A Look Into The Environmental Strategies Incorporated At Marks And Spencer Essay

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Environmentalism in the UK:
A Look into the Environmental Strategies Incorporated at Marks and Spencer
Rachel E. Tackett
Southeastern University

Abstract
The following paper explores environmentally friendly strategies utilized in the UK based multi-million-dollar corporation, Marks and Spencer. Marks and Spencer is a food and retail corporation, with headquarters in London, England. The following paper will analyze the effectiveness of utilizing environmentally friendly strategies in a large corporation, such as M&S, and how those strategies could be implemented in a US based startup food and retail business, specifically located in central Florida.

Environmentalism in the UK: A Look into the Environmental Strategies Incorporated at Marks and Spencer
Author and environmentalist Richard Welford asserts: “There is a recognition that the environmental crisis exists but a great deal of helplessness about what to do about it” (1997, p. x). Marks and Spencer (M&S), founded in 1884, is a thriving, sustainable, environmentally friendly retail and food company located in the United Kingdom. Marks and Spencer adheres to a strategy by what they deem as “Plan A…a journey to make [their] business more sustainable” (“Plan A Awards,” 2016). The London based company has won numerous awards due to the sustainability of Plan A, such as “Responsible Retailer of the Year” by World Retail Awards and the “Big Society Award,” presented by Prime Minister, David

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