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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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…
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How to Sell Sustainability Within Corporate America

Sustainability within corporate America has become mainstream, and a new report discusses the value of expertise, communication and numbers.
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Top 10 Mistakes in CSR Communications

We covered the seven signs of a great CSR report a few weeks ago, but the truth of the matter is, we see…

State of Alabama “Bans” Sustainable Development (aka “Agenda 21”)

Anyone who naively thought that we all wanted to find our way to a future where the air was still breathable, the water…
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Interfaith Coalition Urges Walmart to “Take It Back”

It is proxy season, which means all kinds of shareholder resolutions and protests are targeting some of America’s largest companies for a host… image

Not Sold in Stores: Why Organic Tampons Aren’t Reaching Conventional Retail Shelves

Organic cotton tampons have yet to make it onto the shelves of large, conventional stores in the U.S such as Target and Walmart.…
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Interview: Plug Power’s Fuel Cells Lift Customers’ Products and Profits

Over the past week, I spoke with several top executives of fuel cell companies. Today I share my conversation with Andy Marsh, CEO…

Walmart’s Foundation Gives $71 Million to the Environment

Last year, the Walton Family Foundation, heirs to the Walmart fortune, gave environmental conservation grants totaling $71.4 million to 160 organizations around the…

10 Ways Walmart is Failing on Sustainability: Can It Improve?

To help people better evaluate Walmart’s claims of being a green leader, Food & Water Watch and the Institute for Local Self-Reliance have…

Exclusive Interview: Walmart’s Andrea Thomas, SVP Sustainability

Bill Roth sits down with Andrea Thomas, Walmart's Senior Vice President of Sustainability, to discuss how Walmart is evolving an enterprise-scale business process…

Scaling Stonyfield Yogurt

Gary Hirshberg explains how he scaled Stonyfield and stayed true to his values at the same time.