The Top Mars News Stories of 2015

The Top Mars News Stories of 2015

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From new research to progress in sustainability, check out the Top 10 Stories from @marsglobal in 2015
Monday, January 4, 2016 - 11:30am

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2015 marked another banner year for Mars, Incorporated and our many brands. From new production facilities to achieving sustainability goals, we achieved a lot this year. We’ve pulled together our 10 most exciting stories from the past 12 months so you can find everything all in one spot. 

#1 Mars Improved Commitment to Climate Change

Throughout 2015, Mars has made continued commitments to climate change and our ultimate goal of being Sustainable in a Generation. Three stories stick out:

Mars Speaks Out on Climate Change

Mars Unites With Global Food Companies on Climate Action: “We Can And Must Do More”

What’s the deal with COP21?

#2 Great Places to Work® Best Multinationals List

From open offices where all Associates work together, regardless of position or hierarchy, to the option to bring pets in to work and opportunities to take part in overseas volunteer programs, Mars is truly a unique place to work. For the fifth consecutive year, the business has been named one of the World’s Best Multinational Workplaces by Great Place to Work® – the largest annual global study of workplace excellence.

#3 Mars Opens Global Food Safety Center 

Convening governments, Associates and industry peers, Mars, Incorporated held the grand opening of the Global Food Safety Center in Huairou, China, on September 24, 2015. A pioneering $15 million facility, the Mars Global Food Safety Center aims to raise global food safety standards through pre-competitive research and training. 

#4 Cannes Lions Festival

Mars, Incorporated and its agencies picked up 19 awards at the annual Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity – a record for Mars. The International Festival of Creativity, known globally as Cannes Lions, is the world’s leading celebration of creativity in communications.

#5 Mars Achieves Zero Waste to Landfill in the U.S.

Mars Chocolate North America announced last week that all ten of its manufacturing facilities are now landfill-free, representing a significant milestone in achieving Mars’ goal of zero-waste-to-landfill by 2015.

#6 New Facilities Opened by Mars

Mars broke new ground in chocolate manufacturing with new facilities and commitments to sustainable practices.

The First Mars Chocolate Factory in India 

A New Expansion in Topeka, Kansas 

#7 Mars Sugar Sustainability Update 

Mars, Incorporated sells delicious brands that bring joy to people all over the world. The chocolate and confectionery treats that we make contain sugar, an ingredient that contributes essential sweetness to the taste, but should be consumed in moderation as part of a balanced diet and active lifestyle.

#8 Mars Named to the FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For® List 

Mars, Incorporated is proud to have been ranked 85th in the FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For® list, compiled by the Great Place to Work® Institute, for the third consecutive year.

#9 Mars Partnership with IBM Research 

Scientists from IBM Research and Mars, Incorporated today established the “Consortium for Sequencing the Food Supply Chain,” a collaborative food safety platform that will leverage advances in genomics to further our understanding of what makes food safe.

#10 Launching the UC Davis Innovation Institute for Food and Health 

Mars, Incorporated, in partnership with UC Davis, is launching the Innovation Institute for Food and Health, part of the World Food Center at UC Davis, with a day-long symposium on January 14. Laureates and other leading scientists are set to discuss major challenges relating to improving global food security, sustainable agriculture and health for a growing world population.

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