This is not just sustainability, this is M&S sustainability

M&S has launched its new sustainability plan. The multinational grocer’s ‘Plan A 2025’ provides an update to the green framework set by the company a decade ago. It sets out the retailer’s ecological and ethical […]

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By Jonny Bairstow

M&S has launched its new sustainability plan.

The multinational grocer’s ‘Plan A 2025’ provides an update to the green framework set by the company a decade ago.

It sets out the retailer’s ecological and ethical ambitions – M&S aims to support 1,000 communities, help 10 million people live happier, healthier lives and become a 100% zero-waste business.

The steps involved in this process include making all packaging ‘widely recyclable’, raising £25 million for charities tackling diseases and ensuring half of food sales come from healthier products.

The company also aims to sustainably source all of its key raw materials, work with local councils and charity partners to support communities and halve food waste by 2025.

M&S will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 80% in its own operations by 2030 (compared to 2007 levels) and cut emissions in its supply chain by 13.3 million tonnes.

M&S’ previous achievements include improving energy efficiency by 39%, shifting to sustainable palm oil and reducing plastic carrier bag usage by 80%.