Expanding its Plan A ethical scheme, retailer Marks & Spencer (M&S) has pledged to raise approximately $32 million for mental health, heart and cancer charities and reduce food waste in its operations by 50 percent by 2025.
In addition to those efforts, M&S will continue to cut carbon emissions, give grants to community businesses, provide career advice to young people, provide 10,000 pairs of plimsolls to children starting school and promote reuse of clothing by launching repair servicing and ensuring that clothing and homewares can be reused and recycled as effectively as possible.
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Marks & Spencer has pledged to raise £25m for mental health, heart and cancer charities, and halve food waste across its operations by 2025, as it steps up its ethical commitments under its new chief executive, Steve Rowe.
Rowe, who took charge of M&S just over a year ago, said the fashion, food and homewares retailer was also “determined to play a leading role” in social change by supporting community projects in 10 cities, including Rochdale, Glasgow, Liverpool and Middlesbrough.
M&S’s initiatives include cutting carbon emissions and giving grants of up to £50,000 for community businesses, careers advice to young people, and 10,000 pairs of plimsolls to children starting school.