January 28, 2008 by Rachel Cericola
Cheap goods usually mean bad things for the environment. Wal-Mart wants to change that.
The retailer wants to start selling more environmentally friendly goods, which includes TVs and AC units. Lee Scott, Wal-Mart’s president and CEO, says he wants to see each store’s flat-panel TV assortment 30 percent more energy efficient by 2010.
Twice says that the energy savings on the TVs could power more than 53,000 homes for an entire year.
“It is important for all of us to understand that there are a number of issues facing the world that will profoundly affect our lives and our company,” Scott said in a recent release. “I am talking to you about issues like international trade, climate change, water shortages, social and economic inequities, infrastructure and foreign oil. Wal-Mart can take a leadership role, get out in front of the future, and make a difference that is good for our business and the world.”
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