Building a future that won't cost the earth

Staff are invited to the next event in the ‘Make Your Mark’ Networking Series, in which Richard Gillies of M&S will talk about their 'Plan A' strategy and how it is addressing global challenges.


Launched in 2007, Plan A is Marks & Spencer's environmental and ethical programme designed to address three global challenges: increasing pressure on our planet’s finite resources, rising social inequality, and the need for healthier, more sustainable lifestyles in the developed world.

Five years on, the challenges remain as vital as ever, but Plan A has already helped M&S achieve over 130 of its objectives, including becoming the first major retailer to be carbon neutral and sending zero waste to landfill.

At this event Richard Gillies, Director of Plan A and Sustainable Business, will talk about how the plan is applied to the company's new builds, including its new Sustainable Learning stores and Eco-factories, as well as how innovative commitments such as ‘shwopping’ and store ‘Champions’, are helping M&S customers and staff play their part in building sustainability into the core of the business.

The discussion will be followed by a networking reception

This event will take place:

On:  Friday 22 February

At:   11.45am-2pm

In:   stage@leeds

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Admission is free, but places are limited so please register your attendance via email.

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