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Galaxy Sustainability Commitments


Sustainably Sourcing Rice Far The Future

Through our Sustainable in a Generation Plan, Mars committed to receiving 100 percent of our rice from farmers working toward Sustainable Rice Platform standards by 2020. We’ve seen incredible progress. According to our 2017-2018 Report, we’re now getting 73 percent of our rice from farmers working toward those standards—up 63 percent from 2016.


Sustainable Packaging

Packaging is at the center of all Mars products, from keeping products safe in transportation and preserving freshness to distinguishing our brands. Mars understands the importance of packaging, which is why we plan to use 100 percent recyclable packaging by 2025. To achieve our goal, we will change more than just the physical packaging. Mars will encourage consumers to dispose of their packaging responsibly. In addition, we will work to change recycling infrastructure by developing a plastic sorting facility to allow for proper recycling for more than 90 percent of after-use plastic.


Creating a Deforestation-Free Global Cocoa Supply Chain

Our ambition is to preserve forests and create a traceable supply chain by 2025


Sustainable cocoa supply chain

The first pillar of Cocoa for Generations is Responsible Cocoa Today. It aims to ensure 100 percent of our cocoa is responsibly sourced globally and is traceable by 2025.


Propelling Mars Toward Sustainable, Renewable Energy Goals

Our long-term power purchase agreement with this wind farm is a definitive example of the commitment Mars makes to tackle climate change. We have targeted a 40% reduction of direct global greenhouse gas emissions by 2020, with the goal of reaching 100% by 2040. We have met and exceeded this goal ahead of time, relying on 53% renewables today. These are the actions we take to make a better world tomorrow.


Climate Action

Humanity’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions have changed the composition of our atmosphere, and people around the world are beginning to feel the effects, from increased average and extreme temperatures, to changes in rainfall patterns, to more-severe and less-predictable storms. Science suggests that to avoid the most dire consequences, we need to limit global warming to less than the 2 degrees Celsius threshold outlined in the International Paris Agreement on climate change. To help do our part, we’ve set a goal to reduce the total GHG emissions across our value chain by 27 percent by 2025 and 67 percent by 2050 (from 2015 levels).

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