The Better Retail Better World movement aims to encourage shops and businesses to achieve a series of stretching targets by 2020, using the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as a framework.
Retailers taking part will share knowledge and best practice, as well as publicly disclosing progress on these goals.
Richard Pennycook, Chairman of the British Retail Consortium, said: “This is part of a growing movement for change. It is time for the retail industry to show what it can do for the common good.
“We are taking collective action to build a better, more prosperous and sustainable world and demonstrating how we are making a positive contribution to society, in terms of the supply chain, food packaging and waste.”