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The Retail Compliance Center (RCC) provides resources on environmental compliance and sustainability for all types and sizes of retailers. The RCC’s goal is to develop retail-specific resources, tools and innovative solutions to help companies cost-effectively improve their compliance and environmental performance.

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RCC COVID-19 Resources

COVID-19 Emergency Changes to Consumer Bag Regulations

Summary of states that in response to disruptions caused by COVID-19 have suspended enforcement or delayed implementation of regulations that ban retailers from giving out plastic consumer bags.

COVID-19 State Bottle Redemption Regulations

Summary of states that have suspended enforcement related to the take back of containers in response to the disruption caused by COVID-19.

Compliance & Enforcement Status of State Environmental Regs

Summary of current state actions altering standard compliance and enforcement protocol in response to disruptions caused by COVID-19.

Managing Environmental Compliance During COVID-19 Webinar

Webinar of the most recent Retail Compliance Center content related to COVID-19.

COVID-19 FAQ on Sanitation/Disinfectant – Products

FAQ exploring questions related to sanitization & disinfectant products that are new to your business or used, managed and sold in greater quantities.

Energy Management Store Operations COVID-19 FAQ

FAQ covering energy management related questions for companies operating during COVID-19.

COVID-19 Environmental Compliance FAQ on Hazardous Waste

FAQ discussing some considerations on hazardous waste compliance with new situations that may arise as retailers cope with the COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID-19 FAQs: Shopping Cart Disinfecting and Stormwater Reg

FAQs on how stormwater regulations affect disinfecting shopping carts

COVID-19 FAQs on Medical Waste for Retail Facilities

FAQ providing information on what is considered Regulated Medical Waste and requirements for these new waste streams.

U.S. EPA Set to End Enforcement Discretion Policy

The RCC highlights the U.S. EPA's announcement to end their discretion policy and the status of state enforcement and inspections.

Learn about compliance and sustainability regulations relevant to retail

The Retail Compliance Center has a number of resources related to regulations that apply in retail including introductory information as well as detailed reviews of regulations and variations in state requirements. For a range of resources within specific areas, view our focus area pages. For detailed information on specific regulations with retail-focused compliance information, as well as tables with variations of key elements by state, view the regulatory resources below.

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Product Compliance

Regulations at the product level that cover chemicals in products, labeling and disclosure requirements, pesticides and performance standards.

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Regulatory resources related to water in retail facilities such as wastewater, stormwater management, and water pollution.

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Upcoming Retail Compliance Center Webinars

Managing Chemicals in Products Webinar

  • Jul 15 - Jul 15, 20
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Supply Chain Transparency and Resilience Webinar

  • Aug 12 - Aug 12, 20
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Tools and resources to help you advance your retail programs


Online training and recorded webinars on retail environmental compliance and sustainability

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RILA Retail Advisor for Energy

A free analytical platform that helps retailers optimize their energy management programs and benchmark with their peers.

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RILA Retail Advisor for Environmental Compliance

A free analytical platform that helps retailers optimize their environmental compliance program and benchmark with their peers.

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Roadmaps to help you build and sustain your programs

CLM Resource Library

The Compliance Leadership Model (CLM) Resource Library is a framework that can help retailers to optimize their environmental management programs.

Retail Sustainability Leadership Model

Tool for retail sustainability executives to identify the management practices that will drive improved corporate and environmental performance.

Sustainability Resource Library

Resource library providing specific tools, case studies, and opportunities to help progress the maturity of retail sustainability programs.

Energy Management Resource Library

Resource library providing retailers with specific tools, case studies, and opportunities to help progress the maturity of their energy programs.

Compliance Leadership Model

Compliance model intended to help retail companies optimize and benchmark environmental compliance programs.

Retail Energy Management Leadership Model

RILA's Retail Energy Management Leadership Model that provides a roadmap to help retail energy managers optimize their energy programs.

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