At Mars, the secret to our success is our people. Today, Mars UK is celebrating as one of eleven Mars Europe sites who together succeeded in scooping the coveted title of Best Multinational Company in Europe in the 2016 European Great Place to Work® rankings. The annual Great Places to Work® 2016 awards ceremony held in the RDS in Dublin, Ireland last night.
With over 18,400 Associates across Europe, and some of the best loved brands in the world, Mars Europe beat off stiff competition from over 2,250 companies who took the Great Place to Work® survey, across 19 countries. This latest accolade means double celebrations for Mars UK, who earlier this year was recognised as the 13th Best Workplace in the Great Place to Work® UK’s Large Company category and the only FMCG ranked.
Commenting at the awards ceremony in Dublin, Gilles Morel, Regional President of Mars Chocolate Europe & Eurasia, said:
“I’m honoured to be here in Dublin on behalf of Mars, incorporated, for the European Great Place to Work awards. I’m excited by our nominations because they reflect the pride and dedication of our European Associates, now over 18,400, since we first started out in Europe in 1932
“I can vouch for Mars being a great place to work after spending 26 years of my career at this company and being a witness to the effort we place on development of our people to grow our business. We believe our principled-base culture results in making a difference not only to our people but to business growth, our consumers, our communities, and to our planet.”
About Mars in Europe
In Europe: Mars’ footprint in Europe is significant and historic.
- First European based operation opened in 1932 in Slough, west of London
- 18,400 Associates today
- 34 factories (including one of the biggest chocolate factories in the world, in Veghel, Netherlands – $100 million investment in July 2015)
- The majority of Mars’ raw materials are locally sourced
- Mars Global Headquarters for Food and Petcare based in Brussels
- Mars European Headquarters for Segments are Munich Germany for Wrigley, Verden Germany for Petcare, Brussels for Food, Brussels for Chocolate, Basingstoke UK for Drinks
About Great Places to Work
Great Place to Work, headquartered in San Francisco, is a global research, consulting and training firm that helps organisations identify, create and sustain great workplaces through the development of high-trust workplace cultures. Great Place to Work serves businesses, non-profit organisations and government agencies in more than 50 countries.