19 Apr '11, 9am

Waste Diversion, Renewable Energy Among Highlights of Walmart’s 2011 Sustainability Report

Waste Diversion, Renewable Energy Among Highlights of Walmart’s 2011 Sustainability Report

Finally, Walmart is addressing the criticism it has received over the years for its impact on society. The company has pledged to source from more minority- and women-owned businesses, and right now that spending hovers at around US$10 billion. Ethical sourcing is also on Walmart’s radar, and a frank scorecard on the global audit of its supply chain is at the end of its report . Where Walmart could face some criticism in this latest report, however, is when it discusses its employees . Like its television commercials, the section on its work culture and “associates” is more feel-good and lacks the hard data that the company discloses through the rest of the report. Partly that can be explained by the recent litigation in the US that reached the Supreme Court and naturally labor issues are an uncomfortable subject for world’s largest employer. Nevertheless, CSR professional...

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