We want every one of our products to have a Plan A attribute by 2020 – a characteristic or inherent quality or feature of a product which has a positive or lower environmental and/or social impact.
As of April 2019, based on the volume of items sold worldwide, around 88% of M&S products have at least one Plan A attribute. This includes around 80% of M&S Clothing & Home products
There would be a number of circumstances where clothing and home products would be awarded an animal welfare related Plan A product attribute, such as:
- Cruelty Free certified beauty products
- Non-mulesed wool
- Leather which complies with M&S’ policies and sourced from ‘Green’ rated (low risk) countries
Our list of attributes for clothing and home products can be found in the document How We Define Plan A Product Attributes, which you can download on this page. Find out more about our approach to product sustainability.
This is the final year of our original ‘by 2020’ target for all M&S products to have at least one special social or environmental quality. We believe this approach has helped to drive innovation and the adoption of best practices and we will aim to build these lessons into our future activities.