#standup4humanRights

10 December 2018

By Published last week

Today is the 70th anniversary of the UN Declaration of Human Rights, and I think it’s fair to say that major anniversaries like this prompt us to take stock. When this document, affirming the rights and freedoms of all people, was drafted in 1948, fewer...READ MORE

Gender, climate change and youth empowerment: Our collaborative programme sees success for Peruvian coffee growers

06 December 2018

By Published 2 weeks ago

This week, the COP 24 conference revealed the urgent action we need to take to protect our environment and find solutions to stop climate change. At M&S, we believe we can’t treat climate change in isolation to gain traction as it’s intrinsically linked...READ MORE

Celebrating our Award-Winning Virtual Assistant

04 December 2018

By Published 2 weeks ago

As we transform to become a digital first retailer, we’ve launched a savvy automated virtual assistant on the M&S website, which is designed to enhance the customer experience and provide a smooth shopping journey. We’re one of the first retailers to...READ MORE

Mobile, Pay, Go: We're enabling more customers to experience the checkout free checkout

20 November 2018

By Published last month

Last month, we announced the roll-out of Mobile, Pay, Go across six London stores before Christmas, which enables customers to seamlessly pay for their shopping via the M&S app, without approaching a till. After a successful initial launch in our...READ MORE

How partnering with M&S is helping Power to Change to get even closer to communities

20 November 2018

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What do a laundrette, a childcare provider, a football club, a hydroponic growing operation, a bakery, a café and a heritage venue all have in common? They all took part in the Liverpool Community Business Challenge – a pioneering new partnership project...READ MORE

Keeping Forests Standing: The Beating Heart of a Sustainable Food System

16 November 2018

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Forests are at the heart of today’s global environmental crises, biodiversity loss and climate change. Despite a decade of NGO campaigning, government investment and corporate certification pledges, deforestation remains stubbornly and unsustainably high....READ MORE

Too much plastic isn’t fantastic

15 November 2018

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Globally, 320 million tonnes of plastic is produced annually, of which only 9% gets recycled and too much is leaching into the environment. We know action on plastics is very important to our customers and at M&S, we're doing everything we can to...READ MORE

Human Rights: We need more collaborative action to gain traction

14 November 2018

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On Monday, M&S was ranked fourth in the 2018 Corporate Human Rights Benchmark (CHRB), which assesses how some of the world’s largest companies have performed in human rights. The results show that many businesses are still early in their journey to embed...READ MORE

Turning Retail Purple

12 November 2018

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Here at M&S, we meet and serve customers from all parts of the world, all walks of life, and with all sorts of qualities which make them unique. Our aim is to make every moment special for each and every customer and provide them with the individual service...READ MORE

The Veterans Network: Supporting our armed forces

09 November 2018

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When I left University after studying for a degree in Psychology I decided to pursue a career in the Army, after Officer training at Sandhurst and four years with the Welsh Guards I had no regrets. It wasn’t always easy – two tours of Afghanistan, and...READ MORE

The M&S Podcast: Series One, Episode Five: David Gandy speaks to M&S

09 November 2018

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In this fifth episode from a series of six where we delve behind the scenes of M&S’ Plan A story to find out how it is making a difference to our colleagues, our customers, our products and for the communities in the which we serve. ...READ MORE

Protecting our planet: M&S packaging trio named Team of the Year

02 November 2018

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We've seen plastic waste dominate the headlines this year and at M&S, we're doing everything we can to reduce the amount of plastic we use. With 320 million tonnes of plastic produced each year globally, yet only 9% getting recycled, it's been predicted...READ MORE