Mars, Incorporated Named Best Private Company By Ethical Corporation In 2013 Responsible Business Awards
|LONDON, June 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Mars, Incorporated has been named Best Private Company by Ethical Corporation Responsible Business Awards 2013. Ethical Corporation is a global business publication focused on global ethical business and exploring how large companies are responding to the sustainable business agenda.
Ethical Corporation Responsible Business Awards pay tribute to companies’ commitment to responsible business practices and recognizes global leaders in corporate sustainability. The Best Private Company category acknowledges privately-held companies that have best demonstrated dedication to embedding sustainable business across their operations.
Accepting the award on behalf of Mars, Barry Parkin, chief sustainability officer, Mars, Incorporated, said: “We’re delighted to receive this award from Ethical Corporation. We feel strongly that we have a responsibility to help solve challenges shared by our business and society. As a private, family-owned business, we have the freedom to make long-term choices and investments to help create lasting mutual benefits for our entire value chain. We are proud of the progress and impact we have made on this journey, although we know we still have much work to do.”
Mars, Incorporated was given special recognition both for its Sustainable in a Generation program and its industry leading work in the field of cocoa sustainability:
The judging panel that recognized Mars’ achievements reflected the diversity of the corporate sustainability field, including representatives from Greenpeace, The Economist, Marks & Spencer and Jaguar Land Rover. Mars was amongst a strong field of peers for the Best Private Company award, including Tetra Pak, SC Johnson, Alliance Boots, National Commercial Bank and New Balance.
The award adds to the global recognition Mars has received for its commitment to sustainable innovation in recent years: