Marks & Spencer wins Carbon Trust triple award
Marks & Spencer (M&S) has become the first retailer to receive the triple award of certification for achievements in carbon, water and waste reduction from the Carbon Trust.
Tom Delay, chief executive of the Carbon Trust, commented: “M&S has a well-deserved reputation as a leading business when it comes to sustainability. By achieving independent certification the Carbon Trust Standard for each of carbon, water and waste then M&S is able to demonstrate year-on-year progress in achieving its Plan A goals.”
Since the launch of Plan A, M&S’ much lauded eco and ethical programme, it has achieved zero waste to landfill and become a carbon neutral company. It has also reduced energy use in stores, offices and warehouses by 31% and reduced store refrigerant gas carbon emissions by 60%.