This term's designation is for Policies & Practices content type.
The Mars Supplier Code of Conduct articulates our social, environmental and ethical expectations for suppliers. It contains globally aligned standards and is rooted in international law.
In sharing our Code of Conduct with our first-tier suppliers we make our expectations clear, aligning our suppliers with our standards and ensuring that we work with partners that share our beliefs.
Our code covers the following topics:
The business philosophy of Mars, Incorporated is deeply rooted in our Five Principles of Quality, Responsibility, Mutuality, Efficiency and Freedom. These Principles are the foundation of our Human Rights Policy.
This Policy is informed by the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, the International Bill of Human Rights, and the International Labour Organization’s 1998 Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work.
Human Rights Position Statement
Today, many people around the world are living in poverty or are vulnerable to exploitation. We believe that the global economy — and global businesses like ours — needs to do much more to ensure that work empowers people. When people thrive, they are better able to meet their own needs as well as the needs of their families and communities. We believe we can, and should, play a role in increasing opportunity for people to thrive in the workplaces and communities we touch.