M&S was proud to be awarded the Sustainable Business of the Year Award at The Environment and Energy Awards 2013. The award recognises businesses or organisations that have taken its environmental, social and financial performance to the next level. The judges examine the company's corporate strategy and look at performance within a number of strands, including waste, transport, energy, carbon emissions, buildings, pollution control and stakeholder engagement.
The judges commented on the award:
"Marks & Spencer has shown a real and meaningful commitment to sustainability throughout the whole organisation and up and down its supply chain. The sustainability strategy is driving clear results and creating real value for the business. M&S is continually communicating with staff and stakeholders to keep them engaged with the strategy, ensuring the programme continues to evolve and grow."