Mars, Inc. Joins BICEP and Signs Climate Declaration to Promote Climate-Focused Policies
Mars, Incorporated has joined Ceres’ BICEP coalition to advocate for innovative climate and clean energy policies. In addition, Mars has signed BICEP’s Climate Declaration, which calls upon federal policymakers to seize the American economic opportunity of addressing climate change and has been endorsed by General Motors Co., Intel and others.
Based in McLean, Virginia, Mars has net sales of more than $33 billion and is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of petcare products, chocolate, gum, confections, food, coffees and teas, spanning iconic global brands that include M&M’S®, Snickers®, Pedigree®, Whiskas®, Royal Canin®, Orbit®, Extra®, Uncle Ben’s® and many more.
The food industry leader joins BICEP at a critical moment, as United States agriculture faces mounting threats from climate change and extreme weather. Ongoing drought has tripled federal crop insurance losses over the past three years, to $16 billion in payouts in 2012. By joining BICEP, Mars will advocate not only for policies that shore up domestic agricultural supply chains, but also those that will enable cleaner, more efficient energy use and generate solutions for the threats of climate change.
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