Prosperità per le persone

Come impresa a conduzione familiare che agisce secondo I Cinque Principi riteniamo che l'economia mondiale, e le aziende globali come la nostra, debbano fare molto di più per fare in modo che il lavoro possa emancipare le persone.

Ecco perché una pietra miliare del nostro "Piano per la sostenibilità nell'arco di una generazione" è il concetto di prosperità per le Persone, che mira a migliorare significativamente la vita di 1 milione di persone attraverso la nostra catena del valore. Per fare ciò, stiamo coinvolgendo una rete di partner, dalle ONG ai governi, e ci stiamo concentrando su tre aree in cui crediamo di poter promuovere cambiamenti significativi: incremento del reddito, rispetto dei diritti umani e sblocco delle opportunità per le donne.

Improving Lives for 1 Million People

Increasing Income

Hundreds of millions of smallholder farmers may be part of producing food within the world’s supply chains, and far too many of them live in poverty. The reality is for us to have secure and sustainable access to raw materials like cocoa, mint and rice, we must focus on how best to increase the income of smallholder farmers.

At Mars, we believe everyone working within our extended supply chains should earn sufficient income to maintain a decent standard of living.

We’ve started by investing in activities that have a direct impact, beginning with our cocoa, mint and rice supply chains, which extend from Cote d’Ivoire to Cambodia. We created the Farmer Income Lab, a collaborative “think-do tank” to serve as a catalyst for cross-sector dialogues to identify what works and breakthrough barriers to find new approaches to driving increases in farmer income.

Together with Danone and others, we co-founded the Livelihoods Fund for Family Farming in 2015, which has begun investing over $120 million euros to develop sustainable agriculture on more than 200,000 farms around the world. The goal of the fund is to improve incomes for smallholder farmers, as well as tackle food security and restoring ecosystems.

Fairness, Dignity and Respect

Respecting Human Rights

Respecting human rights is the foundation for any successful and sustainable business. Yet challenges to human rights are widespread across the global economy and can be particularly complex at the farthest ends of global supply chains.

We are dissatisfied with what’s been achieved to date and believe it’s critically important to explore new approaches. From factory workers in Chicago to farmers in Cote d’Ivoire, our goal is for everyone touched by our business to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect.

Gender Equality

Unlocking Opportunities For Women

Women play a powerful role in our business, from our supply chains to our leadership. The fact is women provide two-thirds of the world’s working hours and produce half of the world’s food, but they earn only 10 percent of the world’s income and own less than one percent of the world’s property.

As part of our Sustainable in a Generation Plan, we focus on unlocking opportunities for women in our workplaces, marketplaces and supply chains.

La nostra strada verso il progresso

Politiche e procedure che ci consentono di rimanere sulla strada giusta

Le nostre politiche globali indirizzano il nostro operato per aiutare le persone a vivere bene.