Walmart Engages Stakeholders on Twitter

walmart-triplepundit-csrwireIn honor of the release of the latest version of their Global Responsibility Report, Walmart’s SVP, Sustainability Andrea Thomas participated in a Twitter chat to answer questions about the report and sustainability at Walmart from the company’s many stakeholders. The chat was hosted by Nick Aster from TriplePundit and Aman Singh from CSRwire.

Around 130 Tweeters participated, peppered Walmart with questions about everything under the sun. Many participants asked insightful questions about the contents of the report and Walmart’s process for pulling it together. The company also got a lot of tough questions about their social and environmental record.

We commend Walmart for meeting stakeholders in a public forum like a Twitter chat and listening to their feedback. It can be tough for an organization as large and multi-faceted as Walmart to do so, but simply showing up and listening is a tremendous step towards true stakeholder engagement. We think they did a great job responding to questions and we can’t wait to do it again.

Read on for a Storify summary of the chat…

In this Twitter chat hosted by TriplePundit and CSRWire, we got to ask Walmart’s SVP of Sustainability Andrea Thomas about their recently released 2013 Global Responsibility Report. Here’s a brief summary of our the conversation. Get the whole thing at #WMTgreen!

http://storify.com/nickaster/walmart-answers-questions-on-their-sustainability

Jen Boynton

Jen Boynton has been the editor in chief of TriplePundit, for 8 years! With over 6 million annual readers, TriplePundit is the leading publication on the Triple Bottom Line. Prior to TriplePundit, Jen received an MBA in Sustainable Management from the Presidio Graduate School and a degree in Sociology from Pitzer College. She spent a few years in the non-profit policy sector as well, but we won't talk about that. In her work with TriplePundit she's helped clients from SAP to PwC with their sustainability communications messaging. When she's not at work, she volunteers as a CASA -- court appointed special advocate for children in the foster care system. She enjoys losing fights with her toddler overload and eating toast scraps. She lives with her family in sunny San Diego.