Milky Way Sustainability
Today’s Commitments to a Sustainable Tomorrow
Our Sustainable in a Generation Plan addresses key areas of the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals and features ambitious goals informed by science and rooted in The Five Principles. Our plan focuses on three key areas — Healthy Planet, Thriving People and Nourishing Wellbeing. Healthy Planet: Leveraging data from thorough reviews of our resource use, we’ve set Healthy Planet ambitions linked to Climate Action, Water Stewardship and Land Use to reduce our environmental impacts in line with what science says is necessary to keep the planet healthy tomorrow. Thriving People: We believe we can and should play a role in increasing opportunities for people in the workplaces and communities that we touch. Our Thriving People ambition focuses on Increasing Income, Respecting Human Rights and Unlocking Opportunities for Women to improve the working lives of 1 million people in our value chain. Nourishing Wellbeing: We believe people should have access to the products and information they need to maintain healthy lifestyles. Our Nourishing Wellbeing ambition is our commitment to Advance Science, Innovation and Marketing in ways that help billions of people and their pets lead healthier, happier lives today and into the future.
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Milky Way 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.
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