This first Retail Sustainability Report is intended to help illuminate the path that retailers are beginning to travel. As momentum builds in individual companies and in the industry as a whole, you can expect to see more and more change occurring at an ever-accelerating pace. In the meantime, you can partner with retail companies to help them on their journey.
Companies can act alone to address social and environmental issues, but establishing the systems and infrastructure required to address the root cause of today’s challenges requires collaboration. You are invited to partner with the industry as it faces the challenge of realizing a sustainable future by building the industry of tomorrow.
In retail stores, companies aim to provide a place for employees and customers to flourish, while minimizing the environmental footprint. For the products retailers sell, companies seek ways to continually measure and reduce their impact, from design to end-of-life. In the communities and world in which retailers operate, companies serve as a partner and as a citizen, working to meet human needs inside and outside of the store.
To help achieve this shared vision, retail companies invite you to take action on what you have read, and to partner with them on the path toward sustainability.
If you would like to be involved in the dialogue please submit your feedback or questions to us.