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An up-close assessment of Walmart’s sustainability index

24 May

Read the full story at GreenBiz.

In Marc Gunther’s recent article about Walmart and its efforts to make toy production more sustainable, he calls the Walmart supplier Sustainability Index “the biggest environmental initiative in the company’s history,” and Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) agrees. He also questions whether “Walmart is taking this too far””and “how the world’s largest retailer is exercising its market power.”

With a 25-year track record challenging companies to make decisions that are good for the environment and the economy, we at EDF are used to asking such tough questions.

That’s precisely why we have an EDF office based in Bentonville, Ark., dedicated solely to working together with Walmart to advance sustainability. Because we don’t take money from the company, we can push hard to achieve the kinds of transformational change of which it is capable.

When it comes to the Sustainability Index, we’re on board. And here’s why…

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1 Comment

Posted by on May 24, 2013 in Supply chain

 

One response to “An up-close assessment of Walmart’s sustainability index

  1. DW

    May 26, 2013 at 11:28 am

    Reblogged this on EnrgResrch and commented:
    Walmart probably has more market and supply chain transformation potential than the USGBC. It’s worth paying attention to the “sustainability” and green marketing decisions they make.

     

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