How to Integrate Sustainability into Retail’s Future

Posted Wednesday, April 22, 2015

HAPPY EARTH DAY ~ APRIL 22, 2015
HAPPY EARTH DAY ~ APRIL 22, 2015

Retail Horizons Program Provides Tools to Drive Sustainable Change

Sustainability efforts at the retail level have historically been good for brands, their wallets and Mother Earth. Retailers and CPG brands are seeing significant business benefits from their sustainability programs, ranging from improved employee loyalty to decreased costs to more resilient supply chains.

The challenge is that the world is changing in ways that will have a profound effect on the retail industry over the next 15 years. Some are foreseeable with a high degree of likelihood; such as our population will grow older and more diverse, water and other key resource materials will likely become more scarce and expensive, and consumer expectations for speed and transparency will increase.

In honor of Earth Day on April 22nd, we thought we’d share the outcome of the year-long, 2014 Retail Horizons program, led by the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) and Forum for the Future, and sponsored by Target and

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Tags: ARE , green-scene , sustainability

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