Short, impactful Flash Talks feature inspirational leaders from inside and outside the industry.


    Alexandra Cousteau will close RSECC with her keynote, The Blue Planet- Preserving and Sustaining a Healthy Earth.


    ​Read featured Q/A'​s with top executives who attend RSECC on our Retail Checkout blog.​

Retail Sustainability & Environmental Compliance Conference 2016


RSECC Conference Wrap-Up 

RSECC1.pngFinal Sessions

The last day of RSECC 2016 closed with breakout sessions and workshops, followed by retailer-only roundtable discussions around sustainability, environmental compliance, energy, and responsible sourcing. This was an opportunity for attendees to hear from colleagues and share experiences from the week.

RSECC2.pngRILA-USAID Partnership

Today RILA and USAID announced a partnership to provide new resources to support the shared effort of sustainable supply chains. As Congress considers the TPP agreement, the partnership will help ensure our trading partners are prepared to meet the obligations under the trade agreement. This public-private partnership provides

RSECC3.pngClosing Keynote

Alexandra Cousteau, explorer, filmmaker, and advocate, closed out RSECC 2016 by sharing her experiences exploring our planet. She now spends her time advocating for sustainable living to protect our environment, following the guidance of her grandfather Jacques Cousteau: learn to love [the planet], and in doing so you will learn to protect it. Learn more here.


Thank you to all of our attendees, exhibitors, sponsors, and speakers for making RSECC 2016 a great success. We hope the week was full of great discussions and networking as we all work towards the same goal of making retail operations more sustainable.

RSECC3.pngSee You in Detroit!

As a reminder, RILA will be partnering with Sustainable Brands beginning in 2017. The two will produce a single conference together than includes a retail-specific program track, in addition to Sustainable Brands' usual program, which covers sustainability-led brand innovation across multiple consumer-facing industries. Learn more here. We do hope you'll join us in Detroit 2017.

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