David Pendlington – Senior Chocolate Sustainable Sourcing Manager
David is based in Mars commercial, currently responsible for leading the global team ensuring Mars implements sustainable sourcing for the following Chocolate segment materials: Palm oil, Dairy, Sugar Cane/Beet, Coconut, Vanilla, Hazelnuts, Peanuts, Vanilla & Shea.
The team provides strategic technical support and implementation guidance to Mars’ chocolate segment. He has a technical agronomy background, in particular the use of pesticides and their alternatives. Dave joined Mars in September 2015, from Unilever procurement, where he was the Director for Sustainable Agriculture.