Recent ESG Updates
- Ontario launches Clean Energy Registry programRCC has been advocating to support businesses in achieving their clean energy goals. In support of our advocacy, Ontario officially launched a new clean energy credit (CEC) registry. … Continued
- RCC is choosing green energy with Bullfrog PowerAt RCC, we recognize the importance of addressing our environmental impact. We’re excited to announce we’re taking a big step to reduce our carbon footprint by choosing green … Continued
- Publication of Federal Offset Protocol for Refrigeration SystemsOn February 24, 2023, Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) published the Federal Offset Protocol for Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Refrigeration Systems (Version 1.0). Given the prevalence … Continued
Tools and resources
Overview of ESG ratings and rankings
There is growing interest from investors, regulators, employees and customers on corporate ESG performance. Many stakeholders are now turning to rating agencies to help evaluate companies and identify any issues that may pose financial, legal, supply chain or reputational risk. In recognition of this, RCC has prepared an overview webpage, including fundamentals, why ESG is relevant, and different ways retailers can help improve scores.
Overview of ISSB exposure drafts
The proposed International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB) standards, including the General Requirements Exposure Draft and the Climate-related Disclosures Exposure Draft, provide for significantly more sustainability-related disclosure requirements than the current proposal from the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA). To help members better understand these proposed requirements, RCC has prepared an overview webpage.
RCC Webinar: Sustainable Impact Through Partner Collaboration
As retailers continue to invest in sustainable development, partner collaboration for sustainable procurement becomes increasingly critical for end-to-end visibility on footprint and impact. This 2022 panel discussion looked at the foundation and benefits of partner collaboration in working towards sustainability goals including the importance of sustainable procurement, working towards collaborative goals, and the most valuable tools for education and measurement of success.
Gracee Shorter presented Ecovadis’ latest insights from the 2022 Impact Report which promotes a greater understanding of sustainable impact, what it is, and how it is measured and illuminates how the network is helping drive impact at scale.
ESG & Climate Action Committee
Governments around the world, including Canada’s federal government, are participating in global efforts to limit the global temperature rise to 1.5C. Moreover, ESG reporting frameworks and rating agencies have emerged as an important area for corporates to both monitor and inform. This committee is looking to help facilitate best practice sharing, monitor policies/trends, explore collaborative opportunities and develop related resources. (Meets bi-monthly)
Contact Kelsey Morden, Senior Manager, Sustainability Programs, at firstname.lastname@example.org, for questions or additional information.