WASHINGTON, D.C. – March 5, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — Mars Drinks, a leading supplier of drinks to offices and businesses around the world, announced that it has joined the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International’s Partnership Program. As a Cornerstone Partner, Mars Drinks pledges to support BOMA’s vital programs in education, research and membership at the highest level.
BOMA International’s Partnership Program, developed in 2004, allows companies to invest in their own success and viability, as well as that of the building management industry. The program demonstrates the commitment of leading organizations to support BOMA International with the resources to advance its advocacy, education and research initiatives that benefit the entire commercial real estate industry.
Mars Drinks provides more than a billion drinks to employees in more than 35,000 office break rooms each year and is an integral part of the Mars, Incorporated family of brands, which includes M&M’s®, Snickers®, Uncle Ben’s®, Juicy Fruit® and Skittles® to name a few.
Sustainability is an important aspect of Mars Drinks belief that to endure, a business must create shared benefits for all its stakeholders. Mars Drinks’ ambitious five-year plan to become more sustainable is being obtained by following five key principals: sourcing more sustainably, developing responsible products, reducing operational impacts, supporting its customers and engaging its associates.
“We are extremely pleased Mars Drinks has joined our Partnership Program and we look forward to working together on a variety of programs,” commented BOMA International Chair Joe Markling, managing director of Strategic Accounts with CBRE. “They provide exceptional product offerings to businesses in office building across the U.S. and around the globe, which pairs well with their commitment to excellence in customer service and sustainability. We look forward to working closely with Mars Drinks help us develop even more programs and initiatives to serve commercial real estate professionals.”
“We are incredibly selective when it comes to choosing business partners, as our partners’ beliefs and ways of working must align with our own. That said, working with BOMA was an easy decision,” said Mars Drinks Vice President of Business Development Frank LaRusso. “The Mars Drinks hassle-free solution focuses on impacting employee energy and creating opportunities for more productive conversations while providing an energy efficient, 100-percent recyclable hot drinks system that is exclusive to the office. We feel that BOMA’s focus on research, education and sustainability go hand-in-hand with our own commitment to bringing value to some of the best places to work around the world.”
About BOMA International
The Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International is a federation of 93 BOMA U.S. associations, BOMA Canada and its 11 regional associations and 13 BOMA international affiliates. Founded in 1907, BOMA represents the owners and managers of all commercial property types, including nearly 10 billion square feet of U.S. office space that supports 3.7 million jobs and contributes $205 billion to the U.S. GDP. Its mission is to advance the interests of the entire commercial real estate industry through advocacy, education, research, standards and information. Find BOMA online at www.boma.org.
About Mars Drinks
The Mars Drinks objective is “delivering the best tasting hassle-free drinks you’ll ever get in the office.” Our ALTERRA ® Coffee Roasters coffees, THE BRIGHT TEA CO.® teas, DOVE®/GALAXY® Hot Chocolate and FLAVIA® brewer brands are part of the Mars, Incorporated family of brands which include some of the world’s most loved brands such as M&M’s®, Snickers®, Uncle Ben’s®, Juicy Fruit® and Skittles®. Mars Drinks is dedicated to providing refreshment solutions for the office environment and provides more than a billion drinks to more than 35,000 businesses each year. Mars Drinks believes that office environments should help diverse individuals engage with one another and have a better life at work. By offering the Mars Drinks Single Serve system, companies encourage worker productivity and engagement by providing a place to connect, educate, motivate and debate. Find Mars Drinks online at www.marsdrinks.com.
Courtney C. McKay
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