Mars, Incorporated is a private, family-owned business with a century of history and some of the best-loved brands. Headquartered in McLean, Virginia, Mars has more than $35 billion in sales from six businesses: Petcare, Chocolate, Wrigley, Food, Drinks, and Symbioscience.
What you should know
Family-owned Mars supports programs that have a positive impact on the world and are aligned with key aspects of its brands, like the unique and heartwarming Puppies for Parole program. It is run by the Missouri Department of Corrections in which selected inmates have the opportunity to become trainers to shelter dogs. This dedicated attention allows the dogs to be more adoptable, and once the dogs have successfully completed the program, they are adopted out to forever homes. Training the dogs provides inmates with a positive and meaningful experience during their incarceration. The program also saves the lives of dogs that might otherwise be euthanized. To date, over 3,000 dogs have graduated from the program and have been adopted.
Another animal-friendly initiative is Mars’ celebration of World Animal Day. At Mars Italy, the company chose to support a pet therapy program available to students. The project involves children from 5 educational institutions with the aim of raising children's awareness of dogs’ ethological and physiological needs. It also aims to provide knowledge, respect and enhancement of the human-animal relationship.
Mars not only supports animals, but its people too! For instance, the Women of Mars Associate Network in Europe aims to increase the number of women in leadership positions. While Mars already has significant achievements in this area, with 41% of Mars women in leadership roles, there is still room for improvement. It also provides a Discovering Food program in the United Kingdom, which educates its people about Mars’ food products in an entertaining and interactive cooking-class style environment.
Find out about job opportunities at Mars on its careers page..