In 1911, Frank C. Mars made the first Mars candies in his Tacoma, Washington kitchen and established Mars’ first roots as a confectionery company. In the 1920s, Forrest E. Mars, Sr. joined his father in business and together they launched the MILKY WAY® bar. In 1932, Forrest, Sr. moved to the United Kingdom with a dream of building a business based on the objective of a “mutuality of benefits” for all stakeholders – this vision serves as the foundation of the Mars, Incorporated we are today. To learn more about our history click here.
Based in McLean, Virginia, Mars has net sales of more than $33 billion and six business segments including Petcare, Chocolate, Wrigley, Food, Drinks and Symbioscience. You can find out about our brands here.
More than 75,000 Associates worldwide are putting our Mars Principles in action every day to make a difference for people and the planet through our performance. Learn more in our Principles in Action Summary.
The Principles in Action Summary
The Five Principles of Mars
Letter from the Office of the President
The suppliers and farmers in our value chain derive
benefit from our economic relationships and our
partnerships to adopt more sustainable practices that
improve quality of life, and
safeguard valuable natural resources
Paul S. Michaels
Office of the President