Mars

Global food company Mars has committed to gaining greater transparency of its palm oil supply chain in order to prevent deforestation in its supply chain. Mars’ palm oil policy includes the protection of High Carbon Stock (HCS) forest, High Conservation Value (HCV) forests and peatlands. It also pledges to protect the rights of communities and workers whilst also minimising the company’s carbon footprint.
Mars’ deforestation policy identifies pulp and paper, beef and soy as the three other commodities that pose the greatest risk of deforestation. Each raw material has its own policy and action plan to achieve a sustainable supply free from deforestation.