Our Partners - Make our seas your business

We are proud to work with our company partners and company members and want to thank them for all they do to support MCS. We hope you will enjoy discovering more about our partners on these pages. We work with a wide range of companies and they are all united by their commitment to helping MCS towards its vision of Seas Full of Life: seas and coasts where nature flourishes and people thrive.

People's Postcode Lottery

Support from the players of the People’s Postcode Lottery is continuing to help MCS work towards its vision of Seas Full of Life: seas and coasts where nature flourishes and people thrive.

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Since 2008 Waitrose has supported MCS’ work in a variety of different ways. In 2017 we are thrilled to announce a partnership with them focused on our beach clean and volunteer engagement work - The Waitrose Beach and River Clean-up. From July 2017 to July 2018 we are working closely with Waitrose to deliver over 1,000 clean up events around the country whilst engaging over 13,000 people in our work around the harm litter can do to the environment.

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Ocean Outdoor

Premium digital out of home media owner Ocean Outdoor is turning the tide on single-use plastic by partnering with the Marine Conservation Society.

Ocean is an independent, British company operating large format out of home screens across the UK, including the Piccadilly Lights, Liverpool Media Wall and Birmingham Media Eyes. It has launched Ocean For Oceans as part of its pledge to eradicate the use of single-use plastic from its own business and supply chain.

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Green People

Green People is an organic skin care company which has been supporting MCS since 2011. Through the donation of 30p from the sale of every Adult Scent Free SPF30 and Children’s Scent Free SPF30 Sun Lotion to MCS, to date Green People have donated over £60,000 to our work.

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From sponsorship to high-profile cause-related marketing campaigns MCS enjoys a dynamic partnership with BRITA UK. MCS and BRITA UK share great brand association and our charitable work benefits from both their financial support and increased awareness of our cause and campaigns.

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Compass Group

Compass, the UK’s leading food service provider, partnered with MCS in 2015 to help communicate MCS’ sustainable seafood advice to hundreds of thousands of new people. Compass funded the development and distribution of thousands of our pocket Good Fish Guides as well as radically re-developing the Good Fish Guide app. Through doing so, MCS has been able to increase its reach and encourage more people and businesses to make an informed decision when buying seafood.

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MCS has a long standing relationship with PwC and we’re delighted to engage with many of their employees over the course of a year for our volunteering days. PwC also supports the charity through Company Membership at the Platinum level.

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Founded in 1996, Ecotricity was the world’s first green electricity company with a mission to change the way electricity is made and used in Britain.

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Triodos Bank

Triodos is a global pioneer of sustainable banking. Their mission is to make money work for positive social, environmental and cultural change. Triodos has been an active supporter of our campaign for Marine Conservation Zones.

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Haven Holidays own and operate 36 award-winning family holiday parks throughout England, Scotland and Wales. Their locations next to some of Britain’s most beautiful beaches make our partnership with them a great fit.

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Marks and Spencer

MCS has enjoyed a longstanding relationship with Marks & Spencer since the leading high street retailer launched the Forever Fish partnership on World Oceans Day 2011. This three-year partnership aimed to protect our fish stocks and the marine environment for the future by raising over £1m per year for marine conservation and education projects. This funding was generated from the 5p charge made to customers for re-usable plastic bags in M&S food stores, a scheme which saw plastic bag usage drop by 80%. This funding from M&S helped MCS put in place a UK-wide network of over 500 champions for the sea to support our marine conservation initiatives at a local level.

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Glenmorangie Distillery

The Glenmorangie Distillery sits on the shore of The Dornoch Firth in the far north of Scotland. It is this peaceful setting, this most beautiful of natural environments, which provided the inspiration for a long term partnership between Glenmorangie and the Marine Conservation Society. Our shared aim is to help sustain and protect this momentous waterway for future generations.

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Helpful Holidays

Helpful Holidays is one of our regular business supporters and has made a significant contribution to our conservation work. Every three years, it’s the Marine Conservation Society’s turn to be their Charity of the Year and benefit from some of the fantastic community and individual fundraising the Helpful team organise, as well as benefiting from donations from their generous customers.

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Plastics 2020

The Plastics 2020 Challenge was founded in 2009 with the aim of engaging the public in a nationwide debate about the use, reuse and disposal of plastics. The Challenge is part of the UK plastics industry’s pledge to lead the UK in diverting plastics from landfill by 2020 and to inform the public about the environmental challenges facing society today. The Challenge is backed by Plastics Europe, and the British Plastics Federation.

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M&J Seafood

MCS and the leading UK independent seafood supplier M&J Seafood partnered to develop the Safely Sourced Seafood List. We work together alongside other leading UK charities in the environmental sector on this ground-breaking initiative to support restaurants and food service in choosing responsibly sourced seafood with confidence.

Princess Yachts

Princess Yachts are the first luxury yacht manufacturer to officially collaborate with the Marine Conservation Society, helping the charity to support and sustain marine environments for future generations. First introduced by one of our Sea Champion volunteers, the partnership started with an awareness campaign spearheaded by the production of an illustrated children’s storybook, entitled “Enid & Her Magic Yacht”, which highlights the importance of marine conservation to a new audience with proceeds from its sale going directly to the charity.

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Seabob from CAYAGO

Building on a previously successful partnership with Princess, the renowned high performance water toy specialists CAYAGO AG have developed a new ‘Volcanic’ limited edition F5 S Seabob to raise funds for the Marine Conservation Society. They used the imaginative artwork from Princess’s children’s book “˜Enid & Her Magic Yacht” to create a unique product that can be enjoyed by all the family, while further supporting the invaluable work conducted by MCS.

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Authors 4 Oceans

50 of the UK’s best-known children’s authors and illustrators have joined forces to launch AUTHORS-4-OCEANS, a campaign to encourage both the book industry and young readers to ditch single-use plastic. Authors and illustrators including Sir Michael Morpurgo, Katherine Rundell, Chris Riddell, Jacqueline Wilson, Quentin Blake and Jackie Morris, have pledged support for Authors-4-Oceans, a campaign to bring together booksellers, publishers, literary festivals and young readers to find eco alternatives to the bags, straws, bottles and single use cutlery destroying our seas.

Authors-4-Oceans have teamed up with the Marine Conservation Society, Action for Conservation, the Born Free Foundation and weekly children’s magazine The Week Junior to launch a new competition, Oceans are NOT Rubbish. This will see children getting creative by designing and building models of endangered sea creatures out of plastic rubbish. The campaign will also include events such as beach cleans and special Authors-4-Oceans festival events to raise awareness of plastic pollution.

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