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Marks & Spencer bags triple award for cutting carbon, water and waste

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Retail giants M&S received a triple award from the Carbon Trust for energy, water and waste savings.

The company are the first to receive all three award from the certification group, with zero waste being sent to landfill and becoming carbon neutral since launching it’s Plan A green programme.

The supermarket said it has cut energy use in stores, offices and warehouses by 31% and slashed store refrigerant’s carbon emissions by 60% (compared to 2006/7 levels).

M&S has saved water in it’s stores and supply chain, together with reducing it’s carrier bag usage for single use bags by 2 billion.

Clem Constantine, Director of Property at M&S said: “There’s a clear business case for managing and reducing our own impact on the environment. It saves money, helps us become more efficient and better prepares M&S for the future.”

 

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