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Hazardous Waste eLearning for Retailers  

This eLearning is a great place to discover key elements of hazardous waste management in retail, including how to conduct waste determinations, determine generator requirements, and identify waste from retail operations.


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Financial Literacy for Retail Curriculum: Finance 101 and 201

This eLearning contains two financing modules - Finance 101: Understanding the CFO and Translating Metrics and Finance 201: Innovative and Alternative Options. Created for retail energy and sustainability professionals, these trainings provide insights relevant across sectors and roles for professionals at all levels of financial literacy. Both are designed to meet the requirements of several professional accreditations’ continuing education programs by providing optional graded assessments and completion certificates.


COMING SOON: Introduction to Environmental Regulations For Retail.

Naem EHS&S Forum 2018

The Center for Retail Compliance, an initiative of the Retail Industry Leaders Association, will co-host the 2018 RILA Retail Environmental Compliance (REC) committee meeting preceding NAEM's EHS and Sustainability Management Forum. This a FREE educational meeting open to all retailers and will include presentations by industry experts, regulators and retailers from top brands! 

Topics include:
EPA advocacy update
Round table discussions
Regulatory updates
And More!

Separate registration is required to attend NAEM.  You do not have to attend the 2018 NAEM forum in order to participate in the committee meeting.

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While you're in Louisville, stick around for NAEM's 2018 EHS and Sustainability Management Forum. Both the 2018 NAEM Forum and the REC Committee meeting will be held at the Louisville Marriott Downtown. Now in its 26th year, the Forum is the "can't miss" event of the year for EHS and sustainability leaders. Partnering with RILA for the second year to host more than 700 EHS and sustainability leaders, attendees can enjoy speakers & topics designed for retail leaders. 

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CRC regional workshops and networking events give retail compliance professionals an understanding of environmental compliance topics through hands on exercises and peer discussion.

NEXT WORKSHOP: 2018 California Environmental Compliance Workshop - September 25, 2018 in Irvine, CA


FREE retailer-only one-day regional workshop on retail hazardous waste and environmental compliance in California. Workshop participants will enhance their understanding of complex environmental regulations and how they are applied in retail.

Corporate retail professionals, including environmental staff, field support personnel, regional compliance staff, and regional retailers. Please note, this workshop is not intended to replace corporate operating procedures or training.



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Spring Hazardous Waste Webinar Series

RSVP for our FREE Spring Webinar Series. This series provides registrants with an overview of the regulations, operational best practices, and details how to optimize your environmental program. Don't miss your chance to hear from experienced practitioners in retail environmental compliance who previously contributed to programs at top U.S. retailers.

March Webinar

When: March 23, 2018, 3-4 pm ET

Topic: Overview of Federal Hazardous Waste Regulations

Overview: The first webinar in our Spring 2018 series will provide an overview of U.S. hazardous waste regulations in retail. 

April Webinar

When: April 20, 2018, 3-4 pm ET

Topic: State Variations in Hazardous Waste Regulations

OverviewThis second webinar takes a deeper dive into U.S. hazardous waste regulations in retail, including important state differences and implementation of the Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule. 

May Webinar

When: May 18, 2018, 3-4 pm ET

Topic: Environmental Programming for Retail

OverviewThe final webinar discusses the “how to” when implementing an environmental program to manage environmental risk in your operations.

Speaker Bios:


Pat Perry Werneiwski: 

Pat is an environmental professional with more than 30 years of experience working on environmental programming for the retail sector. Having led teams and created environmental programs for CVS Health and Target Corporation, Pat’s vast experience with solid and hazardous waste, environmental management, and sustainability initiatives make her a leader in retail environmental compliance. 

John Storlie:

John is a Professional Geologist and environmental consultant specializing in the integration of environmental compliance practices into standardized business programs at retail. Over the last 30 years, John has developed and implemented Environmental Management Systems (EMS) for the retail sector, and has consulted on retailer programs for solid and hazardous waste, hazardous materials transportation, stormwater management, and other environmental areas.

Other Training Materials

Environmental Compliance Training for Retail Professionals Curriculum  

        • Information on relevant training for environmental managers and staff

Environmental Law 101​ 

        • General information about environmental law from Environmental Law Institute

Last Update: 7/12/2018 2:05:57 PM