600 E. Water Street, Suite C Charlottesville, VA 22902

434.817.1424

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Mars, Incorporated

Last Update: Jan 6th, 2021
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Recycled Content

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Goal

30% average recycled content in our plastic packaging [by 2025].

Responsible Fiber Sourcing

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Goal

Tracing 100% of virgin pulp and paper-based packaging to at least country of harvest annually. Sourcing 100% of pulp and paper-based packaging from certified, verified or recycled sources by the end of 2020. Ensuring virgin pulp and paper that we source from areas assessed as high-deforestation risk must be certified by Forest Stewardship Council.

Eliminate Unfavorable Materials

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Goal

25% reduction in virgin plastic use by 2025 dependent on advancement of chemical recycling at pace and scale & alignment of food safety regulations. Eliminate PVC (by 2020)

Material Efficiency

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Statement Of Support

For years, we’ve been focused on light-weighting packaging materials of all types, including plastics. We’ll keep at that while also looking for ways to eliminate unnecessary layers of plastics and other materials in secondary and tertiary packaging.

Improving Recovery Infrastructure

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Goal

10 reuse programs that test new business models by 2025.

Design For Recovery

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Goal

100% of our plastic packaging to be reusable, recyclable or compostable

Increasing Recycling

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Goal

Recycling guidance for consumers in all major markets by 2025.

Greenhouse Gas Emissions

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Goal

Reduce the total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions across our value chain by 27 percent by 2025 and 67 percent by 2050.

Water Consumption

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Goal

Eliminate unsustainable water use in our value chain, beginning with halving it by 2025.

Renewable / Alternative Energy

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Goal

As a founding RE100 member, Mars is committed to sourcing 100% renewable electricity by 2040.

Energy Consumption

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Mars will also continue to pursue innovative solutions to reduce energy use in our direct operations through energy efficiency solutions.

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