Mars has been proudly family owned for over 100 years. It’s this independence that gives us the gift of freedom to think in generations, not quarters, so we can invest in the long-term future of our business, our people and the planet — all guided by our enduring Principles.
We believe the world we want tomorrow starts with how we do business today. Our bold ambitions must be matched with actions today from our more than 115,000 Associates in 80 countries around the world. Some of our current initiatives are:
- Investing $1 billion over the next several years to become sustainable in a generation
- Working to improve the wellbeing for families around the world
- Leveraging and sharing our research to create a better world for pets
Every day we are one step closer to the world we want tomorrow, through our steadfast commitment to action today.
Mars in Central Europe
Mars entered the Slovak market in 1992. The Slovak market is since 2016 organized under the roof of Mars Multisales Central Europe, connecting Czech, Slovak, Hungarian and Romanian markets. With 540 employees (called Associates), the organization operates in three categories today: confectionery (chocolate, gum & confections), food (rice and sauces) and pet nutrition.
In addition to this, Mars runs in region two of its biggest factories in segments, including a factory in Csongrád-Bokros Hungary, producing dry pet food and treats, and also a non-chocolate confections production facility including Mars’ confectionery development center in Poříčí nad Sázavou in the Czech Republic.
Porici nad Sazavou Site
Since 1998 one of the biggest Mars non-chocolate confections production facility and since 2001 also confectionery development centre is located in Poříčí nad Sázavou, in the Czech Republic. The overall capacity of all production lines is 55,000 tonnes per year. Besides other famous confectionery products, every year more than 500 Associates produce up to 29,000 tonnes of Skittles® chewy candies, which are distributed to Czech Republic, Slovakia and more than 52 other markets in Europe and beyond, mostly Middle East and Africa.
Mars production facility in Hungary – Magyarország Kisállateledelgyártó Kft. in Csongrád-Bokros employs 800 Associates producing 150 thousand tons of pet food for 25 markets in Europe and worldwide every year.
Putting Our Principles Into Practice
Our business and the actions we take every day are founded on The Five Principles. They’re at the heart of everything we do, no matter what — making sure we don’t just talk about a better future, but work towards it every day.
Building Tomorrow, Today
Our Leaders’ Vision For A Better World
Every day, our leaders do their best to embody and act upon the principle-based behaviors that set the tone for how we do business.
Policies & Practices
Building A Better World
When we take a stance, we mean it — and our approach is simple and straightforward. When you want to know about our policies, position statements and performance reports, you have this information at your fingertips.