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Walmart’s Sustainability Agenda

Touch the Soil News #540 (feature photo – solar panels on the roof of a Walmart supercenter (photo courtesy of Walmart CC 2.0). It’s hard to wrap one’s mind around Walmart having a sustainability agenda. Nonetheless, that is exactly what Walmart CEO Doug McMillon announced recently. Among McMillon’s visions are the following:   Doubling the sales of locally grown produce in the United States. Sustainably sourcing 20 key commodities including bananas, coffee and tea. Implementing a new plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Be supplied by 50 percent renewable energy by 2025. Empower associates (employees) through career advancement and training. Goal is to be a preferred employer in the U.S.…

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