Mars became a TFT member in 2014 and published an updated commitment to help build a fully sustainable palm oil supply chain. Simultaneously, it announced a new deforestation policy which, in addition to palm oil, focuses on beef, soy, and pulp and paper, which have the greatest impacts on forests.

TFT is helping Mars to build transparency in its palm oil supply chain and is supporting suppliers to understand and adhere to its policy.

TFT and Mars work hand-in-hand with suppliers in mills and plantations to implement the palm oil policy. Suppliers will be supported to understand the requirements of the policy and ensure that their supply, including that from smallholders, is from responsible sources that meet Mars’ palm oil sourcing charter.