UK big firms urge Prime Minister for net zero leadership to prevent UK lagging behind

Major companies, including Centrica, Tesco, BT, M&S, Unilever and Amazon have expressed concern over the country’s potential to lag behind in the green economy without strong government support

M&S installing EV chargers at 70 stores

Up to 900 chargers will be installed across the UK

Bill Bryson slams M&S Oxford Street building plans

There are calls for the building to be retrofitted instead of being knocked down and rebuilt

M&S scraps best before dates on fruit and veg to reduce food waste

The move is designed to encourage customers to throw away less edible food at home by their judgement

M&S adds 20 bio-LNG trucks to fleet under DHL partnership

The move is estimated to deliver a 2,200-tonne reduction in carbon emissions every year

M&S launches sustainable innovation challenge for start-ups

The supermarket’s Ignite team is seeking ideas and technologies that can drive sustainability both in its stores and agricultural supply chains

M&S trials refillable cleaning products to slash packaging waste

Customers have to pay an initial £2 deposit for the reusable bottle, which can be returned to the store after use and upon return, they will receive a £2 voucher that can be redeemed against a second purchase in the M&S Refillable range

M&S invites 14m customers to try a low carbon diet

It will provide recipes for plant-based meals and encourage less food waste from better storage behaviours

M&S launches rental service to minimise impact of fast fashion

Customers will be able to rent clothes from £13 for four days

M&S aims for net zero carbon emissions by 2040

The retailer plans to cut its total carbon footprint by a third, achieve zero deforestation in sourcing palm oil and soy and use more sustainable fibres by 2025