Walmart Sustainability

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Unformatted text preview: R WAL-MART ACADEMIC THOUGHT LEADER Source: Information provided by Walmart. NGO NGO THOUGHT LEADER THOUGHT LEADER SUPPLIER THOUGHT LEADER Walmart’s Sustainability Strategy (A) OIT-71A p. 27 Exhibit 4 Sampling of Issues and Opportunities facing Walmart’s Sustainable Value Networks PRODUCT NETWORKS Chemical Intensive Products Network No basic health of environmental data exists for 71 percent of the most widely used chemicals in the U.S. today. World Watch Institute A random blood test of Americans will show measurable amounts of 200 chemicals that did not exist a century ago. Lester Brown, Plan B 2.0 China China has surpassed the U.S. as the world’s leading consumers of coal, steel, grain, and meat. Earth Policy Institute Pollution costs the country more than $54 billion per year; six of the world's ten most polluted cities are in China; and acid rain falls on onethird of the country. CommonDreams.org Food and Agriculture Agriculture accounts for over two-thirds of the world’s water withdrawal. United Nations Food & Agriculture Organization In the U.S., fresh produce travels an estimated 1,500 miles from the farm to the dinner table. World Watch Institute Forest Products Every second an area of forest the size of a football field is clearedthat’s 86,400 football fields a day. Global Forest Alliance In tropical forests, it’s estimated that 137 species become extinct every day. Global Forest Alliance Jewelry Mining the amount of gold needed to yield one gold ring generates 20 tons of mine waste. Earthworks In China, the number [of people] living in poverty dropped from 648 million in 1981 to 218 million in 2001the greatest reduction in poverty in history. The World Bank The OK Tedi mine in Papua, New Guinea generates 200,000 tons of waste per daymore than all the cities in Japan, Canada, and Australia combined. David McKay, Mineweb Electronics The U.S. generates 2,124,400 million tons of ewaste per year. EMPA Materials Science & Technology Seafood 1 billion people reply on seafood as a primary source of protein....
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