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.

Climate and Sustainability

RILA is working with federal, state & local lawmakers to ensure legislative requirements are based upon sound environmental & market impact research.

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Landlord Collaboration

Through the Landlord-Tenant Energy Partnership, RILA works with ICSC, IMT and PRSM to reduce leasing barriers for energy projects and reduce costs.

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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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Corporate Clean Energy Procurement Index (2020)

Guide to determine states with favorable policy conditions and best practices to advance policies enabling renewables development.

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Retail Compliance Center

Retail Compliance Center provides retailers with the information they need to remain compliant and improve environmental performance.

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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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RILA Climate Action Blueprint (2022)

The Retail Climate Action Blueprint is a clearinghouse of approaches for US-based retail companies identifying their next steps on a path to a net zero emissions future.

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ESG Data and Reporting Solutions Showcase

Resource library for ESG data management tools.

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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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Upcoming Meetings

Responsible Sourcing Committee Meeting

  • Oct 29, 2024
  • New York , NY

Retail Asset Protection Conference 2024

  • Apr 14 - Apr 17, 2024
  • Dallas, TX

The Retail Asset Protection Conference brings you three, full days of keynotes, breakout sessions, and an Expo Experience that allows you to create efficiencies and work smarter, not harder.

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Retail Works for All: 2023 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

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