06 Sep '17, 3pm

World's Largest Chocolate Maker Pledges $1 Billion to Fight Climate Change

Mars Inc., the candy giant and maker of M&Ms, Skittles and Twix, announced it is spending $1 billion on its Sustainable in a Generation initiative to fight climate change . According to Fortune , the $35 billion chocolate company already has wind farms in Texas and Scotland that power its U.S. and UK operations . Under the new initiative, Mars is pledging to add wind and solar farms to another nine countries by 2018 and is aiming to cut greenhouse gas emissions across the supply chain by 27 percent by 2025 and 67 percent by 2050. "This is a critical moment," said Mars CEO and president, Grant F. Reid. "Never before has the responsibility been greater for businesses to step up and help create a healthy planet and a healthy society. Business needs to lead to help deliver on the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement ." Mars was among the hundreds of global ...

Full article: https://www.ecowatch.com/mars-inc-climate-change-24821751...

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