Well maybe not products, but at least electronics. In keeping with its Sustainability 360 initiative, Wal-Mart has announced that its electronic suppliers will have to fill out scorecards indicating the environmental impact of its products. These score cards cover â€œenergy efficiency, durability, upgradability, end-of-life solutionsâ€, packaging and the use of non-toxic chemicals. These scorecards will be used by Wal-Mart and made available to shoppers in order to help them make green decisions when buying electronics.
As the worldâ€™s largest retailer, everything they do has a humongous impact. With every step Wal-Mart takes, an army marches along behind it. Already Wal-Mart has taken steps to use more renewable energy and encourage fluorescent light bulbs. If suppliers change their ways for Wal-Mart, it is likely they will sell the greener products at other, if not all, stores too.
Via: WalMartFacts.com and TreeHugger