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Rank 59 of 500

59 Wal-Mart Industry Sector: Retail→

Company Remarks

After a late start, has recently embraced green initiatives with a passion. Its three major sustainability goals: to operate solely on renewable energy, create zero waste, and sell products that conserve resources. By 2012, will require suppliers to source 95% of their production from factories receiving one of its two highest rankings in environmental and social audits.

Categories Score Industry Sector Ranking Top 500 Ranking
Trucost Data. CDP Data.*Company Reported.
Green Score 80.38 6th 59th
Environmental Impact Score 59.20 45th 204th
Greenhouse Gas Emissions 21,365,100.00    
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Green Policies And Performance Score 41.06 25th 221st
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Reputation Survey Score 100.00 1st 1st

* Due to a miscalculation, the Green Rankings significantly overstated ConAgra’s Water Use, thus giving it an incorrect Environmental Impact Score and Green Score. ConAgra should have been ranked 342 overall. ConAgra’s Environmental Impact Score and Green Score are not directly comparable to other company scores due to the miscalculation previously noted. We regret the error.

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    KLD Research & Analytics, Inc., an independent investment research firm, served as lead data consultant and calculated the rankings It was also responsible for generating the Green Policies and Performance section of the rankings. KLD analyzes environmental, social and governance data on companies worldwide.

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    Trucost, a leading international environmental data firm, specializes in quantitative performance measurement and management. The Environmental Impact Score in the rankings is based on its global database.

  • Corporate Register Logo conducted the Reputation Survey for the green rankings. Based in London, it is the world’s largest online directory of company-issued social responsibility, sustainability and environment reports.

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    ASAP Media, founded by journalists/editors Peter Bernstein ( and Annalyn Swan (, served as Newsweek’s editorial partner, initiating and coordinating the green rankings project. ASAP Media specializes in creating magazine, book and web content.

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