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M&S Plan A: Now with sustainable chocolate

Marks and Spencer Cheshire Oaks store

Retailer says 63 per cent of its products now have sustainability attributes, equating to around two billion items sold

02 Dec 2014

Why British companies lag Americans in fighting deforestation


"Too many UK firms have delivered ever-more-grandiloquent panegyrics to the glories of the rainforest - while doing precious little to actually protect them"

30 Oct 2014

ASOS and M&S pledge to make deforestation unfashionable

Forest Fashion copyright Grewal

Retailers sign up to Fashion Loved by Forest initiative, as Kering partners with London College of Fashion to promote sustainable design

30 Oct 2014

M&S recyclable PaperTies to replace plastic and wire clips

Packaging innovation for toys is easier to open and can be put in kerbside paper recycling bins, retailer says

27 Oct 2014

M&S installing UK's largest rooftop solar PV system

Project to fit 24,272 panels on distribution centre will make building almost energy self-sufficient during the day

23 Oct 2014

Supermarkets pledge to be honest about sustainable fishing claims

Marks & Spencer, Tesco, Morrisons and others commit to rolling out standardised labelling next year

16 Sep 2014

Siemens, Unilever and Swiss Re named world's most sustainable companies

Dow Jones Sustainability indices confirms latest rankings for more than 1,800 companies around the world

11 Sep 2014

Sir Stuart Rose urges politicians to defy ‘flat-earthers' and deliver vote-winning green policy

Former M&S boss urges political and business leaders to push climate action back up the agenda

31 Jul 2014

Sir Stuart Rose: Business leaders need to ‘bang the drum' for climate action

Former M&S boss recalls the secrets of Plan A's success and calls on political and business leaders to show more ambition in tackling escalating climate risks

31 Jul 2014

Supermarkets must curb food security risks, MPs urge

New report calls on government to protect consumers from food shortages that could result from extreme weather events

01 Jul 2014

M&S takes next step on sustainability journey with new 2020 goals

Update to pioneering Plan A strategy contains 100 commitments with focus on engaging customers, employees and suppliers

06 Jun 2014

Blue chips demand ambitious green building standards for landlords

Marks & Spencer, Whitbread, Mitsubishi and others demand clarity over private rental sector energy standards ahead of Queen's Speech today

04 Jun 2014

M&S puts a green spin on beach litter

Retailer launches Frisbee made of recycled plastic cleared from UK beaches

25 Apr 2014

UK companies have an opportunity to save lives while reducing their carbon impact

Lord Ashdown outlines the benefits to UK firms of a UNICEF project to provide low pollution cook stoves to poor households in Bangladesh

23 Apr 2014

The five drivers of green growth

The demands of corporate and national competitiveness allied to an increasingly well-informed public places resilience centre stage for business leaders and policy makers, writes Sir Stuart Rose

03 Mar 2014

Fast fashion industry tailors new sustainability goals

Marks & Spencer, Next, and Arcadia Group among those striving to meet new voluntary targets as part of Sustainable Clothing Action Plan

11 Feb 2014

Pepsi, M&S, and Unilever urge farmers to measure carbon impact

Cool Farm Institute calls for greater collaboration to boost uptake of online carbon calculator

22 Jan 2014

How sustainable is your mince pie (and its palm oil)?

Waitrose scores best in study examining sustainability of palm oil in Christmas treats

24 Dec 2013

A Big Shift at M&S

Forum for the Future's Jonathon Porritt argues high quality offsets have a major role to play in the shift towards sustainable business models

18 Dec 2013

M&S and Starbucks chill emissions with new freezer trucks

Liquid nitrogen cooling system developed by Linde promises to cut carbon by 19 per cent

27 Nov 2013

Prince Charles: Businesses must do more to tackle deforestation

Prince of Wales warns against corporate 'greenwash', calling for more efforts by businesses to deliver integrated reporting

21 Nov 2013

M&S unveils plan to protect 5,000 acres of the Amazon

New investment with Cool Earth will pay indigenous communities in Peru to manage forests sustainably

12 Nov 2013

M&S backs Cheshire Oaks to sow seeds for new crop of sustainable stores

Technologies that helped flagship outlet use 42 per cent less energy will be rolled out to carbon-intense Simply Food stores

04 Oct 2013

M&S heads carbon management rankings for second year in a row

Retailer found to have best carbon management policy in FTSE100 in rankings compiled by Carbon Clear

03 Oct 2013

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