12 Mar '12, 4pm

How Big Is The Gap Between Walmart's Sustainability Rhetoric & The Reality?

How Big Is The Gap Between Walmart's Sustainability Rhetoric & The Reality?

Though Walmart has positioned itself near the top of the EPA list of corporate green power purchasers , it has done so by somewhat juking the stats, calculating it's renewable energy usage on stores in just certain states. Though the company has pledged to go 100% renewable, nationally just 2% of its electricity comes from renewable sources. It will take 300 years at current rates of expansion to hit its target. Despite genuine efforts to improve energy efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas emissions , theses projects "are too modest to match the scale of the company's operations." In other words, company expansion is outpacing efforts to reduce climate impact. "Walmart's price pressure on manufacturers is undermining the quality and durability of consumer goods, which has contributed to a sharp increase in the amount of stuff Americans buy and a doubling of the trash house...

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