Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Wal-Mart Rolls Out Details on Environmental Stewardship

First, apologies for being out the last couple of days: lots going on, though much of it good...

Wal-Mart continues it's campaign to address at least some of its critics with an announcement of firm environmental goals, including
...increasing fuel efficiency in Wal-Mart's truck fleet by 25 percent over three years and doubling it within 10 years; investing $500 million annually in efficient energy technologies at stores; and cutting solid waste from U.S. stores and Sam's Clubs by 25 percent in three years.
Critics are dismissing these goals as rhetoric, and taking note of CEO Lee Scott's "punt" on the wages issue by claiming that Congress needs to raise the minimum wage. He's right, but that doesn't necessarily translate to better wages for Wal-Mart employees. This is getting interesting to watch...

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