Making Sustainability Convenient

The NACS Sustainability Playbook

Since the rise of the “green to gold” movement more than a decade ago, convenience retailers have increasingly developed and incorporated business goals and KPIs into their strategic plans that focus on sustainability. However, the meaning behind sustainability is often misconstrued. At its core, the concept is to meet current needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. For businesses, it presents opportunities to grow sales and increase efficiencies.

The NACS Sustainability Playbook was published just as the world was facing the effects of an economic downturn brought on by the coronavirus pandemic. While this resource provides timeless guidance, it also can help businesses sustain themselves by:

  • Reducing costs
  • Growing your customer base
  • Creating efficiencies
  • Fostering a community spirit 

Content throughout this resource highlights where retailers can take credit for initiatives that are doing well and identifies opportunities to do more. Every business is on a different level of their sustainability journey, and we encourage retailers to use this Playbook as a guide for advancing the areas most relevant to your business today and consider how other areas could transform your business in the future.