Sector Snapshot

How Sustainability applies to Retail

To achieve an effective and comprehensive Sustainability strategy, companies and organizations need to be aware of the unique characteristics that apply to their specific sector.

All the way from Sustainability legislation and standards, to materiality issues and key trends, Sustainability is not a ‘one-size-fits-all’ situation.

CSE, with its long global experience and expertise, has conducted global sector-specific Sustainability Research.

Based on the unique research insights, the Retail sector presents the following issues as most important for companies and organizations of the sector, according to the companies themselves and the internal and external stakeholders:

Material Issues
  • Natural Resources in the supply chain
  • Environmental Impacts of products
  • Energy and Greenhouse Gases
  • Chemicals and Toxins
  • Waste Management
  • Store Innovation
  • Sustainable Value Chains
  • Affordable and Safer Products
  • Employee Diversity & Inclusive Culture
  • Labour Rights
  • Gender Inequality
  • Employee Retention
  • Employee Engagement
  • Responsible Business Practices & Ethics

CSE supports you to establish responsible practices throughout your business taking into account the unique characteristics, trends and challenges of your sector. Our leading team of experts and consultants in CSE can help you communicate effectively and engage with your internal and external stakeholders and assess your Sustainability performance in comparison to your competitors locally and globally and create a successful Sustainability strategy, which will also contribute to better financial results.

Examples of new Legislation
Key Trends
Good practices

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