Ensuring Safe and Affordable Products
- By [ Kathleen McGuigan ]
Consumers evaluate retailers based on a growing range of performance expectations that go far beyond just price. Leading retailers anticipate these expectations and are committed to sourcing products that reflect the evolving preferences of consumers.
Driving Sustainability Efforts
Retailers are paving the path forward to act on environmental and social concerns in their direct operations and product supply chains. These efforts include reducing energy, greenhouse gases, and waste; ensuring safe and ethical manufacturing working conditions; addressing chemicals of concern; and empowering employees throughout the organization to pursue new sustainable innovation opportunities. As federal, state and local regulators develop policies to address environmental and social challenges, it is critical that these be drafted with full consideration of retail operations and supply chain complexities to avoid creating unintended consequences.
RILA is seeking opportunities to work with lawmakers on ensuring safe and ethical manufacturing working conditions through clear guidelines. These regulations should reflect the realities of 21st century global supply chains to provide transparency to stakeholders. RILA will also be working with federal, state, and local lawmakers to ensure that legislative requirements related to operational, product and packaging sustainability including climate and waste reduction are based upon sound environmental and market impact research. These requirements should advance sustainability and public policy objectives without undue burden on the industry or our customers, while avoiding unintended consequences.
Ensuring a Safe, Sustainable Future
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