Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Wal-Mart and Safeway Look To Greener Pastures

There is a lot of news coming out from grocer and retail merchandisers
talking about the green steps they are trying to take when is comes to
corporate sustainability and corporate responsibility.

Safeway, for instance, is already using wind energy to power its on-site
fuel station; and now, they have installed a solar panel atop one of their
locations, which will provide 20% of the energy needed to run the facility.
More information about these initiatives is available at

Making more steps towards a greener future, Wal-Mart announced that they are
kicking off an initiative to measure how much energy their suppliers use to
produce and provide the products sold at Wal-Mart. The hope is that the
study will reveal ways they can work together more efficiently and reduce
their environmental impact.

Wal-Mart expects the project to reduce overall packaging by five percent and
save 667,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide from entering the atmosphere.

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