Walmart and Target Join Forces for a More Sustainable Beauty Aisle

Aug 4, 2014 10:15 AM ET

In our 2013 CSR trends round up, we commented on companies turning to unlikely partners to solve complex CSR issues, including Nike's partnership with NASA, the U.S. State Department and USAID. Now, the power of unexpected alliances reemerges, this time in a collaboration between two of America's biggest retailers – who just happen to be direct competitors.

Retail rivals Walmart and Target are coming together in the name of beauty. The two organizations will co-host the first-everBeauty and Personal Care Products Sustainability Summit organized by Forum for the Future in September. The Summit will bring together stakeholders from across the beauty and personal care space to "map the landscape in which companies and organizations are operating, [and] explore common concerns" all with an end goal of providing consumers with safer and more sustainable options.

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