Marks and Spencer offers free home insulation to staff

Marks and Spencer is offering free loft or cavity wall insulation to all employees to accompany the launch of its new Home Energy Service division and its first new service, M&S Energy Home Insulation.†

The retailer will also pay the benefit-in-kind tax on the perk to encourage employees to take part.

If all employees take advantage of the offer, which is part of Marks and Spencer’s ongoing Plan A environmental commitments, more than 30,000 homes will be insulated for free. This would lead to an annual savings of approximately 13,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide per year.

Richard Gillies, director of Plan A at Marks and Spencer, said: “We hope to create 30,000 green M&S ambassadors by offering this energy-efficiency solution free of charge to our employees. It will produce a significant cut in their carbon emissions, cut their energy bills and, we believe, inspire them to become advocates for energy efficiency.”