The New Capitalists: Is it possible to make money and really make a difference?
by Joseph Hart, Utne magazine :: May / June 2006 Issue
If you are one of the 8 percent of American consumers who refuse to shop at Wal-Mart for ethical reasons, you might want to pop some valerian tablets before you read on.
Wal-Mart: ethical leader. Wal-Mart: environmental steward. Wal-Mart: socially responsible corporation.
If you didn’t hurl the magazine across the room, consider the following: In 2004 Wal-Mart established a “global ethics office” to enforce 10 principles, including to “never manipulate, misrepresent, abuse, or conceal information” and “never act unethically — even if someone else instructs you to do so.” Employees have access to a confidential hotline to report abuses.
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