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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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Costco’s CEO Supports a Minimum Wage Hike: What Gives?

Costco CEO Craig Jelinek has scored plenty of praise, and cynicism, for his support of an increase in the U.S. minimum wage.
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Why Michelle Obama’s Business Case for Healthier Food Won’t Move the Needle

Michelle Obama’s column “The Business Case for Healthier Food Options” tries to show CEOs and Wall-Street the business case for doing the right…
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Brands Need Social Sustainability to be Truly Sustainable

The apparent disconnect between the real, increased sustainability performance of top global companies and the public's negative perception of same companies may lie…
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Ann Taylor Loft Joins the Sustainable Apparel Coalition

ANN INC., the parent company of the leading women's specialty retail fashion brands Ann Taylor and LOFT has joined the Sustainable Apparel Coalition…
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How Walmart’s Bribery in Mexico Soiled One of The World’s Most Sacred Historic Sites

The sordid tale of how Walmart used bribery to plunk a Bodega Aurrera supermarket in the shadow of the pyramids of Teotihuacán, Mexico…
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The Year in Sustainability: Walmart 2012 in Review

2012 has been a roller coaster at Walmart, with questions about its sustainability plan, the fire in Bangladesh, Black Friday and the treatment…
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A Real War on Waste Has Yet to Be Declared

As Matthew May recently explained on the Harvard Business Review, being lean does not have to be mean; a war on waste has…
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Latest Garment Factory Fire Shows Apparel Industry Puts Profits Before Workers

The latest tragedies in the garment factories were devastating in particular – not because they spoiled the holidays for retailers and fashion industries,…
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An Open Letter to Walmart and Michael T. Duke on Human Capital Accounting

A letter to the CEO of Walmart requesting the consideration and integration of human-cost accounting as part of their sustainability initiatives.
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Disgruntled Employees and Extended Black Friday Hours = Deflated Sales

The debate over the extended Black Friday hours overlooks one important fact: that retail workers are now the face of poverty in the…
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The CSR Christmas List: Who’s Naughty and Who Is Nice?

This month Consumer Reports came out with a “Naughty and Nice” list that focuses on what companies succeeded and failed. We have our…
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Black Friday Today, Personal Sustainability Tomorrow

Looking for an alternative? Explore the sharing economy By Adam Werbach and Andy Ruben Today we’re launching yerdle, a purpose-driven company with the…
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Stick It to Black Friday 2012 by Shopping At Stores That Truly Help Others

Looking for an alternative? Explore the sharing economy While some of us prefer to stay warm and snuggle in our living rooms Thanksgiving…
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Thanksgiving Night Store Openings Prompt Employee Complaints

This year Walmart is opening at 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving for Black Friday, the earliest the retailer has ever opened.
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Walmart Attempts to Halt Black Friday Strikes

In response to numerous strikes at stores and warehouses around the country recently, and in anticipation of more on Black Friday, Walmart asks…