WASHINGTON, Oct. 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Mars and over 60 American companies have signed up to publicly support the American Business Act on Climate. The Act, led by the White House, is a commitment to climate action and aims to rally business, government, academic, technical and scientific communities to tackle climate change in the US and on a global scale.
Mars' pledge includes commitments to achieve zero waste to landfill across all its sites by 2015 and eliminate 100% of GHG emissions from across its global operations by 2040.
The pledge is the latest in a series of public commitments from Mars ahead of the COP21 Paris climate negotiations this December. It follows the publication of an open letter last month, in collaboration with Ceres and ten leading Food & Beverage companies, which called on world leaders to meaningfully address the reality of climate change and to reach sound agreement that can effect real change.
Said Barry Parkin, Mars' Chief Sustainability Officer: "Tackling climate change is one of the greatest challenges facing our global community. It is simply not an option to stand back and do nothing. We are proud to join the many other businesses pledging their support to the American Business Act on Climate today. At Mars, we believe that our growth is not only linked to, but dependent on, the protection of the world that we all call home."
Mars' pledge in full:
Mars, Incorporated has established a set of ambitious, science-based goals designed to drive our global operations toward being Sustainable in a Generation (SIG). Under these SIG goals, and as part of our broader sustainability programs, Mars pledges to:
For more information about the American Business Act on Climate, visit: http://go.wh.gov/ClimatePledge
About Mars, Incorporated:
Mars, Incorporated is a private, family-owned business with more than a century of history and some of the best-loved brands in the world including M&M'S®, PEDIGREE®, DOUBLEMINT® and UNCLE BEN'S®. Headquartered in McLean, VA, Mars has more than $33 billion in sales from six diverse business segments: Petcare, Chocolate, Wrigley, Food, Drinks and Symbioscience. More than 75,000 Associates across 73 countries are united by the company's Five Principles: Quality, Efficiency, Responsibility, Mutuality and Freedom and strive every day to create relationships with stakeholders that deliver growth we are proud of as a company.
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