Sustainability Management Tools
Sustainability Resource Library
Resource library providing specific tools, case studies, and opportunities to help progress the maturity of retail sustainability programs.
Retail Sustainability Leadership Model
Tool for retail sustainability executives to identify the management practices that will drive improved corporate and environmental performance.
Sustainability Management Resources
The Business Case for CSR
RILA has developed a toolbox of resources to help retail finance teams understand the opportunities presented by sustainability.
Chemicals and Toxics in Retail and its Supply Chain
Considerations and resources for retailers regarding chemicals and toxics.
The Value of Sustainability in Retail Merchandising
Identifies the role and value sustainability can play in retail merchandising.
What Materiality and Risk Identification Offer for Retail
Resources and considerations for retailers conducting materiality assessments.
Retail sustainability/CSR executives meet twice per year, plus monthly via conference call, to share leading practices and network.
Sustainability Recognition Opportunities
Matrix summarizing recognition opportunities in areas available through third parties to showcase retail sustainability leadership.
Sustainability Reporting Platforms & Frameworks
Matrix summarizing commonly used reporting platforms in the industry to showcase retail sustainability leadership.
Detailed Regulatory Resources
Consumer Bag Legislation Summary Matrix
Summary of consumer bag legislation by state and local jurisdictions, including bans, fees, and specifications for different kinds of allowable bags.
Consumer Bag FAQ
The rapid increase in consumer bag legislation has led to varying requirements and specifications across the country
Mandatory Recycling and Disposal Bans Fact Sheet
Overview of state-level recycling regulations and commonly recycled materials such as paper, plastic, metal and glass.
Product Stewardship Matrix
Summary of state product bans, EPR and product stewardship legislation for products such as carpet, batteries, electronics, paint and more.
Retail GHG Emissions Factors, Data & Methodology
Summary of sources for greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions factors, data, and methodology relevant to retailers who are developing a company GHG inventory.
Retail GHG Targets Tracker
Detailed tracker of retail companies with emissions reduction, energy efficiency, and/or renewable energy goals.