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Walmart: CSR and Sustainability News

Walmart Stores, Inc. operates retail stores in various formats worldwide. The company was founded by Sam Walton in 1962, incorporated on October 31, 1969, and publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange in 1972. It is headquartered in Bentonville, Arkansas.

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Walmart Shoots Down Assault Rifles

Walmart said it won’t be selling high-powered rifles that hold multiple rounds of ammo anymore. This is a big deal because Walmart is…
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Big-Time Companies Hop Aboard the Climate Pledge

Thirteen well-known companies have signed President Barack Obama’s climate pledge, each promising to tackle environmental issues in its particular field. Here are their…
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How Walmart and Costco Can Shift the Food Industry on Animal Welfare

Both Walmart and Costco have been in the news this summer for their positions on animal welfare. While Walmart has been lauded for…
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Ikea Demonstrates That, Dirty or Not, Fuel Cells are Coming

Ikea hooked up with Bloom Energy to become the latest high-profile global company to adopt fuel cells for clean, renewable on-site energy generation.
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Walmart’s New Fees Have Worrisome Sustainability Implications

Walmart recently announced it will require all suppliers to pay warehousing and shelf-stocking fees. The retail giant claims the changes are aimed at…
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Top Retailers Discontinue Confederate Flag Merchandise

Spurred by the Charleston massacre -- and subsequent protests to remove the Confederate flag from South Carolina's capitol building -- mega-retailers like Walmart…
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Walmart Adopts Groundbreaking Animal Welfare Policy

Walmart, the largest food retailer in the U.S., recently announced a new animal welfare policy. It’s a policy animal rights groups are calling…
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Walmart and Feeding America Partner to End Hunger Through Service and Selfies

Now in its second year, the Fight Hunger Spark Change campaign seeks to donate up to $3 million to Feeding America and secure…
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Walmart Showcases Women-Owned Companies

Retail giant Walmart zeros in on highlighting products from women-owned businesses through the use of a newly polished label. The “Women-Owned” initiative will…
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Flushable Wipes: Another Marketing Lie, and Homeowners Pay a Huge Price

As any knowledgeable plumber or wastewater manager will tell you, there is no such thing as flushable wipes.
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TJ Maxx Follows Walmart’s Lead, Promises to Boost Wages

The parent company of TJ Maxx announced it will raise wages for its employees to a minimum of $9 an hour, starting in…
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Walmart Unveils Virtual Sustainability Shop

Walmart will now be highlighting 10,000 "best in class" sustainable products across 80 categories as Sustainability Leaders.
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Benetton Finally Agrees to Contribute to Rana Plaza Victims’ Fund

Benetton announced last week that it would contribute to a fund set up to compensate victims of the Rana Plaza factory collapse in…
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Walmart to Increase Wages to $9 an Hour for 500,000 Workers

Stop the presses: Walmart just announced that it will increase wages to $9 an hour for half a million workers by April. Could…
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Walmart, Target, Walgreens, GNC Accused of Selling Fake Supplements

Critics of the supplements industry will be calling for more regulations after what has been discovered at Walmart, Target, GNC and Walgreens.