M&S pledges to be world’s most sustainable retailer by 2015

UK retailer Marks and Spencer (M&S) has announced ambitious plans to become the world’s most sustainable retailer by 2015, launching a package of 80 new commitments to strengthen its sustainability strategy called “Plan A”. M&S is one of the world’s largest retailers, with 21 million customers in

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UK Fair Trade Sales Dramatically Increase

The latest Ethical Consumerism Report 2009, published in December 2009 by the Co-operative Bank, reports that sales of ethical products have tripled during the last decade in the UK. Despite the recession, the ethical market reached £36 billion in 2008, rising from £13.5 billion from 1999. Fair

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Is Fair Trade Fair: have your say!

There’s been a fire storm in the Fair Trade world in the week preceding Fairtrade fortnight, as a UK-based policy institute this week slammed Fair Trade, saying that the practice distorts the market and traps some of the world’s poorest farmers in a cycle of poverty. The

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