Aligned with RILA's Retail Sustainability Management Leadership Model, the 2017 report summarizes retailers' current progress along the Model. For each dimension of the Model, we report not only retailers' current progress, but also the retailers' outlook for 2019. This year's report introduces an additional element—the Retail Industry's Materiality Assessment—to help hone the most material issues to the industry by providing a snapshot of retailers' priorities and the priorities of relevant stakeholders to the industry.
For each dimension of the Leadership Model, we report not just on retailers' current progress, but also where they expect to be in 2019. While we cannot definitively state that the industry will follow these projections, the trends provide a view of current priorities.
We will continue to update the data periodically to follow the industry's progress.
This report was developed through an online survey disseminated in March of 2017; 31 retail companies responded, representing more than 30,000 locations and $600 billion in global revenue.
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