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

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

Walmart is making progress, but still has a long way to go to reach its high sustainability goals, according to its Global Responsibility Report released Monday. The company in 2005 set goals of being totally supplied with renewable energy, having zero waste and selling products that sustain people and the environment. In addition, it said in 2010 that it would eliminate 20 million metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions from its supply chain by the end of 2015. That equals one-and-a-half times the company’s estimated global carbon footprint growth over those five years. And the focus on its supply chain means that Walmart's goals could ripple through broad swaths of the economy. Since 2010, the company has eliminated more than 120,000 metric tons of emissions -- a growth from the 88,000 metric tons that Walmart told GreenBiz it had eliminated back in March -- and has iden...

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