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CW Insider, July 20: Watching Walmart

12:28 PM MDT | July 17, 2009 | Robert Westervelt

Walmart this week announced plans to establish a single source of data for evaluating the sustainability of its products, an effort that by extension could capture or impact nearly everything that the industry produces. The first phase is a survey to evaluate supplier sustainability efforts in four areas: energy and climate; material efficiency; natural resources; and people and community. The second, and more sweeping, phase of the program calls for development of a global database of information on the lifecycle of products--from raw materials through disposal...

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