Mars announced plans for the construction of
the new waste treatment facilities and modernization of old ones on the
factories in Moscow, Uljanovsk and Novosibirsk regions in the course of the
Russian Investment Forum in Sochi. Implementation of the project is planned for
2018-2020, and aggregate amount of capital invested will come to 1.6 bln
“We are not marking time. Our Russian plants
serve as a brilliant model of environmental friendliness and constant adoption
of the modern technologies. Recently announced project of the construction and
modernization of the new waste treatment facilities will secure our persistent
and solid development in Russia during coming decades”, Valery Schapov, President of Mars in Russia, said.
At the time of the project completion, all the
Mars plants will have a full cycle of industrial waste water treatment,
including the most modern stage of biological treatment. Moreover, all-new and
modern treatment facilities will be built at the plants producing pet food in
the village of Luzhniki, located in the Stupino urban district near Moscow, and
the Mirny village, located in Cherdaklinsky district of the Ulyanovsk region.
In the fall of 2017, Mars announced a new
Sustainability plan, "Sustainable in a Generation." Within three
years, the company has been investing about $ 1 billion in projects in the
field of renewable energy, human rights, in the supply chain transformation
(cocoa, mint and rice), etc.
Today, in Russia there are 10 Mars enterprises
producing pet food, confectionery products, chewing gum and sauces for cooking.
The production building of M&M's of the confectionery factory in Stupino
urban district of the Moscow region has the Gold LEED Certificate. The newest
Mars plant in the Rostov region is also built in accordance with the
requirements of the Gold LEED certification