Walmart at the Crossroads
The Environmental and Labor Impacts of Walmart's Food Supply Chain
Walmart’s actions and inactions reverberate through the food chain, making huge impacts on agricultural practices, treatment of workers, consumer health, the environment and outsourcing of jobs. In recognition of these impacts, Walmart has created an “Ethical Sourcing” standards manual for its suppliers. But our investigation of Walmart’s practices shows that the thirst for extraordinary profits too often wins out over a code of ethics.