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36_Marks & Spencer

For aggressively pursuing a green supply chain

36_Marks & Spencer

Marks & Spencer, to maintain its sustainability growth, is planning to cut imports, becoming the only major U.K. retailer to sell locally grown carrots year-round.

Illustration by: Andrew Rae

British company Marks & Spencer aims to be the world's most sustainable retailer. Its supply chain—some 2,000 fac-tories, 20,000 farms, and thousands of raw-material resources—leaves a massive environmental footprint. Below, 9 of the nearly 200 steps the company has taken to lighten its impact.