18 Feb '12, 12pm

Sustainable Shopping: Walmart and Target go head to head on environmental issues

Sustainable Shopping: Walmart and Target go head to head on environmental issues

Balancing sustainability with profitability can make the difference between a successful company and complete failure. It can also have a large impact on the health of the environment. This is especially the case with companies as big as Walmart and Target. Managing sustainability goals for a company as big as these retail behemoths is a challenging, yet important job. Considering company policies, Walmart subjectively takes the ‘eco-friendly cake” on business sustainability when compared to Target. Though Target seems to have workers’ rights and wages more at heart, providing benefits for both full-time and part-time employees, Walmart has more distinct, tangible environmental goals for the present and future. Some of Walmart’s strategies for a sustainable future include featuring eco-friendly and efficient products, a strict solid waste recycling policy, and the sale...

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