Sustainability / Environment
Sustainability and Environment

Our Focus

Sustainability at RILA includes efforts to address the retail industry’s environmental compliance obligations and broader impact areas and efforts to address those social impact areas related to responsible sourcing and supply chains. The key environmental impact areas across RILA’s membership align around waste and energy, and the key responsible sourcing social impact areas focus on ethical working conditions in owned and contracted supplier facilities. These areas translate into action through our five committees: Sustainability (environmental), Responsible Sourcing, Environmental Compliance, Energy Management, and Zero Waste.

Financial Management

RILA has created a suite of educational resources and advisory opportunities to reduce financing barriers for energy projects and achieve savings.

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The Business Case for CSR

RILA has developed a toolbox of resources to help retail finance teams understand the opportunities presented by sustainability.

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Sustainability / Environment Committees

Sustainability initiatives generate environmental, social, and financial value for leading retailers. RILA uses benchmark studies, partnerships, and research to help retailers collaborate and tailor their programs.

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Retail Speaks: 7 Imperatives for the Industry

After a year like no other, the US retail industry faces a still-uncertain future. Our latest research highlights seven imperatives that will position retailers for success regardless of what is next.

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Retail Works for All: 2021 Public Policy Priorities

Ensuring a Safe, Sustainable Future

RILA is working with lawmakers to help shape policies that protect our customers and meet expectations regarding environmental concerns.

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Investing in People

Retail is for everyone; the place for a first job, 2nd chance, third act, or a side hustle – the retail workforce represents the American workforce.

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Leading in the Community

Retail is more than a store; we are an integral part of the fabric of our communities.

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Strategic Initiatives that support performance, compliance and transform the industry

COVID-19 Resources for Retailers

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