Better Retail Better World

 

THE RETAIL INDUSTRY IS TAKING ACTION TO BUILD A
BETTER, MORE PROSPEROUS AND SUSTAINABLE WORLD.

 

 THE ACTIONS

WHO'S TAKING ACTION

 QUOTES

 



Better Retail Better World
is mobilising the retail industry to meet some of the biggest global challenges of the coming decades highlighted by the UN, including modern slavery and decent work, sustainable economic growth, inequalities, climate change and responsible consumption and production.

Using the widely recognised United Nations Sustainable Development Goals as a framework, clear, transparent and measurable goals developed with businesses and campaigners are at the heart of the initiative.

Put simply, this action will mean further safeguards against people falling into the modern slavery trap by paying to get a job, reductions in greenhouse gas emissions, deforestation and waste sent to landfill and more support for people from underrepresented demographics to progress in employment.

You can see which retailers have signed up so far and track progress on this campaign hub.

 

 

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  Ask us a question or tweet your support using #BetterRetailBetterWorld.

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THE ACTIONS

  • Icons_.png Committing to respecting human rights, supporting sustainable markets and developing skills are fundamental to all retail businesses.

Who's Taking Action

We support Better Retail Better World signatories with workshops, guidance (like our Better Retail Better World checklist), training, and forums. The Better Retail Better World actions will be reviewed and revised every two years to ensure the initiative takes account of a rapidly changing world.

ALDI ASDA BOOTS CLARKS
THE CO-OP DEBENHAMS DFS DR. MARTENS
DIXONS
CARPHONE
FENWICK GAP GREGGS
THE HOUSE OF
BRUAR
HOUSE OF
FRASER
IKEA JOHN LEWIS
PARTNERSHIP
KINGFISHER LIDL M&S MORRISONS
MOTHERCARE MUSGRAVE GROUP NEXT OCADO
SAINSBURY’S SIGNET
(ERNEST JONES, H. SAMUEL)
 WHSMITH WILKO

 

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Beyond our longer-term goal of driving improvements in business practices, we are also focused on ensuring a coherent waste reduction strategy and a workable Deposit Return Scheme

The Prime Minister has pledged that the UK will eradicate all avoidable plastic waste by 2042 as part of the government's 25-year plan to improve the natural environment. BRC members are working to reduce packaging and are doing it in a way that addresses consumer concerns. There is a steady flow of new initiatives by BRC members to tackle avoidable plastic waste as well as new measures from the Government.

We continue to influence thinking on the recent measures announced by the Government include proposals for a new DRS system, broadening out and increasing the plastics bag levy, a tax on non-reusable plastic, a plan to urge supermarkets to introduce aisles without any plastic packaging, where all food is sold loose, and new research funding for “plastics innovation” and aid to help developing nations deal with their plastic waste.


Members can engage through this community

 

CSR Community

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We are delighted to support the Better Retail Better World industry goals which provide BRC members with some of the best information and guidance to engage with the Sustainable Development Goals. The goals are what the SDGs are all about: bringing business, civil society and government together to bring about change in the world. Retail businesses working with consumers are key to the success of the SDGs and key in the race to restore nature.

Tanya Steele, Chief Executive

WWF