10 Jun '11, 9pm

Large Companies taking a stand for our Ocean! #ocean

Marks & Spencer's Plan A has paid off. Literally. As the first big retailer to create and pursue large-scale eco and ethical commitments, this week M&S reported that Plan A activities led to £70 million in cost savings last year- from energy efficient stores, to hanger recycling and packaging reductions - more than outweighing any investments it made in Plan A projects. Also this week, the Oxford Street store Selfridges come to the end of its 5-week long Project Ocean aimed at increasing fisheries awareness. One hopes that one day it too will announce cost savings due to its eco and ethical activities. When the feel-good factor starts to wane, retail activism's real sticking power comes when it positively affects the bottom line. Alannah Weston, Selfridges' creative director, (pictured left) and the impetus behind Project Ocean didn't reveal the cost, only saying it was, ‘...

Full article: http://www.theecologist.org/how_to_make_a_difference/food...

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