Advocacy & Influence
Over a decade ago, we took decisive action at M&S and set our first climate target to recognise the need for change. We became the first major retailer to become carbon neutral in 2012 and 100% of the electricity we use comes from renewable sources.
Our business emissions have reduced by 75% over the last 12 years and we’re continuing to investigate new solutions for heating, transport and refrigeration. We’re also committed to helping others to act – supporting our suppliers to reduce carbon and making changes that help M&S customers reduce their emissions too.
But we know there is always more to be done and we’re not complacent. That’s why, in 2017 we set a bold new science-based target, aiming to cut our emissions by 90% by 2035.
The scale of the challenge means we need to act together. Our future focus is working with our suppliers, our customers and national and local governments, as well as innovators and other businesses to accelerate emission reductions.