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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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Target Teams Up with GoodGuide to Rate Sustainable Products

Target is teaming up with the makers of GoodGuide to develop a Sustainability Product Standard to rate thousands of products for health, transparency…
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Would 69% of Americans Turn Down a Job Due to a Company’s Poor Reputation?

New survey found that 69 percent of Americans would not take a job with a company that had a bad reputation, even if…
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Walmart Launches Great Value LED Lightbulbs for Less Than $10 in All U.S. Stores

Walmart recently announced the launch of a Great Value line of LED lightbulbs for less than $10 at all of its U.S. stores…
Tom Steyer launches new TV ad series against Keystone XL Pipeline.

New Ads Against Keystone XL Pipeline Take Climate Action to New Level

Billionaire investor Tom Steyer's NextGen Climate Action group has launched a series of four TV ads to build public action against the proposed…
Inside A Garment Factory As Government Plans To Constitute Panel To Identify Structural Safety Of Garment Factories.

Women, Garment Work and Safety: Clothes to Die For?

The poor working conditions in garment factories in Bangladesh affect mostly women, but apparel retailers and manufacturers can and should improve them. The…
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Most Retailers Get a Failing Grade for Their Electronics Recycling Programs

The e-recycling system is still very much based on the options retailers provide us with, and as a new report released by the…
Solidarity with Bangladesh

5 Lessons from Post-Bangladesh Action

Is fast fashion any more sustainable now due to the new safety plans signed by European and American fashion companies? How far we…
Walmart

Walmart Pleads Guilty to Dumping Hazardous Waste in California

Walmart pled guilty in a federal court in San Francisco to dumping hazardous waste into sanitation drains in California.
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Kidzania: Preparing Kids for a Better World

The world-renowned kids' theme park, Kidzania, plans to launch its first U.S. destination in 2015. The idea has definitely caught on with the…
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SBIO Semi-finalist 2013 Interview: LaborVoices

Meet SBIO semi-finalist: LaborVoices, who is utilizing mobile technology to solve human rights issues within global supply chains.
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Why Most American Companies Didn’t Sign the Bangladesh Safety Agreement

Why would major European companies sign this agreement while American companies refuse to do so? Are European fashion companies and retailers simply more…
Deadly factory disasters in Bangladesh, like this one that took place on April 25 in Savar, have spurred global apparel companies to improve safety.

Multinationals Agree to Safety Accord for Bangladeshi Factories

In the wake of the Rana Plaza factory fire in Bangladesh last month that killed over 1,100 workers in the deadliest industrial accident…
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Will You Pay 10 Cents More Per T-Shirt?

According to an estimate all we need to do to prevent the next tragedy in Bangladesh is to pay extra 10 cents per…
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Will Walmart Follow Nike’s Path in the Wake of Bangledesh Factory Fire?

Nike got serious about CSR after a run of bad press over sweatshops in the 1990s. Will the Bangledeshi fire persuade Walmart to…
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Hundreds Die in Bangladesh, You Save Money

Three hundred and thirty-six people have died since an eight-story building housing thousands of sweatshop workers collapsed in Bangladesh’s capital of Dhaka. Many…