Gem of the day

Walmart is often held up as a hero of green business - a company that will scale sustainability up to new heights through their aggressive supply chain standards.

Here's what Walmart bought in Mexico using bribes over the past decade:
  • $341,000: Sam’s Club built in one of Mexico City’s most densely populated neighborhoods, near the Basílica de Guadalupe, without a construction license, an environmental permit, an urban impact assessment, or even a traffic permit.
  • $765,000: A vast refrigerated distribution center built in an environmentally fragile flood basin north of Mexico City, in an area where electricity was so scarce that many smaller developers were turned away. 
Then again, what should we expect from a company that is clearly experienced at dealing with ethical grey areas, as the biggest customer of American gun manufacturer Freedom Group? 

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