Highlights of the year

Financial highlights 2013

Group revenue
£10.0bn 1.3%
Underlying Group profit before tax
665.2m 5.8%
Group profit before tax
£564.3m 14.2%

Plan A highlights 2013

  • This year Plan A has generated an increased financial benefit which is available to be invested back into the business.

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  • We reduced emissions by 23% against 2006/07 and purchased high quality carbon offsets to be carbon neutral.

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  • This year we increased the number of disadvantaged people helped through our work experience programme.

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Net benefit generated by Plan A
£135m 29%
Net CO2e emissions from M&S operations in the UK and RoI
Zero CO2e
Participants in Marks & Start work experience programme
1,100 22%

Marks & Spencer is one of the UK’s leading retailers with around 20 million customers visiting our stores every week.

We sell high quality, great value clothing and home products and outstanding quality food. We source products responsibly from over 2,000 suppliers around the world. Over 81,000 people work for M&S in the UK and worldwide. Our core values are Quality, Value, Service, Innovation and Trust.

Marks and Spencer Group plc is a public limited company listed on the London Stock Exchange.

Our principal trade associations are the Confederation of British Industry and the British Retail Consortium. We are also members of the World Economic Forum and Consumer Goods Forum. We are founding members of Business in the Community and participate in a wide range of social and environmental organisations.