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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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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…
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Walmart Warehouse Workers Striking; Many More Planned for Black Friday

The last six months have brought an unprecedented number of Walmart strikes, with many more likely coming on Black Friday. These strikes follow…
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Walmart Stakeholder Twitter Chat Summary

Earlier this week, in partnership with CSRWire, we hosted a twitter chat with Walmart’s Brooke Buchanan – Director, Communications & Sustainability at Walmart.…
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Monday, Nov 12: Stakeholder Twitter Chat With Walmart

We're excited to be launching a new collaboration with CSRWire and a new TriplePundit tool: A moderated stakeholder Twitter chat for companies. The…
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Should Walmart Use Buyer Incentives to Help Green Its Supply Chain?

Walmart decided to add sustainability performance to its buyers’ performance evaluation to ensure they will take sustainability into account in their decision-making process,…
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Walmart to Save $150 Million Thanks to Sustainability Programs

Walmart announced last week the company could save as much as $150 million during the company’s 2013 fiscal year due to several of…
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McDonald’s Addresses Sustainable Beef Sourcing

Finding how to reduce the impact of the raising of the cattle, which is responsible for the largest part of McDonald’s ecological footprint,…
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Michigan’s Sustainable Businesses Inspired by Bill McKibben

The Green Meets Black conference highlighted Michigan-based companies like Dow Chemical, Herman Miller, GM and Cascade Engineering who were making sustainable strides, but…
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How Local is Walmart’s Local Produce?

Wal-Mart’s vow in 2010 to double its sales of locally-sourced produce by 2015 created two camps – those who believe this step can…
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GM Foods: Heading for a Train Wreck?

The longstanding battle raging over genetically modified foods seems to be heading towards some kind of climax.
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Walmart Installs Massive Wind Power Turbine in California

While Walmart has not given a deadline of when the retail giant plans on reaching that 100 percent renewables goal, the movement towards…