Allen: Embracing Clean Energy Helps Companies and Communities Thrive

Allen: Embracing Clean Energy Helps Companies and Communities Thrive

By Ashley Allen


Ashley Allen is the Climate and Land senior manager at Mars Inc., which is based in McLean.

Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 1:15pm

CAMPAIGN: State Policy


In January, I spent a day in Richmond meeting with lawmakers to share why clean energy matters to Mars Inc., and to emphasize our support for access to renewable energy and efforts to reduce carbon emissions. Together with other Virginia-based companies, we outlined the value of clean energy and emission-reduction policies for companies like Mars that are looking to grow their business and invest in sustainable solutions that provide mutual benefits for customers and communities.

As a family-owned pet care, confectionary and food company with headquarters in Virginia, Mars is all in when it comes to addressing climate change and promoting clean energy. We have committed to power our operations with 100 percent renewable energy. We have also set a science-based target to cut carbon emissions across our full value chain by 27 percent by 2025 and by 67 percent by 2050 as part of our Sustainable in a Generation Plan. We value access to affordable and reliable clean energy to help us cut energy costs and do our part to keep the planet healthy. Renewable energy and energy efficiency are good for our bottom line, and our commitment to clean energy over the last several years has actually saved us money!

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