Yesterday I wrote about Walmart's intention to raise thermostats (controlled from Bentonville) a single degree to take the chill off workers. The company also magnanimously pronounced that the music of Celine Dion and Justin Bieber were off the play list.
Activists say they applaud the company's efforts to improve working conditions for U.S. employees---policy changes that also include raising their pay to at least $9 per hour. But a report out Thursday highlights a series of ways that Wal-Mart is neglecting commitments it has made to maintaining labor and environmental standards throughout its supply chain. The report, published by the Food Chain Workers Alliance, highlights cases in which suppliers have failed to uphold the company's compliance standards and Wal-Mart has neglected to enforce its own standards and goals. Ultimately, the report calls the company's commitments to improving labor and environmental impacts "mostly a PR stunt."
Well, we do know about Walmart's public relations stunts here at The Writing On The Wal. Jeff Hess: Have Coffee Will Write.

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