Wal Mart : The Top Corporation

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Established in 1962 by Sam Walton, Wal-Mart has since been known as the top corporation in the world. According to the Global Fortune 500 list, Walmart is ranked number one--meaning they are the leading public corporation according to their gross revenue. Wal-Mart embodies the notion of the “American Dream”. Sam Walton was always on the search for lower prices, and “equal opportunities” for his employees. Not only was Wal-Mart characterized as being charismatic and frugal, but they were already ahead of their competitors technologically. By the early seventies, Wal-Mart has been integrating the use of computers to monitor specific items and their paths between different stores and warehouses, and they were also used to reduce…show more content…
Wal-Mart states that they are working toward 100% renewable energy. “At the end of 2013, we had more than 335 renewable energy projects in operation or under development across our global portfolio. These projects provide our facilities with more than 2.2 billion kilowatt hours of renewable energy annually.” However Walmart has a total of 5,187 retails just alone in the United States so you compare that they have 335 projects in operation globally compared to the number of stores they have in the United States.We believe that Walmart is not trying hard enough to be actually be environmentally sustainable. Walmart has received positive press in their promise to go green, and one of their promises was to expand the use of renewable energy. Yet we have found an increase on greenhouse gas emissions. Compared to other major corporations there is a lag on the percentage of renewable energy. They have also been issuing a Global Responsibility Report since 2005. “Walmart has a highly unsustainable business model, built on shipping goods long distances, selling mountains of very short-lived products, and big sprawling stores that entail lots of driving.” They have a corporate sustainability campaign that is not doing anything about the overall impact. How do we know that

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