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.
Through the Landlord-Tenant Energy Partnership, RILA works with ICSC, IMT and PRSM to reduce leasing barriers for energy projects and reduce costs.
RILA has created a suite of educational resources and advisory opportunities to reduce financing barriers for energy projects and achieve savings.
Corporate Clean Energy Procurement Index (2020)
Guide to determine states with favorable policy conditions and best practices to advance policies enabling renewables development.
Retail Compliance Center
Retail Compliance Center provides retailers with the information they need to remain compliant and improve environmental performance.
The Business Case for CSR
RILA has developed a toolbox of resources to help retail finance teams understand the opportunities presented by sustainability.
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.
ESG Data and Reporting Solutions Showcase
Resource library for ESG data management tools.
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.View All Committees
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Ensuring a Safe, Sustainable Future
RILA is working with lawmakers to help shape policies that protect our customers and meet expectations regarding environmental concerns.Read More
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.Read More
Leading in the Community
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