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Our Work with Marks and Spencer


Coffee, wood products, packaging and construction & marketing materials

Details of Agreement 

By 2020, all wood will come from the most sustainable sources, including Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) certified and recycled material. Where certified or recycled sources are not available, Marks & Spencer will work with its suppliers to make sure its responsible sourcing standards are met. (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).

In 2014-15, 98% of the wood-based materials used were Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified, recycled, or from sources that protect forests and communities. In 2013-2014, the total was 96%. (Source: Marks and Spencer)

Last updated 
October, 2015

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