Mars named UK’s most flexible large employer

Posted on 25 Feb 2024 by The Manufacturer

Mars has this week been recognised as the ‘UK’s Most Flexible Employer’ in the 2024 Flexa100 list.

The report, published by independent authority on flexible working, Flexa, revealed the top 100 most flexible companies across respective industries.

Mars UK’s impressive 87% FlexScore is a culmination of Flexa’s rigorous assessment, combined with extensive feedback from Mars’ Associates on various factors including working hours, company benefits, leadership, autonomy, and work-life balance.

The report comes as research shows that flexible working is the number oneemployee demand, with 92% of people wanting to work more flexibly.

Flexa’s findings are calculated using a comprehensive analysis of key indicators, including location, hours, benefits, senior leadership, trust, autonomy, and work-life balance. These data points are then combined with in-depth feedback from Associates, demonstrating that Mars UK’s efforts are being recognised from both within and outside the business.

Best known for its iconic household brands such Ben’s Original™, EXTRA®, M&M’s®, SNICKERS®, PEDIGREE®, and WHISKAS, Mars UK takes immense pride in being at the forefront of creating a work culture that empowers its Associates to thrive – be it from the factory floor to head-office.

This acknowledgment from Flexa reaffirms the business’ dedication to providing a flexible and inclusive workplace, where team members feel valued and supported.

The insights from the FlexScore will enable Mars to better understand the ever-changing needs of its Associates and reaffirms its committed to continue improving the experience for its Associates even further.

Adam Grant, General Manager, Mars Wrigley UK said: “I’m delighted to see Mars celebrated as the UK’s Most Flexible Large Employer on the 2024. This recognition serves as a strong testament to the exceptional environment that has been created at Mars to prioritise wellbeing and professional growth. It’s moments like these that truly reinforce my pride in being a part of the Mars family. A big congratulations to all the other incredible businesses who also made the list through their championing of flexible working.”

Mars UK operates 11 sites up and down the country, with a current workforce of over 4,000 Associates across its Mars Wrigley, Petcare, and Food & Nutrition businesses.

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