Neither horrific nor heroic, Mars scores poorly in terms of protecting land rights, but fares better when it comes to transparency and recognizing issues faced by small-scale farmers. Their new commitment to support women in their supply chains is helping to inch their way up the scorecard.
The #1 thing you can ask of Mars to make a difference: Ask Mars to tell us more about their impact in water-stressed regions!
Today more than 1.2 billion people around the world will struggle to get clean water. Mars scores at the bottom of the scorecard on water use. They need disclose their full impacts on water and give clear guidelines to their suppliers to use water responsibly. Time for a serious refresh.
Tell Mars to report publicly on its full water footprint so consumers know whether it is making water scarcity worse. Ask them to commit to water initiatives the Water Footprint Network and the UN CEO Water Mandate.