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Retail Sustainability

NRF continues to engage with its members and other sustainability stakeholders to share information on the latest insights, innovations and practices of sustainability in the retail industry.

Stay current with the latest sustainability in retail news and other related content here.

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ESG Tool Kit for retailers

This tool kit includes resources for retailers around ESG and sustainability. Consumers, investors, employees and regulators are increasingly interested in learning what retailers are doing to address sustainability concerns. In response, retailers are adopting environmental, social and governance (ESG) strategies, frameworks and metrics to quantify sustainability progress.

NRF members are addressing climate change

Driven by longstanding consumer and investor interest and scientific consensus, many NRF members believe climate change demands action and have been addressing climate change as one of their strategic priorities for years. NRF supports member efforts to address climate change.

The latest insights

The carbon footprint of retail products

Retailers face increasing supply chain disruptions and risks associated with a changing climate, and many are taking action to curb emissions. The aim of this report is to review literature and studies on the life cycles of a broad range of retail products and summarize the major GHG emissions hotspots.

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Retailers reaching for net-zero

The impacts of unchecked climate change are extensive. With investors, regulators and consumers seeking action, retailers are focusing on pragmatic ways to mitigate their climate change risks.

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Get involved

NRF Sustainability Council

The council is a collaborative networking group open to senior executives and their designees focused on corporate social responsibility (CSR), environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG), and related sustainability issues.


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