Over the course of 2012, Walmart has continued to strengthen their commitment to environmental stewardship and sustainability. Ambitious improvements to their global supply chain, the widespread adoption of the Walmart sustainability index and major investments in renewable energy as well as locally sourced food have propelled Walmart to a leadership position in sustainability. The launch of the Walmart Green Room blog in January underscores the company’s openness to dialogue on these issues and many more.
In keeping with its commitment to transparency and stakeholder engagement, on November 12, 2012, Walmart will hold a live Twitter chat in collaboration with CSRwire and TriplePundit to offer an in-depth discussion about the new report.
The live Twitter chat will focus on Walmart’s accomplishments over the past year, key metrics, and how the company will continue to lead positive change internally with employees, and externally with its suppliers, customers and regulators.
The chat will be led by Brooke Buchanan, Dir, Communications & Sustainability at Walmart, and will include other Walmart associates. CSRwire’s Editorial Director Aman Singh and TriplePundit founder Nick Aster will help facilitate the chat, providing an opportunity for journalists, bloggers, industry analysts and other interested parties to get an in-depth look at Walmart’s sustainability strategy.
Date: Monday, November 12, 2012
Time: 5:00pm EST
Where: To register, drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and join us on Twitter at #WMTcsr
Accounts to follow: @WalmartGreen @triplepundit @csrwire @nickaster @amansinghcsr
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT) helps people around the world save money and live better – anytime and anywhere – in retail stores, online, and through their mobile devices. Each week, more than 200 million customers and members visit our 10,300 stores under 69 banners in 27 countries and e-commerce websites in 10 countries. With fiscal year 2012 sales of approximately $444 billion, Walmart employs more than 2 million associates worldwide. Walmart continues to be a leader in sustainability, corporate philanthropy and employment opportunity. Additional information about Walmart can be found by visiting http://corporate.walmart.com, on Facebook at http://facebook.com/walmart and on Twitter at http://twitter.com/walmartnewsroom. Online merchandise sales are available at http://www.walmart.com and http://www.samsclub.com.
Founded in 2005, TriplePundit (3p) is a new-media company for the business community that cultivates awareness and understanding of the triple bottom line – an expanded spectrum of values and criteria for measuring organizational success: economic, ecological and social. With monthly readership exceeding 250K unique readers and tens of thousands more across social media, 3p is among the leading online destinations for conversations on sustainable business.
CSRwire is the leading global source of corporate social responsibility and sustainability news. Founded in 1999 to advance the movement toward a more economically-just and environmentally-sustainable society and away from single bottom line capitalism, CSRwire has paved the way for new standards of corporate citizenship, earning the international respect of thought leaders, business leaders, academics, philanthropists, activists and the media community.