The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) announced today that Andrew Sousa has joined the association as assistant director for the Center for Retail Compliance and director at RILA. In this role, Sousa will manage RILA's committee of retail environmental compliance professionals and develop comprehensive tools, content, and training to help retailers navigate environmental compliance regulations.
Sousa joins RILA from Canadian Tire Corporation, where he served on the risk & regulatory affairs team focusing on both compliance and product and chemical safety.
"Coming from a retail company and having a science background, Andrew brings a unique understanding of the challenges retailers face in the environmental compliance space," said Tiffin Shewmake, executive director for the Center for Retail Compliance and vice president at RILA. "Andrew will play an integral role as we look to expand the CRC and its offerings for retailers, and we're excited to have him on board."
The Center for Retail Compliance was established by RILA in 2013 to provide retailers and industry stakeholders with access to retail-specific information, tools, and solutions pertaining to state and federal environmental regulations. To learn more, visit retailcrc.org.
Sousa officially started at RILA on March 13, 2017.
RILA is the trade association of the world's largest and most innovative retail companies. RILA members include more than 200 retailers, product manufacturers, and service suppliers, which together account for more than $1.5 trillion in annual sales, millions of American jobs and more than 100,000 stores, manufacturing facilities and distribution centers.