Our Work with Marks and Spencer


Coffee, wood products, packaging and construction & marketing materials

Details of Agreement 

By 2012, Marks & Spencer will source six vulnerable raw materials from sources that do not contribute to deforestation (palm oil, soy, cocoa, beef, leather and coffee).  (Source: Marks & Spencer)

By 2012, 100% of wood products used by Marks & Spencer will be responsibly sourced, meaning that they are recycled, certified by the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) or from other sources that protect forests and communities. (Source: Marks & Spencer)

Achievements to Date 

In 2009, Rainforest Alliance assisted Marks & Spencer in the definition of their Plan A target for timber, and in 2010 and 2011, Marks & Spencer and the Rainforest Alliance worked together to ensure its effective implementation. (Source: Rainforest Alliance)

100% of coffee served at its cafes is from Rainforest Alliance Certified™ farms. (Source: Rainforest Alliance).

From 2013-2014, 96% of the wood-based materials used by Marks & Spencer were Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified, recycled or from sources that protect forests and communities, up from 88% the previous year.  Marks & Spencer has set a new, longer target date for this commitment to allow for more time to resolve the “tail end” of their sourcing. (Source: Marks and Spencer)

Last updated 
November, 2014

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