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All About Mars

Mars has been proudly family owned for over 100 years. It’s this independence that gives us the gift of freedom to think in generations, not quarters, so we can invest in the long-term future of our business, our people and the planet — all guided by our enduring Principles.

We believe the world we want tomorrow starts with how we do business today. Our bold ambitions must be matched with actions today from our 130,000 Associates in 80 countries around the world. Some of our current initiatives are:

Every day we are one step closer to the world we want tomorrow, through our steadfast commitment to action today.

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Our Culture

Putting Our Principles Into Practice

Our business and the actions we take every day are founded on The Five Principles. They’re at the heart of everything we do, no matter what — making sure we don’t just talk about a better future, but work towards it every day.

The Mars Compass for charting the company's course forward.

Measuring Success

The Mars Compass Charts Our Course Forward

We keep one eye firmly on the future, by using the Mars Compass to guide our long-term strategy and day-to-day decisions. Using these four quadrants helps us make the right choices—so we can achieve near-term results without compromising our values. 

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Prioritizing Inclusivity

At Mars, we’re united by our differences

We’re accelerating our commitment to our workplaces and communities with a comprehensive Inclusion and Diversity Strategy.

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Building Tomorrow, Today

Our Leaders’ Vision For A Better World

Every day, our leaders do their best to embody and act upon the principle-based behaviors that set the tone for how we do business.

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Policies & Practices

Building A Better World

When we take a stance, we mean it — and our approach is simple and straightforward. When you want to know about our policies, position statements and performance reports, you have this information at your fingertips. 

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