For the fourth year in a row, food manufacturer Mars Australia has been recognised as being one of Australia’s best workplaces by the BRW Great Place to Work Awards, being ranked as the 15th best place to work in the country.
The awards are Australia’s most highly regarded annual study of workplace excellence, identifying the top 50 Australian workplaces in terms of culture.
Sylvia Burbery, General Manager at Mars Petcare Australia said it is the company’s five core principles that distinguish and underpin its success in Australia.
“We are proud to be recognised as a great place to work. We believe our values and our people are integral to our success, which is why we have an unwavering commitment to creating a distinctive culture that is collaborative and energetic. In doing so, we are able to drive our business forward, and benefit communities,” Ms Burbery said.
From dynamic office floor plans that encourage collaboration to team cooking classes and the opportunity to bring pets to the workplace, it is the culture across all Mars business segments that was highlighted by the award. The company has also been credited for its wellness programs as well as local and global volunteering opportunities.
“After 100 years of global success, nearly 50 years of success in Australia and creating hundreds of products that have become household names, we’re still a private, family-owned business. Our story and our vision are an important part of our identity, and that inspires our Associates each and every day.
“Ultimately, people want to work for a company that inspires them, that fosters innovation and creates an engaging work environment, and that’s why people come to join, stay and grow with Mars Australia,” Ms Burbery said.