All 10 of Mars Chocolate North America’s manufacturing facilities are now certified landfill-free.
Since establishing its waste target in 2007, Mars Chocolate North America has driven an overall reduction of about 4,500 metric tons of waste each year. To achieve this goal, the company focused on three key areas: efficient operating processes, recycling programs for multiple waste streams, and partnerships with disposal vendors and local farm re-use programs.
Mars Chocolate North America’s Henderson, Nevada site marked the 10th and final facility to achieve this milestone.
Next, Mars plans to partner with warehouses and regional distribution centers to adopt similar waste reduction policies.
Last month Mars launched three new policies aimed at reducing deforestation in its beef, soy, paper and pulp supply chains.