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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.

Coca-Cola, Walmart Join Oxford in Boosting Women’s Equality Worldwide

Oxford University’s Global Business Coalition for Women's Economic Empowerment (GBC4WEE) initiative is striving to improve the economic inclusion of women worldwide; joining the…

The Global Apparel Industry Hopes a New Tool Can Eliminate “Audit Fatigue”

This week, the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) released an update to the Higg Index, the global apparel industry’s standard to assess environmental and…

Walmart Boasts About ‘Natural Light’ at New HQ, But Overlooks Better Transport Options

When it comes to its new headquarters, Walmart's announcement of a new "Home Office" is following the lead of other companies such as…

Will Whole Foods’ Lower Prices Make Sustainable Food More Accessible?

The Amazon acquisition of Whole Foods closed earlier this week, and some prices have been significantly reduced. Is this evidence that healthful and…

Hurricane Harvey Demonstrates Critical Value of ‘Big Government’

While companies have a critical part in assisting relief efforts with their supplies, staff and facilities, Hurricane Harvey reminds us the role that…

As Global Slavery Rates Rise, Corporations Struggle to Respond

Millions of individuals still live in slavery or other forms of forced labor. A high-level meeting in the Australian city of Perth attempted…

3p Weekend Round-Up: Latest Count on Companies Standing Against Racism

First a trickle, now a flood: top CEOs are boycotting Trump's councils -- and taking action against hate to fill the president's leadership…

As Walmart Stores Close, Communities Suffer Economic Fallout

As Walmart shutters more locations, the evidence suggests that communities left behind could find themselves in a worse economic lurch than when the…

Walmart Boycott Over Climate Change Looming . . . Or Not

Walmart is setting itself up for a boycott over its position on climate change and the Clean Power Plan rollback, but the chances…

Grocery Trade Association Launches New Food Dating Initiative: Can It Work?

Two trade associations says they will team up to standardize food labeling nationwide. But will the new labels actually alleviate consumer confusion and…

Making Money (And A Difference) in Earth 2017

Smart and clean technologies are on the cusp of disruptively reshaping our buildings, vehicles and businesses. This mega trend is the business opportunity…

Responding to Food Safety Concerns, Walmart Invests $25 Million in China

In response to purity scandals, Walmart plans to invest at least $25 million in Chinese food safety research. The investment promises to revamp…

‘Green Giants’ Prove That Sustainability Sells

In her new book, "Green Giants," Freya Williams makes the business case for sustainability and profiles nine companies with green products that achieve…

Target Inches Closer to Selling 100 Percent Sustainable Seafood

Target is edging closer to 100 percent sustainable seafood, due to close work with its environmental partner, FishWise.

Beef Industry’s Ties to Deforestation — Wake-Up Call for Brands

A new Union of Concerned Scientists report claims that the international beef sector is responsible for twice as much deforestation than palm oil,…