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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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RFID Technology Offers Sustainability Opportunities in Korea and Beyond

A visit by Leon Kaye to a RFID trade show in Korea gave a lesson on how RFID can play a role in…
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Walmart’s UK Arm Saves $110 million Through CSR Initiatives

British supermarket chain, ASDA has learned a lot from its parent company, Walmart, to boost its sustainability ratings. Their CSR initiatives saw some…
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The Big Thirst: Water Woes and What to Do About Them

“The golden age of water is over,” asserted Charles Fishman, author of “The Big Thirst,” as he shared a sweeping view of global…
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Big Retailers Help Organic Cotton Market Surge 20%

A new market report estimates that the global organic cotton market will increase 20 percent in 2011 to an estimated US$6.2 billion value.…
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Could Walmart Revive the Downtowns They Helped Kill Long Ago?

Walmart has long been criticized for contributing to the decline of downtowns in small cities across the USA. But could its Express stores…
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Walmart Takes Another Step Towards Food Sustainability

It appears that retail giant Walmart is ready to take another step on its sustainability journey. Sources within the food industry are reporting…

Major Retailers Show that Disaster Management is an Integral Part of CSR

Disaster management is rapidly becoming a very important area of CSR. Although some natural disasters strike very suddenly and the only response that…
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Documentary Review: Economics of Happiness

TriplePundit has covered the subject of how economic growth correlates (or doesn’t) with happiness and genuine progress before. A new documentary called the…
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“Green Builds Business” is Restoring Jobs, the Economy, and the Environment

America is searching for a path that will restore jobs, the economy and our environment. The Green Builds Business program created by the…
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Walmart Donates $500,000 Towards Urban Wildlife Protection

Urban wildlife conservation is a growing branch of conservation ecology with good reason. Due to increase in human encroachment on forest lands, more…
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Dispatch From Milwaukee: Successful Launch of “Green Builds Business” Entrepreneur Bootcamp

The American dream is being realized in Milwaukee. Local Hispanic business owners are designing and implementing green projects that will accelerate the restoration…
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Walmart Grant Gives U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce a Green Business Initiative for its Members

The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) received a grant from Walmart to conduct a city-by-city initiative tailored to Hispanic entrepreneurs and…
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Rotisserie Chicken, Biofuel and Sam’s Club: Creative Sustainability

When Walmart established its lofty goal of eliminating all landfill waste generated by U.S. operations by 2025, managers were probably a little unsure…
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Interview: Jeff Rice On Walmart’s Green Supply Chain Best Practices

This post has been edited since it was first published. Jeff Rice, Director of Sustainability for Walmart, has a vision for his job…
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Can “EcoDriving” Really Improve Fleet Efficiency?

By Pankaj Arora The concept of Ecodriving has been around for some time now. But has it managed to deliver any concrete and measurable…