|Brand Ratings -> Candy Maker -> Mars|
Greenopia Environment Achievement:
Mars has some environmental reporting, but could certainly stand to add more. Mars has pledged to source its chocolate ethically by 2020 and has partnered up with the Rainforest Alliance to improve its ingredient sourcing in general. Mars utilizes some renewable energy generated by landfill methane and has just contructed a huge solar array to add to its green energy usage. Mars has one facility that is striving to achieve LEED Gold certification.
Mars does not have any organic products as of this time and has not made much of an effort to green its packaging. When you consider that other leading candy manufacturers have made significant strides in reducing the impact of their packaging, Mars really needs to get on board. Although Mars is starting to green its logistics, it still seems to be lagging behind what some other brands are doing.
Mars should be applauded for its future sourcing initiatives, but needs to do more elsewhere to minimize its footprint.