Canadian Manufacturing

MRO: Operational sustainable practices

by Richard Kunst   

MRO Magazine
Heavy Machinery Manufacturing Research


15 simple questions to answer

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Walmart Stores is on a mission to determine the social and environmental impact of every item it puts on its shelves. And it has recruited scholars, suppliers, and environmental groups to help it create an electronic indexing system to do that.

The idea is to create a universal rating system that scores products based on how environmentally and socially sustainable they are over the course of their lives. Consider it the green equivalent to nutrition labels.

Walmart plans to begin by asking its more than 100,000 suppliers around the world to answer the following 15 simple questions about the sustainable practices of their companies. Here is an opportunity to see if you answer them about your organization.

This article originally featured in MRO Magazine. Read the full version here.

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