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Using energy-ef fi cient store designs, new lighting technologies, and experiments with renewable energy Designing and building stores with plumbing fi xtures that save up to 30 % more water. Fig. 3 Target product sustainability standard ( ) Sustainable Measures Taken by Brands, Retailers, and Manufacturers 127
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Target s commitment to communities goes well beyond sustainability. The company has committed $1 billion to education by the end of 2015, in addition to the roughly $4 million a week to the communities to make them safer, happier, and healthier places to live. 3.6 Walmart Walmart is reputed for its sustainable activities on the social, environmental, and economic fronts ( - sustainability ). Walmart has been continually focusing on supply chain capacity building, worker safety initiatives, women s empowerment initiatives, community investment programs (e.g. scholarships for migrant workers), anti-human traf fi cking, stakeholder engagement programs, a global social compliance program, retail market compliance, color-coded factory rating system (95 % green/yellow factories), worker helplines, orange school program (training to selected factories and suppliers, pro- viding hands-on training to resolve high-risk social and environmental violations), violation correction training (in which the factories with higher-risk observations are requested to attend the training for a better understanding of the Walmart ethical practices), supplier development program, supplier roundtable, the Walmart zero- tolerance policy for unauthorized subcontracting, hunger-relief grants (at the local, state, and national levels), disaster relief, and emergency operation centers. Sustainability 360 is a comprehensive view of the business that integrates the ideas, actions, and enthusiasm of all its suppliers, associates, and customers around the world. Walmart is taking numerous steps to reduce emissions, with techno- logical advances in energy-ef fi cient equipment, focused reduction efforts in refrigerant losses, reduced carbon intensity of utility power, and increased deployment and consumption of renewable energies. Since 2009, the Walmart has been committed to developing a Global Sustainability Index as the new retail standard for the twenty fi rst century. This index is integrated along with the work of The Sustainability Consortium into the business and is tied to buyer incentives and performance evaluations. Sustainable agriculture is a new initiative of Walmart that supports farmers and the farming communities. 4 Sustainable Measures Taken by Manufacturers 4.1 DyStar DyStar s sustainability strategy is twofold: reduce the company s own environ- mental impact and help customers to reduce their environmental impact ( http:// ). The company has zeroed in energy, 128 T. Vadicherla and D. Saravanan
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greenhouse gas emissions, water, and waste as the main environmental impacts to address. DyStar has set an optimistic target of reducing environmental impacts in
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