I liked a quote in THIS article

“it’s really consumers setting the agenda, not the retailer. “Our customer is becoming much more articulate about needs in this space,” she said. “The best way to do it is to work together as an industry.”–Andrea Thomas, senior VP-sustainability for Walmart, the flagship U.S. retailer of the Walmart Stores.

The industry is changing and with Wal-Mart continuing to stay strong on adapting their policies to more sustainable practices, people take notice and begin to join.

“So, for example, Adam Werbach cites a Wal-Mart worker who walked into a break room one day and wondered why the Pepsi vending machine had a light inside. Knowing that the company was committed to becoming more energy-efficient and sustainable, the worker removed the bulb. Word spread. Eventually, Wal-Mart’s CFO decried that all the unneeded lights be taking out of all the vending machines in the stores. “That one simple effort saved about $1 million in energy costs,” Werbach says. Just as important, Wal-Mart’s PSPs have helped working-class people in the middle of the country to environmentalism–something that I doubt the Sierra Club has been able to do.”–find this quote here


One Comment to “Walmart”

  1. Joy: really good collection of thinking and evidence. I enjoyed reading your learning curve, observations and direction. Keep blogging! Good stuff.

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