Name of Resource
Marks and Spencer Interactive map
Traceability/practical tool, Interactive source
Country / jurisdiction
Marks and Spencer
Date of initial launch
The factories featured on this interactive map are contracted by M&S direct suppliers to produce finished goods which are ready for retail and bear the company’s brand logos and marks. Included are all first-tier manufacturing sites which produce M&S branded clothing, clothing accessories, footwear, beauty, food, alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, homeware, giftware and household products. Excluded are some small continental meat and artisanal cheese suppliers. Other lower tier factories used by M&S suppliers, for example those which manufacture fabric, yarn and primary food processors are also not included on the map.
As a condition of trade, M&S requires all direct suppliers and contracted factories to join the Supplier Ethical Data Exchange (Sedex), a web-based database where suppliers disclose information (labour standards, health and safety, environmental) including self-assessments and site audit reports.