Target: President of Mars, Inc. Paul S. Michaels
Goal: Thank major candy and pet food company for its commitment to clean energy
Mars, Incorporated, a major candy and pet food company, has recently announced its environmentally friendly plan to become completely carbon neutral by 2040. This plan includes a commitment to reduce the company’s fossil fuel use, greenhouse gas emissions, and water usage by 25 percent and completely end its waste contribution to landfills between the years 2007 and 2015. One of the ways Mars, Inc. will achieve this bold goal is by constructing a huge wind farm in Texas by mid-2015 to produce enough clean energy to power all of Mars’ property in the United States, which includes 70 sites and 37 factories.
The company’s environmentally friendly plan, or its “Sustainable in a Generation Strategy,” focuses on investing in renewable energy. The new massive wind farm will consist of 118 wind turbines that have the capability to annually produce 800,000 megawatt hours of clean, renewable energy. The company also claims to currently use renewable energy at a number of its factories. For example, Mars Petcare in Hungary uses local thermal springs as an energy source, and sites in Nevada, Tennessee and China utilize solar power as a major energy source.
The plan also focuses on completely eliminating the amount of the company’s waste that is sent to landfills by 2015. The addition of waste to landfills is harmful because decomposing waste can produce methane, a greenhouse gas that contributes to climate change. Multiple Mars locations have already achieved this goal by recycling. The disposal methods vary between factories, but the company’s plan is to reuse, recycle, or use waste as fuel on site. Judging by the evidence of climate change, it is essential that we utilize renewable energy and reduce waste as much possible in order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
This company’s move towards environmentally friendly policies is especially valuable because it may inspire other companies to do the same. Thank Mars, Inc. for steadily moving towards this goal by committing to renewable energy sources and reducing waste.
Dear President Paul S. Michaels,
Your company’s recently announced “Sustainable in a Generation Strategy” plan is a commendable step toward a positive change for our planet. Judging by the evidence of climate change, it is essential that we utilize renewable energy and reduce waste as much possible in order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Your recent investment in the Mesquite Creek Wind Farm is a great step in achieving this goal.
By reducing greenhouse gas emissions and waste impact, Mars, Inc. has set a noble example for other companies to follow. Please do your best to ensure that the future president of Mars, Inc., Grant. F. Reid, keeps the same clean energy policies intact and continues to steadily move toward your goals in sustainability. Thank you for your commitment to clean energy and waste reduction.
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