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Wal-Mart and Sustainability: A Good Match?
Wal-Mart is one of the world's largest big-box stores. The company has long been known and/or criticized for its low prices, its questionable employee relations practices, and its source of products (particularly those coming from Asian countries). However, many people fail to consider Wal-Mart's sustainability practices. Wal-Mart, like other major corporations, is placing focus on going green and maintaining financially responsible sustainability practices.
According to Wal-Mart's website, the company has three broad environmental goals that all directly relate to sustainable finance:
- To be supplied 100 percent by renewable energy;
- To create zero waste;
- To sell products that sustain people and the environment.
Wal-Mart evidently believes that "being an efficient and profitable business and being a good steward of the environment are goals that can work together." This should be the motto of every major international corporation - that if you're smart about it, profit and sustainability don't have to be mutually exclusive. Wal-Mart's broad environmental goals are "simple and straightforward" yet speak volumes about the company's commitment to the future of our planet.
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