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.
Through the Landlord-Tenant Energy Partnership, RILA works with ICSC, IMT and PRSM to reduce leasing barriers for energy projects and reduce costs.
RILA Retail Advisor for Environmental Compliance
A free analytical platform that helps retailers optimize their environmental compliance program and benchmark with their peers.
Climate and Sustainability
RILA is working with federal, state & local lawmakers to ensure legislative requirements are based upon sound environmental & market impact research.
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.
RILA Retail Advisor for Energy
A free analytical platform that helps retailers optimize their energy management programs and benchmark with their peers.
Retail Compliance Center
Retail Compliance Center provides retailers with the information they need to remain compliant and improve environmental performance.
RILA has developed a toolbox of resources to help retail finance teams understand the opportunities presented by sustainability.
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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- Jun 29, 2021
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.View Report
- Aug 17 - Aug 20, 2021
- Orlando, FL
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
Retail is more than a store; we are an integral part of the fabric of our communities.Read More
Retail Welcomes Climate Change Agenda
- By [Erin Hiatt]
The Business Case for Sustainability
- By [Erin Hiatt]
Retailers Release Climate Priorities
- By [Michael Hanson]
Extended Producer Responsibility Bills Gain Momentum
- By [Kaela Martins]
Retail CEOs Speak: Seven Imperatives for the Retail Industry
- By [Brian Dodge]
Retail Taking Innovative Steps to Combat Waste
- By [Tiffin Shewmake]