// PETA awards M&S with first ever “Vegan Friendly High Street Retailer” award
// M&S launched a brand new 350-line vegan footwear range earlier this month
PETA has awarded Marks & Spencer with the first ever “Vegan-Friendly High Street Retailer” award.
M&S was awarded not only for meeting consumer demand for animal and eco-friendly vegan food and fashion options, but also making its products easily identifiable with the vegan logo.
This award follows M&S’s initiative to launch a brand new 350-line vegan footwear range, and a collection of over 50 vegan food dishes in its Plant Kitchen range.
“From its fresh, ready-made vegan fare to its stylish animal-free accessories, Marks & Spencer is ticking all the boxes when it comes to ethical food and fashion,” PETA corporate projects director Yvonne Taylor said.
“PETA is recognising this iconic high-street retailer for keeping step with the burgeoning demand for animal-friendly options and for helping to move Britain in a kinder and more sustainable direction with its easily identifiable ‘vegan’ labelling.”
Another environmentally-friendly initiative that M&S had taken earlier this year is its movement to replace its black plastic trays with compostable or more easily recyclable alternatives for its fruit and veg and healthy eating range Balanced For You.
The initiatives form part of its sustainability strategy and commitments.