The retail industry is leading action to build a better, more prosperous and sustainable world.
Better Retail Better World is new initiative aiming to have collective action from the retail industry to meet the biggest global challenges of the coming decades, 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 (SDGs) as a framework, clear, transparent and measurable goals developed with businesses and campaigners are at the heart of Better Retail Better World.
Put simply, this action will prevent people falling into the modern slavery trap by paying to get a job, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, deforestation and waste sent to landfill and provide more support for people from underrepresented demographics to progress in employment.
This is the start of our journey to 2030, supporting the SDGs achieve global development. Our actions will be revised every two years to ensure Better Retail Better World takes account of a rapidly changing world. We have also developed two separate checklists for BRC members to go through several of the SDGs to see how they can identify, assess, and act on them. Click the button below to download - BRC Members only.
How retailers are taking action
BRC members can become a signatory to Better Retail Better World by committing to five Goals and one target under each:
|SDG 8: Decent Work & Economic Growth||
|SDG 10: Reduced Inequalities||
|SDG 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities||
|SDG 12: Responsible Consumption and Production||
|SDG 13: Climate Action||
Come join Better Retail Better World to make a difference
With the amount of scrutiny that customers are placing onto sustainability initiatives from retailers, it is now more important than ever to join up and promote collective action to combat big issues like climate change, modern slavery, and more.