Building Plan A into M&S products and how we sell them.
This year we launched a re-usable shopping bag made in the UK from up-cycled hotel linen. It was designed by Barbara Hulanicki and profi ts from all sales were donated to UNICEF to protect children in danger. We also launched men's Footglove Earth shoes, which are manufactured using a range of recycled and sustainably sourced materials, and the Limited London Collection of clothing, designed in the UK and made using a range of recycled and more sustainable fabrics. All these products were manufactured in factories that meet M&S Eco Factory standards. In October 2015, we also launched the Livia Firth eco-edit Collection comprising of products with Plan A qualities.
of M&S products have at least one Plan A quality.
we're helping to make a difference across 67 UK high streets.
of sparks card holders have nominated a benefiting charity
Reducing the impact of M&S operations on the environment.
In July 2015, we launched the M&S Energy Community Energy Fund. We received 246 applications from which we shortlisted 132 projects to compete for the public vote; attracting 51,000 votes. Between them, the 21 winners received two national prizes of £40,000 and £20,000 and funding for 19 regional projects of £12,500. There were also fi ve special Judges' Prizes chosen with help from our judges, Ed Davey, Giles Bristow, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, Rob Love, Louise Innes and Jonathan Hazeldine of M&S, for the projects that were judged to go the extra mile for their community.
M&S ENERGY COMMUNITY ENERGY FUND TO SUPPORT PROJECTS ACROSS GREAT BRITAIN
of electricity for our UK and ROI stores from renewable sources
of operational waste from M&S stores, offices and warehouses recycled in some form
used garments donated by M&S customers to our clothes re-use and recycling schemes
Improving performance across a wide range of social issues in M&S operations.
Will benefit from Spark Something Good Community Projects that each aim to support 24 charities with the help of M&S employees and customers. So far, over 1,700 employees and customers have taken part at events in London, Manchester, Dublin, Swansea and Edinburgh.
will benefit from spark something good community projects
work placements for young unemployed people
raised for health and wellbeing charities
Improving environmental and social performance in supply chains.
We've removed all plastic micro beads that can cause marine pollution, from M&S wash-off cosmetic personal care products, as of January 2016. In addition, 28% of the leather we used this year came from Leather Working Group certified tanneries.
of the cotton used to make M&S products from more sustainable products
of M&S food comes from suppliers that meet the M&S silver sustainable factory standard
workers in the M&S clothing & home supply chain trained by M&S since 2010