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M&S Plan A sustainability savings reach £135m

  • 7 June 2013

Marks & Spencer's Plan A sustainability strategy has racked up £135m worth of savings over the past year, a 29 per cent increase on the previous 12 months. The £30m extra net benefit is one of a number of achievements…


UK consumers go bananas for Fairtrade

  • 27 February 2012

Sales of fairly traded products have bucked the trend of decline in the UK retail market to grow by 12% in the last year. The value of Fairtrade products sold through shops reached £1.32bn in 2011, compared to £1.17bn in…


Bangladesh increases garment workers’ minimum wage

  • 27 July 2010

Bangladesh will almost double the minimum wage for its garment workers, a wage board official says, following months of violent protests over pay. It will rise from 1,662 taka ($25; £16) per month to 3,000 taka. The labour ministry is…


Walmart, Marks & Spencer, Nike: Harbingers of Change?

  • 16 March 2010

A few years ago, a book entitled Change or Die made the case that despite the exhortations of management hipsters and hyperbolic CEOs, companies seldom change the way they operate and people rarely modify their behavior. That in fact, even…


Unilever, M&S top environmental firms

  • 26 October 2009

Unilever, the Anglo-Dutch consumer goods giant, and Marks & Spencer, the British retail chain, are among the companies with the most developed environmental policies, and which are also making the most effective use of these activities to differentiate their brands,…


Covalence Ethical Ranking 2007

  • 2 January 2008

Geneva-based Covalence is publishing today its third annual ethical reputation ranking, giving the best ranked companies as well as those companies which have made the most progress in 2007. An overview of emerging and decreasing topics is also given. The…


Ranking Ethique Covalence 2007

  • 2 January 2008

La société genevoise Covalence publie aujourd’hui son troisième ranking annuel de réputation éthique, qui classe les entreprises enregistrant le meilleur score et celles ayant le plus progressé au cours de l’année 2007. Les principaux résultats à  travers les dix secteurs…


BrandWatch — December 2007: Better welfare

  • 14 December 2007

Clothes chain Gap is planning to label its clothes “sweatshop free”. Following claims that the company has sold clothes made in factories that use child labour, the firm met anti-sweatshop charity Global March Against Child Labour to discuss ideas such…

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