16 Apr '12, 11am

Walmart 2012 CSR Report: Focus on Waste, Renewables, Local Food

Walmart 2012 CSR Report: Focus on Waste, Renewables, Local Food

: Walmart has set an ambitious long term goal of running its U.S. stores and distribution centers on 100 percent renewable energy. The goal is not only ambitious because of its size, but because of cost. To install solar panels on all of its properties now would spike prices so high that Walmart would have to raise prices that would in turn dent the company’s profits. So Walmart has moved incrementally, and just last week hit a milestone with its 100th solar installation in Colorado . Walmart stores in Canada and China completed their first solar installation as well. So far the clean energy Walmart uses to power its stores, which is about 22 percent of the company’s electricity needs, is enough to fuel 78,000 American homes annually. While the company has a long way to go to hit that goal in eight years, a dose of perspective is needed. Walmart is the second largest buyer...

Full article: http://www.triplepundit.com/2012/04/walmart-2012-csr-repo...

Tweets

Walmart is on its way to becoming a more sustainable company. But is it doing enough? via @MarcGunther

Walmart is on its way to becoming a more sustai...

greenbiz.com 16 Apr '12, 4pm

[Editor's note: In this analysis, GreenBiz Senior Editor Marc Gunther examines Walmart's latest sustainability report and ...

Walmart's Gives Itself a Green Pat on the Back ...

treehugger.com 17 Apr '12, 4pm

Walmart has just released its latest sustainability report, covering how much it has reduced waste, increased locally grow...

Walmart creeps forward on its sustainabilty goals: Walmart is making progress on its sustainability goals, but i...

Walmart creeps forward on its sustainabilty goa...

greenbiz.com 16 Apr '12, 1pm

Walmart is making progress, but still has a long way to go to reach its high sustainability goals, according to its Global...

Race for Renewables' Game-changers Heats Up:

renewableenergyworld.com 16 Apr '12, 1pm

Some are casting their gaze upward for the answer, very high upward — about 6700 metres where potential exists for space-b...

Race for Renewables' Game-changers Heats Up

renewableenergyworld.com 16 Apr '12, 1pm

Some are casting their gaze upward for the answer, very high upward — about 6700 metres where potential exists for space-b...

Marissa Mayer Nominated to Walmart Board of Directors

Marissa Mayer Nominated to Walmart Board of Dir...

searchenginewatch.com 17 Apr '12, 9pm

Marissa Mayer , Google vice president, local and maps, has been nominated to join Walmart’s board of directors. Walmart ho...

Is your stuff falling apart? Thank Walmart.

Is your stuff falling apart? Thank Walmart.

grist.org 11 Apr '12, 2pm

Forever in blue jeans, babe? Not anymore. Photo: bburky My friend Tony’s closet is as good a place as any to begin an inve...

How DuPont is getting to zero waste

How DuPont is getting to zero waste

greenbiz.com 12 Apr '12, 3pm

Zero's a good number when it comes to sustainability. Zero emissions. Net-zero energy buildings. And, of course, zero wast...

Healthcare Industry Meets to Reduce Waste

Healthcare Industry Meets to Reduce Waste

earth911.com 14 Apr '12, 2pm

Hospitals and other healthcare facilities produce four billion pounds of waste annually. Photo: Flickr On April 3, 11 of t...

2012 Ford Focus Electric: First Drive Review

greencarreports.com 19 Apr '12, 2pm

I really like the look of the Focus and that is a strong point for me over the LEAF which has a look that is ... well... y...

Italy cuts FiTs in an effort to “balance” renew...

renewableenergyfocus.com 16 Apr '12, 5am

The Government said the measures, which will particularly hit the country’s burgeoning PV sector, will “balance” renewable...

Recycle something you no longer need:

Recycle something you no longer need:

earth911.com 16 Apr '12, 3am

The first national Earth Day was held on April 22, 1970. An estimated one in 10 Americans participated, drawing attention ...

Renewables Driving Electricity Prices to Negative Some Afternoons (& Cutting into Baseload Power Plants’ Market

Renewables Driving Electricity Prices to Negati...

cleantechnica.com 15 Apr '12, 7pm

Renewable sources of energy such as solar and wind have been outstripping the electricity supply of traditional baseload (...

Food waste, pictorially speaking

Food waste, pictorially speaking

eatdrinkbetter.com 07 Apr '12, 8am

When we discuss food waste we tend to focus on the hows, so I thought you guys would dig this infographic that gets into w...