- Marks and Spencer (LON:MKS) Publishes 2013 Plan A Report

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The report shows progress against the company's 2015 targets
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Thursday, June 6, 2013 - 6:30am

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June 6, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Marks & Spencer’s 2013 Plan A Report is published today. The company has now achieved 139 of its 180 Plan A commitments and generated a £135m Plan A net benefit.

The report shows progress against the company’s 2015 targets and highlights include:

  • Over 470,000 M&S customers engaged in Plan A through online and social media.
  • 45% of all M&S products have at least one Plan A quality (such as Fairtrade, organic, sustainable raw materials or healthier food).
  • 23% absolute reduction in greenhouse gas emissions (against 2006/07) and carbon neutral operations in the UK and Republic of Ireland.
  • 31% improvement in energy efficiency (against 2006/07).
  • First major UK retailer to gain ISO50001 energy management certification.
  • 27% improvement in water efficiency (against 2006/07).
  • Zero operational and construction waste to landfill.
  • 1,100 people helped through the Marks & Start work experience programme with an ‘into work rate’ of 50%.
  • £11m invested in community projects.
  • £8m raised for charities by M&S employees and customers.
  • 32% of M&S Food suppliers send no waste to landfill and 27% improving water efficiency.
  • 48 out of their top 100 clothing suppliers have actioned energy efficiency measures.

The Report is independently assured by Ernst & Young using ISAE 3000 and AA1000AS. It meets level B of GRI G3.1 and includes a thought provoking commentary from Jonathon Porritt.   


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