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Wal Mart Sustainability

How Top Manufacturers Are Taking the Lead on Sustainability

Linda Mayer | Posted 04.21.2013 | Green
Linda Mayer

Environmental sustainability, once relegated to the margins of most businesses (unless they engaged in greenwashing tactics that looked good for PR bu...

Wal-Mart Discovers 'Made in America' -- Again

Al Norman | Posted 03.24.2013 | Business
Al Norman

We can be sure of one thing: Wal-Mart has promised before that it would Buy American -- and it didn't. Like Sam Walton's promises 20 years ago, Bill Simon's rediscovery of American manufacturing in 2013 isn't worth the paper his press release was printed on.

Local Food or Less Meat? Data Tells the Real Story

Andrew Winston | Posted 08.28.2011 | Green
Andrew Winston

It would seem logical that the best way to shrink your food-related carbon footprint associated would be to buy from near by. But it turns out that this assumption is wrong.

Consumers Never Liked to Pay More for Green to Begin With

Andrew Winston | Posted 07.16.2011 | Green
Andrew Winston

To the extent that the premium-priced green products named by the Times have taken a hit, consumers' disdain isn't news: Recession or not, mass consumers never loved paying extra for green.

Wal-Mart Plays With Our Food

Andrew Winston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Andrew Winston

Wal-Mart's recent announcements continue a five-year campaign to green the supply chain, but they add in some interesting new twists as well. The entire agricultural sector and everyone who eats will feel the ripples of these moves.

Wal-Mart Plans Drive To Greatly Expand Its Sustainable Agriculture Practices

nytimes.com | STEPHANIE CLIFFORD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Wal-Mart Stores announced a program on Thursday that would focus on sustainable agriculture among its suppliers, as the retail giant tries to expand i...

Why Sustainable Agriculture is Important to Everyone

Andrea Thomas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Andrea Thomas

Sustainable agriculture is a tremendous opportunity for Walmart to make a difference across a range of issues and in a number of people's lives.

What the Election Means (Or Doesn't) For Sustainability

Andrew Winston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Andrew Winston

For those of us who are working for a more sustainable, healthy, and profitable future for companies, communities, and our country, we should channel Martin Luther King, Jr. who once said, "We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope."

Wal-Mart: The Largest (Sustainable) Company Ever

Andrew Winston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Andrew Winston

Wal-Mart's pursuit of sustainability in its operations, and in particular in its supply chain, is changing the way products are made globally. Their scale will force everyone else to speed up

Sony Sees the Value of Zero

Andrew Winston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Andrew Winston

Though corporate green efforts have grown exponentially in the last decade, most initiatives fall woefully short of what's necessary to meet the enormous sustainability challenges we face.

Green News Report -- March 4, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport Now available via Stitcher Radio's way cool iPhone app! Now available via Stitcher Radio's way cool app! Listen on your iP...

It's the Sustainability, Stupid

David Becker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Becker

Consumer trust in business has dropped dramatically in the last two years. A transitory marketing campaign and TV media buy is not going to win back consumers. What can work is a long-term focus on sustainability.

"A Plastic Bag Is a Pain in the Butt"

Andrew Winston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Andrew Winston

Nothing compares to the coordinated global attack on plastic bags. Once your product is declared a pain in the butt, where do you go from there?

Wal-Mart Making Its Suppliers Go Green

Business Week | Adam Aston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Wal-Mart has always been an intimidating taskmaster in China, extracting the lowest possible prices from suppliers. Last year it raised the bar a notc...

Wal-Mart Goes Local ... So?

Isabel Cowles | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Isabel Cowles

Wal-Mart is giving local farmers an audience again: by bringing this food into a space where the public shops, its stores will make local produce visible, accessible and affordable.

Wal-Mart and a World of Good

Graham Hill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Graham Hill

Wal-Mart is, for all its downsides, better run and more profitable than the U.S.A., and seems more efficient at making changes that our government can't or won't make.

2009: The Year of Light Green

Andrew Winston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Andrew Winston

What will happen now in this damaged economy? It would be silly to suggest that the intensity of the focus on green will continue unabated. But we'll see a form of what I'll call "light green" this year.

Are Larger Changes Cheaper than Small Steps?

Andrew Winston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Andrew Winston

When the very significant dust settles from the financial meltdown and recession, most of the environmental pressures we all face will still be there. So are we moving fast enough?

The Green Wave Marches On: Wal-Mart in China

Andrew Winston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Andrew Winston

I recently attended the Wal-Mart Sustainability Summit in Beijing. There are times you know you're watching something special.

Wal-Mart Demands Greener Standards Of Factories

Treehugger | Alex Pasternack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Perhaps the world's biggest, boldest convert to sustainability, and the company about which we're most ambivalent, Wal-Mart announced today its most a...

Are These Energy-Saving Measures Wise... Or Wacky?

Andrew Winston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Andrew Winston

Some ideas, like Wal-Mart putting doors on refrigerated cases and cutting energy use 70% in that aisle, are head-slappingly obvious. But some wacky energy-saving ideas can be wise, too.

Wal-Mart Stores To Source More Local Produce

Green Biz | GreenBiz Staff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

In a bid to offset the rising cost of fuel, Wal-Mart plans to expand its offerings of fresh fruits and vegetables grown and shipped from local farms a...

Wal-Mart Releases Sustainability Report Card

New York Times | CLAUDIA H. DEUTSCH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Officially, Wal-Mart Stores released a "comprehensive report of its sustainability efforts" yesterday. But the much-anticipated document could more ac...