12 Jan '12, 10pm

Dot Earth Blog: Can Wal-Mart Push Both Sustainability and Consumption?

I’ve been asked that question many times, and I truly believe that everyone – individuals, NGOS, businesses, governments – absolutely everyone must step up and be responsible for the caretaking of our planet. That includes corporations, and as the world’s largest retailer, we have a unique ability and responsibility to make a difference. We can use our size and scale to lead change on a global scale. With more than 100,000 suppliers, our decisions to use only sustainable palm oil in private-label products or source beef that has not contributed to deforestation in Brazil creates a ripple effect and others follow. It also results in change that makes its way into shopping carts and homes around the world. People will always need food, clothing and other necessities, but if we can provide healthier, more sustainable options at prices everyone can afford, then we should. We m...

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