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Saturday, April 14, 2007

Wal-Mart Responds to Article About The Whole Backing Down From Organics Thing

Jeff over at Green Options (my blog home away from home) has posted Wal-Mart's response to BusinessWeek about their recent article:
A representative of the company passed the letter along to Green Options, and we've published it in full below. Wal-Mart's efforts to "green" its products and operations will have an enormous effect on the supply of and demand for more sustainable options in the marketplace, so we believe this conversation about the company's commitments needs to happen through a broad range of media channels.
I recommend reading the letter posted in full by GO (it basically says the BusinessWeek article misrepresented Wal-Mart, and that Wal-Mart is still committed to selling organic items while staying true to their Always Low Price guarantee.)

2 Comments:

  • Well, the fact that Wal-Mart chose to respond at all seems like a good sign, since they are a ginormous corporation and don't have to do anything they don't want to do. It tends to suggest to me that they are, as they say, committed to organic foods. What do you think?

    Janis Mara
    www.ecotality.com

    By Anonymous Janis Mara, at 15:59  

  • Hi,

    It makes me sick to hear the "low price" crap. I do not set my foot into a Wal-Mart, no matter what. I was talking to a paper manufacturer (cascades), and they are committed to making paper with a very high amount of recycled fibers, which is totally good, the only problem I had with them is that they are selling in Wal-Marts only. Eventhough the product is good, I don't agree with the philosophy of Wal-Mart.

    In my mind, every product has the same price tag. Lets say a proper peace of furniture using FSC wood, built locally (every aspect of it being green) and the similar product at a Wal-Mart which might only be 30% of the price, both cost the same, just not to the person that buys the funiture. 1/3 of the price might be the cost for environmental damage for shipping the product from China, the other 1/3 might be health care for the kid that built the furniture in China that is now sick from all the toxic waste produced by the manufacturing process'.

    Everything always has a cost.

    By Blogger rethinkable, at 22:58  

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