Building a culture that helps our Associates (employees) thrive is a priority for Mars. We’re happy to announce that Mars has been named one of the World’s Best Multinational Workplaces by Great Place to Work in 2016, and introduce our new Mars Wrigley Confectionery segment.
Mars Combines Chocolate and Wrigley Segments to Create Mars Wrigley Confectionery
In October 2016, Mars, Incorporated announced the intent to combine the Chocolate and Wrigley segments to create Mars Wrigley Confectionery. This combination will help deliver greater value and enable the segment to address trends and insights holistically in what is increasingly seen as one global confectionery category. Mars Wrigley Confectionery is just one of Mars’ diverse global businesses, which also include Petcare, Food, Drinks and Symbioscience.
Martin Radvan, current Global President of Wrigley and a 30-year veteran of Mars, Incorporated, will lead the new Mars Wrigley Confectionery. Commenting on the proposed combination, Radvan stated: “Mars Wrigley Confectionery brings together two great businesses, strengthening our ability to create win-win relationships with our customers and improving our opportunities to address dynamic retail and trends together.”
The Mars Wrigley Confectionery business will have approximately 30,000 Associates operating in about 70 countries.
Mars Rises to #12 on Great Places to Work’s 2016 World’s Best Multinational Workplaces
For the sixth year in a row, Mars, Incorporated has been included on the World’s Best Multinational Workplaces list put out by the Great Place to Work Institute (GPTW). Mars moved up eight spots to #12 on this year’s list of the top 25 global companies to work for, which was published and spotlighted in Fortune.
“Our people and our unique culture are the true key to our success. Around the world, our Associates have the opportunity to make a difference professionally and personally, including contributing to the communities where we live and work. It is a true honor to be part of this list and we should be very proud of this accomplishment,” said Eric Minvielle, Vice President of People and Organization at Mars.
Mars is being recognized for many attributes including training and development programs, Associate and community programs such as Mars Ambassador Program and Mars Volunteer Program, and the pride Associates take in their work.
In 2016, Mars was also named on 20 national workplace ranking and GPTW lists in Australia, Brazil, Chile, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greater China, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Norway, the United Kingdom, the United States and the Central America/Caribbean region.