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Mars

Mars is a family-owned confectionary manufacturer and one of the largest private companies in the United States. It has a global presence, with locations in over 40 countries. The company is well known for brands and products such as M&M's, Snickers, Milky Way and Skittles as well as Orbit and Extra through its subsidiary Wrigley, the world's largest chewing gum manufacturer. Mars also has activities in diversified food products, pet food and animal care services.

Ranking position
#44/350
Total score
38.6/100
Measurement area Score Rank (0-350)

Governance and strategy

#1 3.3 / 10 #150

Environment

#1 10.6 / 30 #79

Nutrition

#1 17.5 / 30 #2

Social inclusion

#1 7.2 / 30 #122
Segment Rank
Agricultural products and commodities #13
Food and beverage manufacturers/processors #34

Segment ranking summary

Mars ranks 34th amongst food manufacturers and processors and 13th in the agricultural products and commodities segment. In nutrition, Mars ranks in the top 5 in both segments (including 1st in agricultural products and commodities) thanks to its leading disclosure on the availability of healthy foods and workforce nutrition. Moreover, Mars addresses most environmental topics, demonstrating leading practice in reducing scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions and good disclosure on reducing water use when compared to its peers. However, the company is lagging across the social measurement areas, including addressing child and forced labour and the health and safety of vulnerable groups in its supply chain, areas its some of its peers have addressed. Moreover, Mars lacks disclosure on efforts to provide and promote decent work for its workers, such as providing a living wage or regulating working hours, presenting an opportunity for the company going forward.

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Core social indicators

The core social indicators are part of the social inclusion measurement area. These indicators assess societal expectations of business conduct that companies should meet if they aspire to be part of a system transformation that leaves no one behind.

More about the company

Headquarters
McLean, Virginia, United States of America
Food and agriculture revenue USD
40,000,000,000
Group revenue USD
40,000,000,000
Onwnership structure
Family-owned
Number of employees
133,000
Website
https://www.mars.com

This company is part of the SDG2000, the 2.000 most influential companies

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