EPA recognizes The Home Depot with a 2017 SmartWay Excellence Award for the fifth consecutive year

ATLANTA, 2017-Nov-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recognized The Home Depot®, the world’s largest home improvement retailer, with a 2017 SmartWay Excellence Award for the fifth consecutive year. SmartWay recognizes industry leaders in freight, supply chain, environmental performance, and energy efficiency. A charter member of the EPA’s SmartWay […]

Wegmans Food Markets recognized as an outstanding Safer Choice Retailer by EPA for the third year in a row

Rochester, NEW YORK, 2017-May-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — On May 15, 2017, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recognized Wegmans Food Markets as an outstanding Safer Choice Retailer. For the third year in a row, this award was given to Wegmans for fostering awareness of the Safer Choice program and committing to offer cleaning […]

EPA recognized The Home Depot® with 2016 WaterSense® Sustained Excellence Award

ATLANTA, 2016-Oct-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recognized The Home Depot®, the world’s largest home improvement retailer, with a 2016 WaterSense® Sustained Excellence Award for its commitment to promoting the value of water efficiency to its customers, encouraging innovation within its vendors and supplier base, and for decreasing water […]

Whole Foods Market signed resolution with EPA to resolve issues related to common consumer products

Austin, Texas, 2016-Sep-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Whole Foods Market signed an administrative resolution with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 6 to resolve record keeping and cataloging issues related to common consumer products that may become waste at stores located in Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and New Mexico.  No specific environmental impact has been alleged. […]

EPA recognized The Home Depot® with 2016 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award

ATLANTA, 2016-Apr-02 — /EPR Retail News/ — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recognized The Home Depot®, the world’s largest home improvement retailer, with a 2016 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award – for its continued leadership in offering the latest innovations in energy efficient products. In 2015, The Home Depot […]

Best Buy named ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year for the third time and earned distinction of Sustained Excellence by EPA

Minneapolis, MN, 2016-Mar-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — Best Buy Blue Shirt Jose Florentino is an expert at finding ways to help our customers use new appliances to save money and energy. He is one of the many reasons why this week we were named an ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year for the third time […]

EPA named Best Buy a Gold Tier Award Winner for its recycling program

Richfield, MN, 2016-Feb-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) named Best Buy a Gold Tier Award Winner at the agency’s National Sustainable Materials Management (SMM) Program Electronics Challenge ceremonies in Washington, D.C. on Thursday. The EPA distinction recognizes our commitment to electronics recycling, transparent management practices and consumer education throughout 2014. […]

Retail Associations respond to EPA proposals to update waste management regulations

Arlington , VA, 2016-1-7 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA), the Food Marketing Institute (FMI), the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS), the National Grocers Association (NGA), and the National Retail Federation (NRF), and their members (collectively, the Retail Associations) submitted comments last week in response to proposals by the […]

The National Council of Chain Restaurants Executive Director Rob Green: EPA cannot fix the failed Renewable Fuel Standard

WASHINGTON, 2015-12-1 — /EPR Retail News/ — The National Council of Chain Restaurants today issued the following statement from Executive Director Rob Green following the Environmental Protection Agency’s release of regulations that would increase the amount of corn-based ethanol used in the nation’s gasoline supply under the federal Renewable Fuel Standard: “Today’s announcement, which is two […]

EPA named The Home Depot® 2015 WaterSense® Sustained Excellence award winner

Communications and expanding product assortment lead to third straight recognition for Home Depot ATLANTA, 2015-10-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) named The Home Depot® a 2015 WaterSense® Sustained Excellence award winner. The Home Depot, the world’s largest home improvement retailer, was honored for the third consecutive year for its […]

Harris Teeter recognized by EPA’s GreenChill Partnership with two honors – Most Improved Emission Rate and Superior Goal Achievement Awards

Company Receive Most Improved Emission Rate Award & Superior Goal Achievement Award Matthews, NC, 2015-10-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — Harris Teeter was recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) GreenChill Partnership with two honors – the Most Improved Emission Rate Award and the Superior Goal Achievement Award. The Most Improved Emission Rate Award […]

Tractor Supply Company signed with EPA to ensure all small-engine products purchased by the Company for resale comply with the Clean Air Act

BRENTWOOD, TN, 2015-10-3 — /EPR Retail News/ — Tractor Supply Company (NASDAQ: TSCO), the largest rural lifestyle retail store chain in the United States, today announced that it has signed an agreement with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) relating to the sale of small-engine merchandise by the Company. Under the agreement, Tractor Supply Company will implement a […]

RILA welcomed EPA’s proposals on waste management regulations related to retailers’ handling of unsold consumer products

Arlington, VA, 2015-9-4 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) welcomed two proposals from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Monday that update waste management regulations related to the handling of unsold consumer products by retailers. The EPA’s proposed Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements rules address compliance challenges for retailers stemming from the […]

Wegmans Food Markets recognized by EPA as an outstanding Safer Choice Retailer

Rochester, NY, 2015-6-25 — /EPR Retail News/ — On June 22, 2015, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recognized Wegmans Food Markets as an outstanding Safer Choice Retailer. The award, presented in the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, DC, was accepted by Wegmans Category Merchant for cleaning products, Dave Tantillo, and Wegmans Sustainability […]

Best Buy and LG: Recycle aging fridges and upgrade to new energy-efficient models with EPA’s “Flip Your Fridge” ENERGY STAR® campaign on The Ellen DeGeneres Show

Richfield, Minnesota, 2015-4-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — This Earth Day, Best Buy and LG Electronics USA have joined forces to help the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) launch its “Flip Your Fridge” ENERGY STAR® campaign on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, encouraging consumers to responsibly recycle their aging fridges and upgrade to new, energy-efficient models. […]

EPA awarded CBRE Group, Inc. 2015 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award

2015 Energy Star® Partner Of The Year-Sustained Excellence Top Service Firm In “Certification Nation” Promotion​ Los Angeles, CA, 2015-4-8 — /EPR Retail News/ — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded CBRE Group, Inc. (NYSE:CBG) a 2015 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award in recognition of its continued leadership in protecting the […]