Wal-Mart Commits to Making Stores in China More Eco-Friendly
(Oct. 22) Wal-Mart Stores announced a major effort to make Wal-Mart China a leader in sustainability in China by committing to make its stores more sustainable. The company will design and open a new store prototype that uses 40% less energy and will reduce energy use at existing stores by 30% by 2010.
In addition, during the next two years, Wal-Mart China will aim to cut water use in all of its stores in half by investing in new hardware and systems and developing best practices that will help its associates and stores use water more efficiently.
The company also pledged to bring more environmentally sustainable products to its store shelves.