28 Mar '12, 10am

Walmart’s Sustainability Efforts Stall Under New Leadership

Walmart’s Sustainability Efforts Stall Under New Leadership

“Just before Scott stepped down in 2008, at a hugely publicized event in Beijing, Walmart pledged to make Chinese suppliers agree to comply with labor and environmental laws and standards starting in January 2009. (All other suppliers were to comply by 2011.) Yet of its 2011 Global Responsibility Report, Walmart had no updates except to say that the compliance agreement ‘is being strengthened.’ “Walmart had previously committed to eliminate 25 percent of solid waste from its US stores by October 2008. In its 2011 responsibility report, Walmart said it had no data for 2005, 2006, and 2007. Instead, it touted a ‘waste-redirection’ rate of 64 percent in the 2010 fiscal year. In 2008, Walmart pledged to boost energy efficiency by 20 percent per unit produced at 200 Chinese factories. In April 2011, it announced 119 factories had hit the target. Yet later that month, the Enviro...

Full article: http://www.triplepundit.com/2012/03/walmarts-sustainabili...

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