Gallery: Institute for Local Self-Reliance Calls Walmart’s Sustainabili...


Walmart’s Sustainability Campaign is now in its seventh year, and according to a new report by the Institute for Local Self Reliance, the retail giant’s progress has been less than stellar: “At its current pace, Walmart will need roughly 300 years to reach its goal of 100 percent renewable energy.” With the installation of solar panels on 130 Californian super stores, and the purchase of 180 million kilowatt-hours of wind power in Texas each year, the ISR reports that Walmart still only manages to derive less than two percent of its power from these renewable sources, and with operating profits of $25.5 billion last year Walmart noted in their most recent sustainability report that “it has sometimes been difficult to find and develop low-carbon technologies that meet our ROI.”

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