The other day he wrote about non-profit Environmental Defense's search for a "Corporate Partnerships Project Manager"...in Bentonville, Arkansas. Employed by Environmental Defense, the incumbent would be work with Wal-Mart on environmental issues.
From Environmental Defense's mission statement:
"Environmental Defense is dedicated to protecting the environmental rights of all people, including future generations. Among these rights are clean air, clean water, healthy food and flourishing ecosystems."Wal-Mart has made recent announcements about employee relations practices. I'm rarely in a Wal-Mart, so I have no further impressions, beyond what I've seen in Hibbing, Minnesota.
How you treat your people is a component of sustainability. A firm with 1.3 million employees can make a difference.
I hope that they will!
(And read Barbara Ehrenreich' Nickeled and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By In America, for her experience as a Wal-Mart Associate and in other low-wage jobs.)