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Walmart fleet efficiency

Walmart, General Mills, Anheuser-Busch Improve Freight Efficiency, Cut Emissions

Improving efficiency and environmental management in freight operations is becoming increasingly important to global brands including Kellogg’s, Walmart, Anheuser-Busch, Apple, Adidas, General Mills, H&M, Lowes, CVS and Hershey’s, according to an Environmental Defense Fund blog. Jason Mathers, a senior manager at EDF on supply chain logistics, writes that while some … Read more »

CVS Health Joins Ceres Company Network

CVS Health is the newest — and first pharmacy — to join Ceres company network, which includes 65 leading companies from sectors such as automotive, apparel and footwear, technology, food and beverage, and financial services. Companies that join the Ceres network strive to integrate environmental and social performance into their … Read more »

Hazardous Chemicals Found in Halloween Supplies

Target, Walmart, Kroger, CVS, Party City and Walgreens are among the retailers whose Halloween costumes and party supplies contain hazardous chemicals, according to a study by the Ecology Center’s HealthyStuff.org project. The project tested 106 Halloween related products, including costumes, accessories, decorations and party favors, and found chemicals that are … Read more »

Retailers Make ‘Minimal Progress’ on Carbon Targets

Retailers such as Carrefour, Costco, Ikea, Tesco and Walmart should aim for more comprehensive carbon disclosures and collaborate to define meaningful GHG emissions reduction strategies for the industry, according to Verdantix. The analysis of GHG emissions by Verdantix, Carbon Strategy Benchmark: Retail Sector, covers grocery retailers Aeon, Carrefour, Costco, John Lewis, … Read more »

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Walmart, Target Partner on Product Sustainability

Walmart and Target have teamed up to improve sustainability in the personal care and beauty industry. The two companies, along with nonprofit Forum for the Future, last week co-hosted the Beauty and Personal Care Products Sustainability Summit in Chicago. Representatives from suppliers including Procter & Gamble, Unilever, Estee Lauder and L’Oreal … Read more »

Verdantix Names Top Sustainability Assurance Suppliers

Verdantix Names Top Sustainability Assurance Suppliers

Bureau Veritas, Deloitte, DNV, EY, KPMG and PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) are the six leading suppliers of sustainability assurance, according to a Verdantix report. Increased scrutiny of environmental, social and governance disclosures in financial and sustainability reports will require Fortune 500 firms to seek much more comprehensive assurance of their sustainability data … Read more »

Study Finds Hazardous Chemicals in Holiday Garlands

Beaded holiday garlands from CVS, Walgreens, Lowe’s, Home Depot, Target and Walmart contain hazardous chemicals, according to research by the Ecology Center. The Ann Arbor-based nonprofit tested 106 beaded products, including 19 beaded holiday garlands from the six national retailers as well as 87 previously used Mardi Gras beads from … Read more »

CVS Coastal Cleanup

CVS Employees Collect 11 Tons of Trash

CVS Caremark employees collected about 11 tons of trash from shorelines across the US in partnership with the Ocean Conservancy in an effort to promote clean waterways, the pharmacy chain says. The CVS Caremark Shoreline Cleanup, a national environmental employee engagement campaign, has held five cleanup events this year, collecting … Read more »

Whole Foods Tops Green Cosmetics Retailer Ranking

Whole Foods Tops Green Cosmetics Retailer Ranking

Whole Foods Market has been named the leading major retailer of non-toxic cosmetics in a report by the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics. The grocery chain scored nine out of a possible ten “kisses” in Retailer Therapy: Ranking Retailers on Their Commitment to Cosmetics Safety, which investigated cosmetics for sale at … Read more »