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GLRPPR Sector Resource: Retail: A Sustainability Benchmark

Title:
Retail: A Sustainability Benchmark

Abstract:
This report is one of a three-part series about the retail sector's strategies to improve its sustainability performance and that of its suppliers. In "Retail: A Sustainability Benchmark," the authors examine the sustainability activities of a select group of retailers and ask the question: Are retailers walking the talk when it comes to environmental, social and governance performance? In determining what sustainability performance looks like for a major retailer, we look at the following internal and external factors: Employees; Communities; Sustainable Product Development; Competitors; Green Buildings; Transportation and Logistics Costs; Carbon Efficiency; Rising Demand for Certified Products; Expectation for Reporting and Performance Measurement; and Product Safety. These drivers are transforming the retail sector and they are opening up competitive opportunities for retailers who can demonstrate their sustainability performance. The report can be downloaded from the GreenBiz web site at the URL listed here.

URL:
http://www.greenbiz.com/business/research/report/2010/04/23/retail-sustainability-benchmark?src=int

Source:
Five Winds International via GreenBiz.com

Resource Type:
Article/report

Date of Publication:
April 26, 2010

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