Sustainability

Retailers are embedding sustainability best practices throughout their operations. Tackling everything from responsible global supply chain sourcing, efficient recycling, compassionate animal welfare and significant energy consumption reduction, retailers are committed to acting proactively and collaboratively.

Retail Council of Canada works with retailers and sustainability experts to provide information concerning emerging issues and opportunities.

Stewardship Programs of Canada Database

What you need to know about stewardship program compliance in Canada.

Committees

Environment Committee

The Environment Committee is actively engaged in the development and implementation of sustainable waste diversion programs across Canada, ensuring the industry’s needs and concerns are front-and-centre. The committee analyses waste diversion issues impacting the retail industry; advises and supports RCC volunteers and staff who sit on stakeholder and advisory/consultative bodies; and, guides RCC staff in the development and presentation of RCC positions on environmental issues to provincial governments.
Staff Contact: Philippe Cantin, Senior Director, Sustainability Innovation and Circular Economy: 514-316-8771, pcantin@cccd-rcc.org

Responsible Sourcing Committee

The Responsible Sourcing Committee is a member working group comprised of retail members with roles that include government relations, public affairs, sustainability, corporate social responsibility, ethical/responsible sourcing, public relations, etc. The purpose of the committee is to help retail members grow and develop their respective responsible sourcing programs; and to facilitate the sharing of pre-competitive best-practices between members concerning issues including human rights, child labour, working conditions in factories, human trafficking, modern-day slavery, fair/living wages, worker safety, factory structural issues, living conditions and more. The Committee also works to communicate the commitment of Canadian retailers to responsible trade and consults and builds alliances with consumers, NGOs, academics and other industry partners.
Staff Contact: Teresa McLellan, GR Coordinator, 416-467-3751, tmclellan@retailcouncil.org

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