16 Apr '12, 4pm

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 sustainable company. But is it doing enough? via @MarcGunther

[Editor's note: In this analysis, GreenBiz Senior Editor Marc Gunther examines Walmart's latest sustainability report and asks: Is it good enough? For more on the just-published report and results, see Eric Louie's post, "Walmart creeps forward on its sustainability goals." ] Walmart, the world’s biggest retailer, is “becoming a more sustainable, responsible company and building meaningful, long-term change.” So says Mike Duke, the company’s CEO, in the introduction to Walmart’s 2012 global responsibility report, which was released today. [By the time you read this, it should be available for download here. ] Assuming he’s right -- and I think he is -- that’s good news. But is it good enough? The 126-page report is jam-packed with data and anecdotal evidence. It lists 10 ways that Walmart made a difference last year. Among other things, the company: Reduced waste by 80 per...

Full article: http://www.greenbiz.com/blog/2012/04/16/has-walmart-becom...

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