Retail

Sustainability Key Dates

A selection of useful resources for the Retail sector, including legislation relating to packaging, net zero guidance and how to reach sustainability goals.

Interested in supporting area-wide sustainability activities or sharing best practice with other businesses in your sector? Get in touch to find out more.

  • SME Climate Hub Carbon Calculator

  • The 1.5°C Business Playbook

  • Greenhouse Gas Protocol (GHG Protocol)

  • Science Based Targets Initiative

  • Climate Fit Education Course

  • The Mayor’s Business Climate Challenge (BCC)

  • Financial support for SMEs to decarbonise

  • Go For Zero

  • PAS 2060 Carbon Neutral Certification

  • Sustainable Development Goals

  • British Retail Consortium (BRC) voluntary guidelines on second hand and preloved items

  • Nature strategy handbook

  • BRC Unveils ‘Manifesto for Retail’ Outlining Vision for Sustainable Future

  • Task Force on Nature-Related Financial Disclosures (TNFD)

  • Report on how businesses can take action on the SDGs

  • UK Business Climate Hub

  • ISO net zero guidelines

  • Guidance on use of high integrity carbon credits

  • SBTi guidance on supplier engagement

  • ISSB standards on corporate sustainability reporting

  • FSB Small Business Sustainability Hub

  • Edie Guide to Biodiversity and Business

  • SME Net Zero Toolkit

  • WWF Risk Assessment Suite

  • Optimise Prime fleet electrification tool

  • Science-based Targets for Nature

  • SBTi Value Chain Decarbonisation

  • UN Report on Net Zero Commitments and Greenwashing

  • Government funding schemes

  • Green loans and investment

  • Funding for electric vehicle charging

  • Boiler Upgrade Scheme

  • Net Zero Playbook for Consumer Goods Industries

  • Consumer Goods Forum Net Zero Knowledge Repository

  • Best practice in reducing retail delivery emissions

  • Monitor, Measure and Report Supply Chain Scope 3 Emissions: Guide for Retailers

  • The Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP)

  • Edie’s 2024 Sustainability Communications and Disclosure Handbook

  • £190 million in funding available to energy reduction projects in the UK

  • Plastic Packaging Tax

  • Packaging waste: producer responsibilities

  • Extended Producer Responsibility for Packaging

  • Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting (SECR)

  • Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS)

  • Mandatory Taskforce on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) reporting for large businesses

  • Green Claims Code

  • Mandatory Net Zero Transition Plans for UK-listed businesses

  • Sustainability Disclosure Requirements

  • Implementing Due Diligence on Forest Risk Commodities

  • Ecodesign for Energy-Related Products and Energy Information Regulations 2021

  • UK Deforestation Due Diligence Law

  • Glitter ban

  • EU Green Claims Directive

  • DEFRA calls for evidence to reform the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Regulations 2013

  • Ban on single-use plastic in England

  • EU Parliament agrees position on new corporate due diligence law

  • Minimum energy efficiency standards for lighting

  • EU to introduce legislation to curtail greenwashing and promote repair

  • Right to Repair initiative: EU parliament reaches agreement

  • British Retail Consortium (BRC) Climate Action Roadmap

  • WRAP – The UK Plastics Pact 2025

  • B Corp

  • Circular Change Council

  • Zero Emission Maritime Buyers Alliance (ZEMBA)

  • Deforestation-Free Call to Action for Leather

  • The Nature Positive Business Pledge

  • Green Mark

  • Ecovadis

  • SKA Rating

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