, opens as part of Mars, Incorporated’s ‘Sustainable in a Generation’ approach to minimize the impacts of its operations on the environment
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Veghel, Netherlands, November 7, 2014 /3BL Media/ -  Mars Chocolate Veghel is proud to announce the official opening of a brand new anaerobic wastewater treatment plant, the first of its kind in Europe. The innovative treatment plant purifies 99% of wastewater though a biological process, using cutting edge anaerobic Memthane technology. The biogas released during this process generates energy that helps to power the onsite chocolate factory.

Mars Receives Ray Anderson Radical Industrialism Award At USGBC’S 2014 Leadership Awards

The Awards recognize individuals and groups at the forefront of sustainability in the “built” environment
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Washington, D.C., November 8, 2014 /3BL Media/ — Mars, Incorporated has been presented with the Ray Anderson Radical Industrialism Award, at the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) 2014 Leadership Awards Luncheon on Thursday. The awards set out to celebrate individuals and groups at the forefront of sustainability in the “built” environment who are committed to advancing the industry.

Mars Chocolate Australia Goes Solar

Mars Chocolate Australia officially launched its solar installation – Project Stegosaurus – a significant milestone that will help the business deliver on its SiG commitments.
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August 13, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Mars Chocolate Australia officially launched its solar installation – Project Stegosaurus – a significant milestone that will help the business deliver on its SiG commitments

The Deputy Premier of Victoria, Peter Ryan, and the Mayor of Ballarat, Cr Josh Morris, officiated at the event, which was well attended by Members of Parliament, councillors, industry body representatives, project partners and the media.

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