Mars unveils “Sustainable in a Generation” Plan

Mars CEO Grant F. Reid today said business needs to lead “transformational change” in order to tackle the most urgent threats facing the planet and its people. Speaking ahead of this month’s UN General Assembly and Climate Week in New York, Mr. Reid said the responsibility had never been greater for industry: “If we are to help deliver on the targets agreed in Paris and the UN Sustainable Development Goals, there has to be a huge step change. While many companies have been working on being more sustainable, the current…

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Past Campaigns – Maltesers’ ‘Look on the Light Side’


In 2016, Mars Chocolate UK launched a series of adverts for its Maltesers brand that championed diversity and disability after winning Channel 4’s £1m Superhumans Wanted competition, as it looked to break down the taboo surrounding disability. Mars launched 3 new ads, which were created by Mars Chocolate and AMV BBDO. They were be broadcast for the first time on Channel 4 during the 2016 Paralympics Games Opening Ceremony.  Mars Chocolate UK’s vice-president of marketing Michele Oliver speaking to Marketing Week at the time admitted the company previously “did not fully…

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Snickers adopts rainbow in support of new Gay Star Support


Snickers and Gay Star News have launched a campaign to help LGBTI people ‘be who you are’. Gay Star Support, a new part of the Gay Star News site, will provide resources for anyone in the community who is struggling. It will tell stories of LGBTIs who have been through tough times and now want to help others. Snickers is sponsoring Gay Star Support and will use its online advertising to send the message to everyone that they should ‘be who you are’. Mitch Oliver, UK Vice President of Marketing…

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Cocoa Industry Announces Cooperative Initiative to End Deforestation


Hosted by HRH The Prince of Wales, leading chocolate and cocoa companies have committed to develop cooperative, multi-stakeholder framework to address deforestation and forest degradation in the cocoa supply chain. Twelve of the world’s leading cocoa and chocolate companies agreed to a statement of collective intent committing them to work together, in partnership with others, to end deforestation and forest degradation in the global cocoa supply chain, with an initial focus on Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana. The agreement, concluded here during a meeting hosted by HRH The Prince of Wales,…

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Following Greenpeace Campaign Mars and Nestlé commit to clean up pet food supply chains


Both Mars and Nestle have been criticised in the past for their ethical decisions so it is good to report on a positive ethical decision, they have made with the help of Greenpeace. Following global pressure on pet food companies, industry giants Mars and Nestlé have announced that they will take steps to ensure their pet food supply chains are free of human rights abuses and illegally caught seafood. Their commitments to act on transshipping at sea increase the need for global seafood giant Thai Union, a supplier for both…

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