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Mars China Recognized as 2014 "Best Companies to Work for in Greater China” by Great Place to Work®

Only FMCG company on the list, ranking among top 10 overall in first year of participation

China, Shanghai – WEBWIRE

Mars China is honored to be recognized as one of the 2014 “Best Companies to Work For in Greater China” by Great Place to Work®, being the only FMCG company to make the list in its first year participating in the survey.

As a family business with over 100 years of history, and one of the largest food manufacturers in China, Mars owns some popular brands such as Extra sugarfree chewing gum, Dove chocolate, Pedigree and Royal Canin in China. Survey results show that most Mars Associates feel proud of their work and think management has a clear view of where the organization is going and how to get there. More than 85 percent of Associates feel that working at Mars is meaningful and feel good about the ways Mars contributes to the community.

“Mars believes that a mutual benefit is a shared benefit; a shared benefit will endure. Mutuality, one of Mars Five Principles, enables us to create a fair, open and sustainable workplace where each Associate can thrive and be proud of our work.’ said Clarence Mak, General Manager of Mars Chocolate China, at the Great Place to Work Conference and Award ceremony.

This year, Mars has been named as a Great Place to Work® in more than 20 countries, and also recognized as one of the Top 25 World’s Best Multinational Workplaces by Great Place to Work® for the fourth year in a row. The recognition once again noted Mars’ internal training and development programs, as well as high percentage of women in management positions. Apart from Great Place to Work®, Mars was the recipient of the prestigious 2013 Gallup Great Workplace Award, and named on 2014 Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For® List.

About Great Place to Work

Great Place to Work® is a global consulting and management training firm specializing in workplace excellence and development of high-trust organizational cultures. Its proprietary research tool, the Trust Index© Employee Survey is taken by employees in 53 countries to help organizations improve the workplace, increase the levels of trust and drive business results. Great Place to Work® produces the annual FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For® list. In the past three years, Great Place to Work Institute has partnered with CBN Weekly to announce the list of Best Company to Work For in Greater China. For more information, visit

About Mars, Incorporated & Mars China

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 creating a “mutuality of benefits for all stakeholders” – this objective serves as the foundation of Mars, Incorporated today. Based in McLean, Virginia, Mars has net sales of more than $33 billion and six business segments including Petcare, Chocolate, Wrigley, Food, Drinks, Symbioscience, and more than 75,000 Associates worldwide that are putting its Principles into action to make a difference for people and the planet through its performance.

Currently, Mars has 4 business segments in China, namely Wrigley, Chocolate, Petcare and Drinks, and owns 7 production facilities, 3 R&D centers and 47 branch offices with over 13,000 associates (including contractors). Mars brands in China include: Wrigley - Doublemint® chewing gum and mints, Extra® sugar-free gum, 5 sugar-free chewing gum, Ta Ta® bubble gum, Pim Pom® lollipops, Sugus® chewy candy and Skittles® hard coated chewy candy; Chocolate - Dove®, SNICKERS®, Crispy® and M&M’s®; Petcare - WHISKAS®, PEDIGREE® and etc. and ROYAL CANIN® precise nutrition for dogs and cats; Drinks - FLAVIA®,®, ALTERRATM, BRISKTM and Dove®.

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