Wal-Mart's Sustainability Initiative - The Packaging Scorecard

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Case Code : BECG097
Case Length : 17 Pages
Period : 2006-2009
Pub Date : 2009
Teaching Note :Not Available
Organization : Wal-Mart Stores Inc.
Industry : Retail
Countries : USA

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The history of Wal-Mart can be traced back to 1962 when Sam Walton (Walton) and his brother James Lawrence 'Bud' Walton opened the first Wal-Mart discount store in Rogers, in Arkansas, US...

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The Packaging Scorecard

In September 2006, as a part of the Clinton Global Initiative , Wal-Mart announced that it would introduce a 'Packaging Scorecard' which would help it to reduce the amount of packaging materials required and encourage suppliers to use packaging materials which were environment friendly. Wal-Mart announced its aim to reduce packaging materials requirements by 5 percent by 2013 and thereby save US$ 3.4 billion...

The Launch

On February 01, 2007, Wal-Mart started sharing the 'tools and processes' of the Packaging Scorecard with all its suppliers. The Scorecard enabled Wal-Mart's 60,000 suppliers to enter, store, and track data, learn and share the results for the next one year. The company gave its suppliers a year's time to comply with the requirements of the Packaging Scorecard...

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