Wal-Mart’s green plan for its Chinese suppliers

Posted by Laura Grant on April 9, 2008
Posted in Business

Thirty percent of the goods produced in China for export are apparently purchased by one US retail giant, Wal-Mart. And as part of moves by the mega-retailer to green up its supply chain, it plans to hold a meeting with about 1,000 Chinese producers to push them to reduce their environmental impact, Greenbiz.com reports. “The company plans to reduce the amount of packaging used by products by 5 percent by 2013 and created a packaging scorecard to help suppliers see where they can make improvements.” Read more on Greenbiz.com.
Via :: The Daily Green

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2 Responses to “Wal-Mart’s green plan for its Chinese suppliers”

  1. Randy Robertson
    April 28th, 2008 @ 7:21 am

    Nice. Its refreshing to see a pro-Walmart article from an environmentalist.

    Its good to know that some environmentalists actually care about the environment more than they care about suppressing capitalism and its big evil corporations.

  2. laura
    May 7th, 2008 @ 8:33 pm

    I wasn’t trying to be pro-Wal-Mart. I find it incredible that a third of China’s exports goes to one retailer. People in developed countries have a lot to say about China’s environmental problems, but how much of these problems are a result of producing goods to meet the voracious demands of consumers who shop at giant retailers like Wal-Mart? I think it’s great that Wal-Mart has decided to take steps to reduce its environmental impact. It obviously has enormous influence. But a 5 percent reduction in packaging by 2013 isn’t really a great leap forward.

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