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Sustainability and Wal-Mart's environmental efforts are frequently in today's news - see below for some of the biggest stories.
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Wal-Mart Packaging Scorecard Begins Today
BENTONVILLE, Ark., Feb. 1, 2008 -- Wal-Mart begins using a scorecard today that will rate its suppliers' progress on making product packaging more sustainable.
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Wal-Mart's Packaging Scorecard Takes Effect
Feb. 4, 2008 - Wal-Mart has officially begun using its packaging scorecard to rate suppliers on their progress toward developing sustainable packaging. Wal-Mart buyers will use the scorecard as a decision-making tool, assessing each suppliers' ability to help the company meet its goal to achieve a 5% packaging reduction by 2013.
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Wal-Mart Packaging Reduction Plan Could Save $11 Billion
Wal-Mart plans to measure its 60,000 worldwide suppliers on their ability to develop packaging and conserve natural resources. Wal-Mart expects the project to reduce overall packaging by five percent and save 667,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide from entering the atmosphere.
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Wal-Mart Packaging Scorecard Goes Live
On February 2, 2008, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. officially begin using its packaging scorecard to rate suppliers on their progress toward developing sustainable packaging, as well as their ability to help Wal-Mart reach its company-wide sustainability goals to reduce waste, use renewable energy and sell sustainable products. Wal-Mart buyers will be able to use the scorecard as a tool when making purchasing decisions. First unveiled at the Clinton Global Initiative in 2006 and put through a trial phase for the past year, the scorecard is Wal-Mart's next step in moving toward its goal to achieve a 5% packaging reduction by 2013.
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Wal-Mart Buyers Put Packaging Scorecard Into Practice
BENTONVILLE, Ark., Jan. 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Tomorrow, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. will officially begin using its packaging scorecard to rate suppliers on their progress toward developing sustainable packaging, as well as their ability to help Wal-Mart reach its company-wide sustainability goals to reduce waste, use renewable energy and sell sustainable products. Wal-Mart buyers will be able to use the scorecard as a tool when making purchasing decisions. First unveiled at the Clinton Global Initiative in 2006, and put through a trial phase for the past year, the scorecard is Wal-Mart's next step in moving toward its goal to achieve a 5 percent packaging reduction by 2013.
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