SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS STUDENT ORGANIZER

Background:

Value-Mart is the world's largest discount retailer. It has mega-centers all over the world, with over 50,000 retail outlets. All of the outlets are open 24 hours per day, and receive their goods through truck delivery. Many of the stores are in the southern United States, and are air-conditioned year-round. The company uses a lot of packaging in its shipments, and ends up discarding tons of packaging that gets put into landfills.

What sustainable strategies could Value-Mart adopt?

Use the Web sites below to conduct your research into sustainable business practices. Then, write down some specific changes Value-Mart could make that would help the company be less wasteful.

Vehicles and fuel The office environment Renewable energy