We are excited to announce the rollout of a new Climate Collaborative action group, Retailer Climate Action Progress (ReCAP) Community, to support retailers who want to deepen and expand their climate action efforts. Through virtual monthly gatherings, we will help natural products retailers explore their unique climate challenges and opportunities and create new pathways to meaningful action.

In this ongoing series of facilitated virtual meetings, we’ll share key opportunities for retailers to reduce in-store emissions and to work with their vendors and customers to mitigate climate impacts across their value chains. Technical experts, solutions providers, NGO partners, and retailers will share information, tools, and stories of best practices to help companies move their climate efforts forward. Participants will be invited to share their challenges and successes and learn from other retailers about how they are working toward climate leadership.

In the sessions, you can expect to learn more about:

  • The key emissions drivers for retailers and best practices in how to address them, from refrigerants to power usage, packaging, food waste and more;
  • How retailers can engage their vendors to maximize their emissions reduction efforts;
  • Developing a clear climate action plan and designing ongoing management mechanisms for implementing climate goals; and
  • How to engage consumers on climate issues.

Join us! Our first meeting will be on Thursday, June 21st at 4 pm ET / 1pm PT. To learn more and RSVP, email us at [email protected].

Interested? Any company that has made a climate action commitment through the Collaborative can participate! There is no cost to make a commitment or to participate in the group. To join, email Caitlin Oleson at [email protected]. We recommend that whoever is responsible for Screen_Shot_2018-05-10_at_9.45.24_AM.pngoverseeing your company’s climate or sustainability efforts join these meetings. 

Want more? In addition to this new working group, we’ve got more great retailer resources! Check out our detailed retailer toolkit to help businesses build out their climate action plans. And don’t miss out on our webinars, including Waste Not, Want Not – our recent webinar on reducing food waste in your supply chain.

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