Activist website walmartwatch.com has publicly submitted a proposed contract--published in today's New York Times--asking CEO Lee Scott and company directors to sign onto seven moral, and practical, standards to guide the 21st century Wal-Mart:
1 "Protect human dignity of employees"
2 "Ensure quality and affordable health coverage"
3 "Use market power to improve supplier conditions and wages"
4 "Enable and embrace self-sufficiency" - end dependency on tax subsidies
5 "Buy local first" - support domestic producers
6 "Keep it clean" - demonstrate sound environmental stewardship
7 "Prove worthy of the public trust" - offer transparency with regards to business operations
The site is well-organized with very insightful quotes from Sam Walton which substantiate the Handshake initiatives.
Shakes Hands With Sam yourself at http://walmartwatch.com/handshake
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Tuesday, May 23, 2006
Posted by AKI SYSTEMS 2600 at 5/23/2006 12:39:00 PM