Walmart: Giving Manufacturers a Reason to Move Ahead in Sustainability

By Kimberly Knickle – July 17, 2009
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On July 16th, Walmart announced plans to develop a worldwide sustainable product index during a meeting with 1,500 of its suppliers, associates, and sustainability leaders at its home office in Bentonville, Arkansas. Walmart claims the index will establish a single source of data for evaluating the sustainability of products, but a better way to think about it is as a starting point for evaluating the sustainability of the suppliers themselves. Walmart is going to do this through a series of 15 questions, w


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