More than 34,000 Associates
Thirty-five brands in total, including three billion dollar brands: PEDIGREE®, WHISKAS®, ROYAL CANIN®
Other leading brands: KITEKAT®, BANFIELD®, CESAR®, NUTRO®, SHEBA®, CHAPPI®, CATSAN®, FROLIC®, PERFECT FIT® and GREENIES®
Headquartered in Brussels, Belgium, Mars Petcare is one of the world’s leading pet care providers and employs more than 34,000 Associates across 50 countries. Mars Petcare makes iconic products including PEDIGREE®, ROYAL CANIN®, WHISKAS®, KITEKAT®, BANFIELD®, CESAR®, NUTRO®, SHEBA®, CHAPPI®, GREENIES® and CATSAN®. Mars Petcare is also home to Mars Fishcare, Mars Horsecare, Petservices and The WALTHAM® Centre for Pet Nutrition, which provides the science behind our leading pet care brands.
Our Principles in Action
At the beginning of 2011, we started to introduce Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified fish for a selection of SHEBA® and WHISKAS® cat food varieties in Europe. This followed our commitment in March 2010 to source all fish globally from sustainable sources by 2020 — a pet food industry first. We are also working to remove fishmeal from our API® fish foods worldwide, to minimize our impact on the marine food chain. In 2011, we launched fishmeal-free brands in the U.S. and Europe.
The PEDIGREE® Adoption Drive is active in 28 countries and helps rescue thousands of dogs from shelters every year. The success of the PEDIGREE® Adoption Drive led to the creation of the PEDIGREE® Foundation in 2008. Since then, the PEDIGREE® Foundation has awarded grants of more than US$four million to thousands of shelters and dog rescue groups in the U.S. alone.
We work to highlight the benefits of having a pet and to educate people to be responsible pet owners. Our campaigns encourage owners to exercise with their pets and our research explores how pet ownership can help human health and development.