Committed to Sustainable Practices for an
Eco-Friendly Environment

At Retail Resource, we respect our customers, vendors, employees and the environment. Our commitment to corporate responsibility addresses five key areas described below.


Commitment 1: Resources & Climate Conservation

In August 2014, Retail Resource was awarded Silver Certification in Leadership in
Energy & Environment Design (LEED) by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).



Energy & Atmosphere

Our solar roof produces on average 1,190 megawatts per year, 3,100 kilowatts per day, 129 kilowatts per hour, which accounts for at least 30+ percent of our energy use at
Retail Resource.


Water Efficiency

Retail Resource conserves indoor water consumption by 30% with fixtures and faucets that control
water flow.


Indoor Environment

Retail Resource uses biodegradable cleaning, pest control, and LED lighting. HVAC units improve air quality and maintain 15% outdoor airflow.


Material & Resources

Retail Resource uses 100% recyclable shipping cartons along with recycled paper for inner pack. Eighty percent of our waste is recycled.

Commitment 2: Sustainably Sourced Products


Energy Star Appliances

Retail Resource proactively sources Energy Star equipment designed to use less energy, save money and help protect the environment.


Eco-Conscious Packaging

Retail Resource offers a wide selection of eco-friendly, sustainable packaging products that maximizes use of renewable, recycled or compostable materials.

Commitment 3: Environmentally Responsible Marketing


Reducing Waste in Print

Our catalog printer was the first printer to earn Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)
certification and uses pollution control systems minimize the impact on the environment.

Commitment 4: Smarter Logisitics


Sustainable Shipping

Our carbon-neutral shipping program supports reforestation and renewable energy. CO2 produced in the shipment of Retail Resource products is calculated and offset by projects that reduce or remove carbon in the atmosphere.


Responsible Transportation

Retail Resource's transportation providers participate in the U.S. EPA SmartWay program to promote cleaner shipping initiatives. SmartWay partners use fuel-efficiency, emission control technologies, policies and strategies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.


C-TPAT Certification

Retail Resource participates in the Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT). This government-business initiative builds cooperative relationships that strengthen overall supply chain and border security.

Commitment 5: Engaged Employees


Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Policy

Retail Resource promotes equal employment opportunities through a positive, continuing program of specific practices designed to ensure the full realization of equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, disability or veteran status as required by law.


Worker Safety & Wellness

Employees are our most valuable assets and we value their health and happiness. Our Employee Wellness Program offers health screenings and ongoing education and programs, such as yoga. Retail Resource has also been a tobacco-free workplace since 1990.

Focus Group

Work-Life Focus Group

Employees are encouraged to contribute ideas that impact workplace spirit and morale. The Work-Life Focus Group considers these ideas to balance the needs of employer and employee, spurring change such as a casual dress code and parental leave.


Individual Volunteer Time

Retail Resource provides Individual Volunteer Time (IVT), paid to employees who volunteer during company work hours with charitable organizations. Employees may choose any organization with a 501(c)(3) designation from the IRS.