Mars nominated for Best Private Company in Ethical Corporation’s Responsible Business Awards

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Mars nominated for Best Private Company in Ethical Corporation’s Responsible Business Awards

Mars, Incorporated has been shortlisted for Ethical Corporation’s Responsible Business Awards 2013 in the category of Best Private Company.
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Monday, May 6, 2013 - 2:15pm

CAMPAIGN: Mars Principles In Action

CONTENT: Press Release

May 6, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Ethical Corporation’s Responsible Business Awards pay tribute to companies’ commitment to responsible business practices and recognize global leaders in corporate sustainability. The Best Private Company category acknowledges the privately-held unlisted company that has best demonstrated its dedication to embedding sustainable business across its operations.

“We’re very excited to be nominated for this award by Ethical Corporation. As a private, family owned business, we have the freedom to make long-term investments. This freedom means we have a greater responsibility to help solve the grand challenges facing society and to create mutual benefits for all those involved in our success,” commented Richard Ware, Vice President, Supply, Research & Development and Procurement. “We are proud of the progress and impact we have had on this journey so far and recognition from organisations such as Ethical Corporation spurs us on. We look forward with anticipation to the announcement of the winner.” 

The achievements of the Sustainable Cocoa Initiative, progress on commitments to sustainable sourcing and Sustainable in a Generation, the impact of the sequencing of the cocoa genome and work with the African Orphan Crops consortium, were some of the standout achievements of 2012 recognised by Ethical Corporation’s judging panel. Ethical Corporation will announce the award winner on June 24th.

About Mars, Incorporated

In 1911, Frank C. Mars made the first Mars candies in his Tacoma, Washington kitchen and established Mars’ first roots as a confectionery company.  In the 1920s, Forrest E. Mars, Sr. joined his father in business and together they launched the MILKY WAY® bar. In 1932, Forrest, Sr. moved to the United Kingdom with a dream of  building a business based on the objective of creating a “mutuality of benefits for all stakeholders” – this objective serves as the foundation of Mars, Incorporated today. Based in McLean, Virginia, Mars has net sales of more than $33 billion, six business segments including Petcare, Chocolate, Wrigley, Food, Drinks, Symbioscience, and more than 72,000 Associates worldwide that are putting its Principles into action to make a difference for people and the planet through its performance.

Mars brands include: Petcare – PEDIGREE®, ROYAL CANIN®, WHISKAS®, KITEKAT®, BANFIELD® Pet Hospital, NUTRO®, SHEBA®, DREAMIES® and CESAR®; Chocolate – M&M’S®, SNICKERS®, DOVE®, GALAXY®, MARS®, MILKY WAY® and TWIX®; Wrigley – DOUBLEMINT®, EXTRA®, ORBIT® and 5™ chewing gums, SKITTLES® and STARBURST® candies, and ALTOIDS® AND LIFESAVERS® mints.  Food –UNCLE BEN’S®, DOLMIO®, EBLY®, MASTERFOODS®, SEEDS OF CHANGE® and ROYCO®; Drinks – ALTERRA ® Coffee Roasters coffee,  THE BRIGHT TEA CO.® tea, DOVE®/GALAXY® Hot Chocolate, and FLAVIA® brewer; Symbioscience – COCOAVIA™, WISDOM PANEL™ and SERAMIS®. 

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