Environmental Compliance Committee
RILA’s Environmental Compliance Committee is composed of leading retail practitioners who are charged with implementing compliance programs for the following federal statutes and regulations: the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), the Clean Air and Clean Water Acts, the Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act (EPCRA), and some Department of Transportation (DOT) and Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) rules and regulations. They may also lead or oversee compliance with storage tank regulations, process safety management, green chemistry initiatives and a variety of state and local regulations primarily focused on solid waste.
The Environmental Compliance Committee provides leading retailers a forum to benchmark and hear from experts regularly on rotating topics related to the implementation, management, and oversight of environmental compliance programs. Discussions also consider the role of innovation and technology in developing new approaches to compliance and operational practices that can bridge the gap between environmental compliance and sustainability. The committee meets in-person up to twice per year, conducts benchmarking surveys, informs the development of new tools and resources for the RILA Retail Compliance Center, and has quarterly, focused benchmarking calls.
For more information on RILA's Environmental Compliance Committee, contact Susan Kirsch, director of regulatory affairs and compliance at email@example.com. For more information on environmental regulations in retail, including tools for program management, visit RILA’s Retail Compliance Center.
COVID-19 FAQs on Medical Waste for Retail Facilities
FAQ providing information on what is considered Regulated Medical Waste and requirements for these new waste streams.
Environmental Compliance, COVID-19 Webinar Part 1
Waste management protocols, state enforcement changes, EHQS tools, data driven disinfectant decisions (Members-only content. Please log-in to access).
Carry Out Shopping Bag Compliance & Sustainability Survey
Peer survey on shopping bag regulation tracking, compliance, and sustainability approaches. (Members-only content. Please log-in to access).
Environmental Compliance, COVID-19 Webinar Part 2
Federal enforcement and EPA-approved disinfectants; preparing stores to reopen; decontamination (Members-only content. Please log-in to access).
ESG 101 - Understanding the Landscape Webinar Recording
Webinar featuring Leaders Arena, BlackRock, former CalSTRS Director, and HIP Investor on the basics of ESG investor criteria and trends.
ESG Roadmap: Opportunities & Potholes Along the Way Webinar
Webinar featuring Leaders Arena and AllianceBernstein on ideas for structuring and communicating an ESG program.
Managing Compliance Challenges Related to COVID-19 Webinar
Environmental compliance challenges related to waste handling, staffing, contingency plans and more. (Members-only content. Please log-in to access).
Managing Environmental Compliance During COVID-19 Webinar
Webinar of the most recent Retail Compliance Center content related to COVID-19.
Maximizing Value of Unsold Inventory Webinar
Webinar featuring a panel of industry experts and thought leaders to discuss inventory management strategies, options and financial considerations.
Retail Resources for Coronavirus
Revisiting Retail Sustainability Goals during COVID-19
- By [Erin Hiatt]
Safety v. Sustainability: Must We Choose Between the Two?
- By [Erin Hiatt, Susan Kirsch]
The Impact of Short-Term Disruption on Long-Term Goals
- By [Erin Hiatt]
Manufacturers and Retailers Expedite Product Sourcing
- By [Mette Pedersen]
End Dates for State Regulatory Discretion due to COVID-19
- By [Kaela Martins]
Is your space ready for relaxed emergency mandates?
- By [Sean McCrady, Elliott Horner, Mike Carpenter]