The retail industry, from suburban big-box stores to boutique shops, is among the most public of industries. Retailers employ millions and directly enable most consumer purchases. As such, they are in a unique position to advance sustainability by educating consumers and offering products with recycled content, durability, and ethical supply chains.
On the other hand, retailers must respond to the market at large which can lead to challenges in influencing consumer behavior.
On this page, learn about what leading retailers are doing (or not doing) to advance principals of sustainability in the products they sell, the way they treat stakeholders both internal and external, and many other issues.