Many aspects of your business operations affect human health and the environment in countless ways and may be regulated by the EPA. Each decision you make regarding freight transportation, waste management, product selection, facility management and construction of new facilities can have significant environmental impacts. The Retail Industry Portal gives you quick access to the many programs and resources that can help avoid and reduce environmental impacts at retail establishments. Two types of resources are available:
Compliance Resources to help you meet current regulatory obligations. In addition to understanding the Federal regulations, also see individual state regulations as they may be more stringent than federal regulations.
Sustainability Resources to help you voluntarily go beyond regulatory obligations to protect the environment. Businesses and other institutions have a wide variety of opportunities to practice environmental stewardship. From the way you manage your operations to the products and services you offer customers, businesses can play an important role in protecting the environment and preserving natural resources.