Sustainably Sourcing Rice Far The Future

Rice is a staple for half the global population, so it needs to be protected. As the maker of UNCLE BEN’S®, the world’s largest global rice brand, we are working to create a sustainable rice supply that can help support business growth and the nutritional needs of a growing population. 

As always, we’re challenging ourselves to transform how we do business today, to help create the world we want to see tomorrow. And how our products’ rice is grown plays a big part.  

The Power of Belonging: The Heart of Innovation at Mars

 

In today’s world it’s widely recognized that people are hard-wired to belong and to feel accepted by others. In fact, science says the need to belong is a fundamental source of motivation, impacting our personal productivity and our organizational performance. When American psychologist Abraham Maslow developed his ‘hierarchy of needs’, he pinpointed how important a feeling of belonging is.

Unlocking Opportunities for Women

Women play a powerful role in our history and current leadership today, and their advancement and empowerment are crucial to creating the business and society we want to see tomorrow.  

While women account for two-thirds of the world's working hours and produce half of the world's food, they earn only 10 percent of the world's income and own less than 1 percent of the world's property.  

Supporting a Sustainable Future

At Mars, we believe everyone working within our extended supply chains should earn a sufficient income to maintain a decent standard of living. This is our goal. Although our relationship with smallholder farmers is rarely direct, we know they are critical for our business. Not only are we focused on helping smallholder farmers prosper today, we’re also working to ensure that the next generation is motivated to stay connected to farming as a profession that allows them to thrive tomorrow.  

Mars Earns High Marks in Diversity & Inclusion

We know that Mars is at its best when it is composed of Associates from diverse backgrounds. So we're pleased to announce that for the second consecutive year, we received a score of 90 percent on the Corporate Equality Index, a national report on corporate policies and practices relating to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) workplace equality, administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation.  

Meet Ibtehal Fathy, Inclusion & Diversity Officer

Claim to fame: Ibtehal spent 14 years in Industrial Engineering and Plant Management for Mars Wrigley. She has the experience and understands exactly what it takes for #WomenInScience to succeed. She has also become an advocate for mentorship and helped pilot a successful program to support the development of women in leadership for our Asia-Australia, Middle East & Africa region.