16 May '11, 2am

On the road to solid sustainability reporting, Walmart gets one step closer #environment #sustainable

Last week as environmentalists across the country were getting excited for the 41st annual Earth Day, EDF’s Walmart team was eagerly anticipating another annual event – the release of Walmart’s 2011 Global Responsibility report . This is Walmart’s fourth sustainability report, and our third year blogging about it, and we are pleased to see that this year’s report shows continued improvements in areas where we’ve been encouraging progress (e.g. transparency, setting meaningful goals, strong metrics). It was inspiring to read Mike Duke’s introductory message and hear the boss himself emphasize that not only are transparency and accountability part of being a responsible company but they make Walmart “a better company” (his emphasis, not mine). With the exception of a few projects and stories, there was consistent inclusion of significant metrics for its sustainability projec...

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