Marks & Spencer call for Government action on Competition Law flaws

In Marks & Spencer’s response to the Department for Business consultation on Corporate Responsibility (7 July 2013) the company calls for action on Competition Law flaws saying:

“The Government should encourage all major sectors to adopt a common sustainability framework such as the one (A Better Retailing Climate) developed for the retail sector by the British Retail Consortium (BRC). This approach is particularly valuable where issues of competition (both legislation and corporate concerns) would otherwise prevent open collaboration. However, as with the BRC framework, reporting of progress is conducted by sector and not disaggregated by company…. UK competition law currently creates significant barriers to greater collaboration on supply chain management and should be reviewed.”


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