A CORPORATE PARTNERSHIP
Marks and Spencer knows there’s no Plan B. With Plan A 2020 their goal is to become the world’s most sustainable major retailer.
Hand in hand with Cool Earth, M&S has protected 3,000 acres of rainforest from the advance of soya, with a goal of 5,000 acres by 2016. This will protect 1.2 million trees and lock in 1.3 million tonnes of CO2.
Plan A has become a vital part of how M&S run their business, as well as helping maintain high levels of customer trust and employee engagement.
“LIKE COOL EARTH, WE BELIEVE IT’S NOT TOO LATE TO SAVE THE WORLD’S RAINFOREST. THAT’S WHY WE’VE COMMITTED TO PROTECT 5,000 ACRES OF RAINFOREST OVER THREE YEARS, TIPPING THE BALANCE AWAY FROM CLEARING FOREST FOR SOYA, RANCHING AND PLANTATIONS AND GIVING INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES CONTROL OVER THEIR FOREST.”
FIONA WHEATLEY Sustainable Business Manager, M&S