Advocating for Action Beyond Our Supply Chain

Setting out these expectations within our direct supply chain are important first steps. But, we aren’t satisfied if our suppliers continue to contribute to deforestation elsewhere in their operations. Aligned with our Palm Positive Plan, we are calling on our palm suppliers to prevent deforestation throughout their entire supply chain as a condition of doing business with Mars. We can’t expect them to flip a switch overnight, but we believe that if enough buyers begin to pressure their suppliers for action, we can reach a tipping point for sector-wide change.

Simplification & Verification

Over the past several years, Mars has been on a journey to map our palm oil supply chain. Today, we’ve achieved 98% traceability to the mill level, and since 2018, we have published our full mill lists to show our progress. We had more than 1,500 mills supplying raw material, a number far too complex to manage, especially for a company that uses only 0.1% of the world’s palm oil.

Palm Oil

See Mars policy to develop a fully sustainable & traceable palm oil supply chain — one that is free from deforestation & environmental degradation.