Wal-Mart Seeks to Save Energy
Wal-Mart's chief executive announced specific environmental goals to reduce energy use in its stores. Their goals are to increase the fuel efficiency of the truck fleet by 25% over the next three years and double it within ten years, invest $500 million in technologies that will reduce greenhouse gases from stores and distribution centers by 20% over the next seven years, and they also want to design a new store within four years that is at least 25% more energy efficient. Wal-Mart is also pressuring thousands of companies worldwide to follow their lead. Most critics said that while this is an admirable gesture to save energy Wal-Mart is just trying to divert attention away from their image problems. I think that they really do care about the envoronment, but maybe they are trying to divert attention away from the lousy wages they offer.