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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.

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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

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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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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Refillable packaging
Consumers say it’s important for products to be packaged in environmentally friendly materials.
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Shipping
Global brands pledge to eliminate maritime emissions by 2040.
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ESG Best Practices
 
Sustainability
These criteria help to better determine the future financial performance and reputation of companies.
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ESG Strategic Planning & Internal Governance
 
Strategic planning
ESG governance relates to how a company is run and managed, including things like management structure.
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ESG Goal Setting
 
Sustainability goals
ESG goals help align both internal and external stakeholders on the topics and initiatives that are most important.
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ESG Board Engagement
 
Board engagement
Board engagement refers to the connection, enthusiasm and dedication of a board in regard to its members' duties.
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ESG Greenhouse Gas Accounting
 
Greenhouse gas
Greenhouse gas accounting, also known as carbon accounting, is the process used to measure levels of carbon dioxide.
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