Five years into its sustainability mission, the world's largest retailer is getting some respect
WHEN THE ENVIRONMENTAL Defense Fund set up an office in Wal-Mart's hometown of Bentonville, Ark., in 2007, staff members spent several hours each week answering the same question from donors: Why are we working with Wal-Mart? It was a legitimate question at the time. Wal-Mart hadn't become the world's largest retailer by playing nice. But the non-profit organization and other groups had heard then-CEO Lee Scott's now-famous “21st Century Leadership” speech, in which he committed the ...
REGISTER TO VIEW THIS ARTICLE - Register for a Free Account
Why Register for FREE?
Registering for content on Supermarket News will give you INSTANT access to invaluable articles and media content that industry professionals rely on. You will have access to our special reports, feature articles, and industry analysis. It’s FREE, easy and quick. What are you waiting for! In addition you will also receive complimentary access to the SN salary survey data tables.
Attention Paid Print Subscribers: While you have already been granted free access to SN we ask that you register now. We promise it will only take a few minutes! Or visit your profile and add your print magazine account number and zip code.