M&S’ sustainable ‘Plan A’ generates £160m

Marks & Spencer’s (M&S) sustainability initiative helped the company generate £160 million in the last 12 months. It set out 100 revised and existing commitments to meet by the end of the decade as part of its so-called ‘Plan A 2020’ in June last year. The company has reported “strong progress”, with 47 commitments achieved […]

M&S saves £135m through sustainability initiative

Marks & Spencer claims it has saved £135 million over the last year through its sustainability initiative launched six years ago. The retailer made 180 sustainability commitments as part of its ‘Plan A’ programme – which includes being carbon neutral and sending no waste to landfill – out of which it has achieved 139. Its […]

M&S first retailer to go carbon neutral

Marks & Spencer says it is the first retailer in the UK to achieve the holy grail of carbon cutting – it has become carbon neutral. A report from the British high-street brand shows all operated stores, offices, warehouses and delivery fleets in the UK and Ireland have been certified as being carbon neutral. This […]

M&S sign up for hydro pilot scheme

Retail giant Marks and Spencer have started to trial a hydrogen power scheme as part of their sustainable ‘Plan A’ initiative. The six week trial will see M&S using ITM Power’s HFuel platform to generate hydrogen to power a fleet of fuel cell vehicles. The vans will be deployed at M&S’s 1.1million sq. ft. Prologis […]

Marks and Spencer switches from road to rail to cut CO2

Marks and Spencer plans to cut 800 tonnes of CO2 emissions a year by distributing 300,000 products by train. The retailer has announced it will use rail instead of road for clothing and home products on the 350-mile route between its distribution centres in Daventry and Falkirk. The move is the latest strand of M&S’s […]