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Walmart Launches Sustainable Products Shop

Walmart Launches Sustainable Products Shop

Walmart yesterday launched its Sustainability Leaders shop, an online shopping portal that helps customers identify and purchase products that are produced in an environmentally and socially responsible way. The Sustainability Leaders shop is the customer-facing iteration of Walmart’s Sustainability Index, launched in 2009 in collaboration with The Sustainability Consortium (TSC). … Read more »

World’s 100 Most Sustainable Companies Announced

World’s 100 Most Sustainable Companies Announced

Westpac Banking is the most sustainable company in the world, according to Corporate Knights, the Toronto-based media and investment research firm that compiles the annual Global 100 index. The Australia-based financial service provider topped the 2014 iteration of the corporate sustainability index and has a long history of leadership in … Read more »

Global Compact

Sustainability Stock Index Firms Beat Overall Market

Ford, General Electric, Intel, Hewlett-Packard and Campbell Soup are among the companies listed on a stock index of sustainability leaders launched yesterday by the UN Global Compact that shows a total investment return of 26.4 percent during the past year, surpassing the general global stock market. Companies listed on the … Read more »

Walmart

Walmart to Reduce Toxic Chemicals in Products

Walmart says it will work with suppliers to reduce or eliminate toxic chemicals in its products and cut its agriculture fertilizer use on as many as 14 million acres of farmland in the US by 2020. In its effort to reduce fertilizer use, Walmart says it will require suppliers that … Read more »

Walmart Launches The Sustainability Consortium in China, Sets Supplier Targets

Walmart today announced a series of sustainable supply chain initiatives including a $2 million Walmart Foundation grant to launch The Sustainability Consortium (TSC) in China, and a target for suppliers to use the company’s Sustainability Index. Walmart pledged that, by the end of 2012, it will buy 70 percent of … Read more »

Walmart Sustainability Index ‘Ahead of Schedule’

Walmart yesterday said its Live Better Scorecard – the company’s sustainability index to assess the environmental impacts of its products – is ahead of schedule, but did not say when it would be completed. The company also made announcements yesterday related to its monitoring of beef suppliers, and the installation … Read more »