Sustainability in Retail – Developing a Strategy
Why does sustainability matter?
The impacts of climate change and the issues surrounding sustainability in retailing have become ever more important to today’s customers.
Retailers who ignore sustainability or who pay it only cursory attention are in danger of being out of step with customer sentiment and left behind by savvy retailers whose sustainability credentials are established.
Who is the workshop for?
This workshop is designed to inform and enlighten the merchandise team on the issues caused by the fashion & home industries and to harness teams’ insights in developing sustainable strategies.
It is also suitable for product suppliers to retail merchandise teams who wish to improve the sustainability credentials of the products they supply.
It aims to guide the team through sustainability issues currently impacting the way they currently source merchandise and to assist them in developing a strategy to embed sustainability into the business.
These are achieved through a blended learning approach using both face-to-face teaching and incorporating our online academy, creating an interactive learning experience.
Define what sustainability means in today's market
Determine the key issues affecting your business
Prepare strategic initiatives that improve the sustainability of your business
The benefits of this workshop extend beyond the half-day delivery of the workshop. Participants will have exclusive access to the sustainability section of our Online Retail Academy for 6 months after the workshop. This offers a wide range of resources and information around sustainability, both informative and thought-provoking.
Our online sustainability section is divided into the following modules:
- Introduction to Sustainability
- Understanding the Issues I: Raw Materials & Sourcing
- Understanding the Issues II: People & Community
- Understanding the Issues III: Power, Fuel & Waste
- Developing Sustainability Initiatives
This is a constantly evolving topic and we appreciate participant feedback, opinions and suggestions.