Sustainable SolutionsSustainability Brochure
Our single-serve brewers and MARS DRINKS KLIX® vending machines refresh and refuel workplaces around the globe. We are committed to ensuring our solutions meet the needs of people at work, while also being as sustainable as possible.
We consider sustainability at every step—by designing resource- and energy-efficient solutions, working with suppliers to use lower-impact materials and manufacturing processes, and ensuring our products have simple end of life solutions.
Our single most important sustainability priority for the next five years is to solve the waste challenge presented by drinks packaging and technology at the end of its life. We will achieve this through innovation and by working with our customers to reduce waste from our single serve packaging and KLIX cups.
We’re committed to introducing a more environmentally-friendly Freshpack across our portfolio by 2020. Our goal over the next five years is to reduce the Carbon Footprint of the Freshpack by 25%.
In 2011 we introduced the Recycle Your Freshpacks (RYF) Program, which enables access to a recycling program for our North American customers. Since 2011 we have achieved a 312% increase in recycling partner activity.
The next phase of our Sustainability Strategy will seeks ways to make sustainable end-of-life solutions accessible to customers across North America, Germany and the UK.
Since 1992 all KLIX cups have been made from recyclable polystyrene. In 2015 we rolled out a new cup with a middle layer made of calcium carbonate – a natural, widely available substance that has a lower environmental foot print than polystyrene. The new cup has been rolled out to 90% of KLIX Cups and uses 10% less plastic.
While KLIX cups are recyclable they don’t always get recycled. We are working to make recycling as easy as easy and cost-efficient as possible for the workplaces that choose our solutions.
We manufacture our MARS DRINKS KLIX machines in Basingstoke, UK while our single-serve brewers are manufactured by an approved third-party supplier. We are working to ensure our technologies contain responsibly sourced components, use energy and water efficiently, and can easily be recycled when our customers no longer need them.