NRA Sustainability Committee

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Presentation files:



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Presentation files:

  • Rob Gell
  • BlockTexx
  • Salvos Stores – Moving the Needle
  • UCapture
  • ReThink Sustainability Index
  • Meeting 1 Feedback Survey results

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Committee Guidelines


The National Retail Association (NRA) is Australia’s most diverse and representative retail industry organisation, servicing over 28,000 stores and outlets nationwide. We are a not-for-profit organisation built on strong relationships with our members and non-members.

Being part of a strong and diverse industry association provides a range of benefits for retailers and adds value to your existing public advocacy channels. The National Retail Association works with members to develop industry-wide policy platforms or public positions on issues of importance to the sector. This arm’s-length approach allows key retailers to have very significant influence over public messaging, while maintaining some distance from the content. Having a third-party association present a united stance on behalf of the industry allows our members to remain one-step removed from public debates where their individual interests would be attacked or compromised.

We exist to help retail and service sector businesses succeed and grow within an ever-changing regulatory environment. Our services are delivered by highly trained and well-qualified in-house experts with industry specific knowledge and experience.

The NRA has a track record of providing a bridge between our members and policymakers – facilitating meetings and the exchange of ideas and information in an environment that would pose difficulties if it involved an individual business. Again, in this way, we are able to add value to the work done by your in-house experts.


Sustainability is a broad and vastly different proposition for the various channels of retail, however all have a commitment to the community and social responsibility.

The National Retail Association (NRA) Sustainability Committee seeks minimise impact on the environment, whilst maintaining reputation and meeting the current and future expectations of customers.

The intention of NRA’s Sustainability Committee is to:

  • bring together experts from across the retail industry, government and associated stakeholders to continue the momentum of positive sustainability regulations;
  • consider the impact of retail activities upon sustainability, the community and environment;
  • consider the effectiveness of sustainability initiatives, such as policy and industry mechanisms;
  • contribute expertise to ensure sustainability policy is commercially viable and delivers sustainable outcomes; and
  • provide a non-competitive forum for key industry and government stakeholders to network and share insight.


This Committee is competitively neutral, and no advantage is sought by the information provided. The NRA seeks to obtain beneficial outcomes for participants, therefore it is important that you put forward current issues, so we can move strategy collectively.

We ask that the material supplied is either publicly available or considered not of a confidential or sensitive nature. It is understood that the views of the committee participants may not form a true indication of strategy, only provide a platform for speakers to openly discuss their views.

All members are reminded that sharing sensitive or competitive information regarding suppliers or providers, particularly how a member should deal or not deal with suppliers or providers or the terms on which they should enter such arrangements are very high risk and may be a breach of the Consumer and Competition Act. Members must ensure that information and communication is based on facts and there should be no advice or direction on how other members should act in respect of suppliers or providers. Members are advised to seek their own legal counsel when proposing to discuss pricing, bids/tenders, market share and supply of products/services.


When a meeting, or part thereof, is held under the Chatham House Rule, participants are free to use the information received, but neither the identity nor the affiliation of the speaker(s), nor that of any other participant, may be revealed.


The Committee will meet three times a year and at such additional times as the Committee Chair deems it relevant. Where possible, Committee meetings will be convened at different sites and states.


The Committee will comprise a minimum of three members to assist with facilitation and advice on content.

General information about the Committee