Marks & Spencer, Britain’s biggest clothing retailer, puts sustainability high on the agenda. Its product line consists mainly of clothes, food, furniture and home accessories. The Marks & Spencer shops only sell their own brand.
M&S took on the challenge to become the most sustainable retailer, introducing their ecological and ethical strategy, ‘Plan A’, in January 2007. Most of the 100 measures put forward in the plan have been completed by now, which is why M&S launched a ‘Plan A 2020’ containing 100 new targets. These range from buying sustainable resources, collaborating with local partners and funding social projects to building eco shops.