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Wal-Mart boss says he will press suppliers in race to go green · Asda owner sets target to cut packaging 5% by 2013 · Sustainability now mainstream, says chief Julia Finch, City editor Friday February 2, 2007 The Guardian The chief executive of the world's biggest retailer yesterday stepped up the pace in the race to be green with a series of initiatives to cut its own giant carbon footprint - and those of its suppliers, customers and staff. Lee Scott of Wal-Mart, which operates some 7,000 stores in 14 countries, employs 1.8 million staff and owns Asda in the UK, said the current generation had a "responsibility" to live more sustainable lives to "leave a healthier humanity and a healthier planet to future generations". He outlined a "six path" strategy that he insisted could be delivered without compromising growth or profits. Mr Scott outlined his "Sustainability 360" campaign in London last night at a lecture to UK business leaders hosted by the Prince of Wales. He said the vast retailer, which is the world's second biggest company after Exxon Mobil, was determined to make its merchandise "affordable and sustainable" so that customers could "do the right thing . .. for this planet". Speaking to The Guardian before last night's lecture Mr Scott insisted the new initiative was not part of a "greenwash" PR campaign to improve the image of Wal-Mart, which is regularly accused of crushing smaller rivals, squeezing suppliers and paying poverty wages to thousands of workers. "This is not an advertising campaign," he said. "This is not a publicity campaign.
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This note was uploaded on 06/24/2008 for the course SCM 355 taught by Professor Pearson during the Spring '08 term at ASU.

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