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How sustainable business practices help the bottom line

Looking after the global commons can cut costs and foster growth

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Integrating sustainable practices into a company’s operations can improve business performance, spur technological innovation, inspire brand loyalty, and boost employee engagement.

That is our experience at Walmart, where investments in sustainability and efficiency in our own operations – and those made by our suppliers – have enabled us to save money, while striving to support jobs and help reduce impact on the environment.

Our mission is to save our customers money so they can live better. We strive to achieve this in part by focusing on our operational efficiencies, energy expenses, waste reduction and cost-effective procurement of renewable energy. We believe that our focus on sustainability is right for our customers, for our associates, and for our bottom line.

Read the full article in The Guardian

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