M&S strengthens commitment to 100% renewables

MARKS & SPENCER joins Unilever and 18 other firms to join the RE100 initiative, announcing that it will source 100% of its power from renewable sources.

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The food, clothing and homeware giant has used renewable power sources for its UK operations since 2012, including using 100% renewable green tariff electricity in the UK and Ireland.


This has helped it reduce its emissions by 19% and to become carbon neutral across its worldwide operations since it launched its Plan A sustainability strategy in 2007.


The RE100 commitment will roll out 100% renewal sourcing across the company’s international operations.


Speaking about the decision to join RE100, Mike Barry, Director of Sustainable Business Plan A at Marks & Spencer said, “Tackling climate change is critical for our business, and for all businesses. We developed Plan A with this in mind – which includes a commitment to sourcing 100% of our directly procured UK and ROI electricity from renewable sources. Joining RE100 gives us an opportunity to share what we have learned and encourage other businesses to switch to renewable energy.”