The Committee brings together sustainability professionals to advance ethical and sustainable business practices across the sector, including climate action, circular economy and ethical trade.
Comprising Australia's leaders in sustainability in retail, this Advisory Committee has helped to define the ARA's Sustainability and Impact Strategy, and provides guidance to the ARA on a range of sustainability and ESG matters.
Eligibility: Sustainability Directors, Heads of Sustainability, Sustainability Managers and equivalent representatives nominated by premium ARA members.
Launch of the ARA's Net-Zero Roadmap
Launch of the UN-backed Race to Zero campaign for Australian retail, in partnership with the World Business Council for Sustainable Development
Launch of the ARA Sustainability microsite and member resource centre
Delivery of campaign and resources to help members address mental health issues
Help shape a shared vision for sustainability across the retail sector
Work collaboratively to deliver initiatives and campaigns to bring that vision to life
Provide insights, expertise and resourcing to support delivery of the ARA's strategic priorities
Participate in peer-learning exchanges - sharing experiences, achievements and lessons with other committee members
Leverage the scale and experience of our largest members to uplift the whole sector
Defining a sectorial response to climate change
Accelerating the transition to the circular economy
Supporting product stewardship schemes, phase-out of single use plastics, and container deposit schemes
Promoting modern slavery reporting and broader supply chain risks
Coles, Myer, CottonOn, Australia Post, Woolworths, Kmart, Officeworks, Bunnings, JB HiFi, McDonalds, KFC, and many more.