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Environmental :: Climate Change Carbon Disclosure Leadership Listed in the Consumer Staples sector, with a score of 91. The Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index 2009 is a ranking applied to companies responding to the Investor CDP questionnaire about how they actively manage their impact on the environment. Jan. 1, 2009 Woolworths
Profit growth 2008 For the year ending June 2008, Woolworths' net profit after tax was A$ 1,626.8 million a 25.7 percent increase compared to the previous year. Sales reported a 10.7 percent increase to A$ 47.0 billion... Woolworths
Hardware plans The board of Woolworths Limited has approved plans for the company to enter the $24 billion plus hardware sector with a multi-format strategy designed to meet the home improvement needs of Australian consumers. The company has announced: a recommended takeover offer for Danks Holdings Limited, a hardware distributor in Australia supplying 583 Home Timber & Hardware, Thrifty-Link Hardware, and Plants Plus. Woolworths
Energy, Water, and Fuel Woolworths' retail operations accounted for around 0.66 percent of Australia's total greenhouse emissions . In 2006, Woolworths' greenhouse emissions were approximately 3.7 million tons of CO2-e (carbon dioxide equivalent) , out of which approximately 2.6 million tons were due to electricity consumption through refrigeration, lighting, and air conditioning in supermarkets... Woolworths
Environmental :: Packaging / Recycling National Packaging Covenant Signatory Signatory to the National Packaging Covenant (mk2- began September 2005), a voluntary agreement to encourage waste minimisation. Woolworths
Amalgamated Research ICMR India This case discusses the sustainability initiatives of Australia's leading retail chain Woolworths Limited (Woolworths) and its impact on the internal and external environment of the company. It provides details of the activities undertaken by Woolworths' management and employees to contribute to the benefit of the society and the community in which the company operates. The case also discusses the active role played by Woolworths in combating global warming and climate change. The case highlights criticisms against Woolworths as well. Critics pointed out some of its questionable practices and contended that as the leading retailer in Australia, Woolworths should be more responsible. Woolworths
Knowmore.org Profile Knowmore.org is a wiki based amalgamated research site raising awareness of corporate abuse and ethical consumerism. Follow source link for further information on this company's histroy and involvements. Woolworths
Environmental :: Deforestation illegal-logging.info Australian retail chain Woolworths has ended its contract with Asia Pulp and Paper, which supplied the companys Select brand of paper products, according to ABC News in Australia. Last year it pulled Select tissue products and this month ended its contract after it was unable to verify the products were sourced sustainably. Sept. 26, 2008 Woolworths
Environmental :: Climate Change Carbon Disclosure Leadership Listed in the Consumer Staples sector, with a score of 91. The Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index 2010 is a ranking applied to companies responding to the Investor CDP questionnaire about how they actively manage their impact on the environment. Jan. 1, 2010 Woolworths
Environmental :: Packaging / Recycling Environment Victoria Safeway & Woolworths have been awarded Environment Victoria's 'People's Choice Award' in their 2007 DUMP report. Criticised for needlessly packing fruit and vegetables, particularly organic products, on polystryrene trays and covering them with cling wrap. Feb. 6, 2007 Woolworths
Environmental :: Climate Change WWF Palm Oil Buyers Scorecard Score Composition: *Active member of RSPO: 0 *Company have a policy on the responsible use of palm oil: 2 *Company have a public, time-bound, targeted plan to use CSPO: 0 *Company use CSPO at the time of the assessment: 0 Total: 2 / 29 Jan. 1, 2010 Woolworths
Misleading advertising In August 2007 the giant supermarket chain Woolworths was revealed to be marketing some of its own tissue and paper products sporting a 'Sustainable Forest Fibre' logo and stating that they were made from 'a certified environmentally managed company that is environmentally, socially and economically responsible'. While the products indicated that they were sourced from Indonesia, the only hint as to which company was the supplier were the letters APP on one tissue pack. (APP is the acronym for Asia Pulp and Paper.) Woolworths
Gaming Food and pub chain Woolworths, owns 11,000 pokies across Australia. Anti-gambling campaigners have condemned Australias biggest poker machine operator and called for a change in the law after claiming it is targeting children. Woolworths
Environmental :: Genetic Engineering 2010 True Food Guide [True Food Network - Greenpeace] Company has brands that are rated 'red' in Greenpeace True Foods Guide 2010, signifying that brands may include GE-derived ingredients in their products. This includes brands that either: contain GE derived ingredients, and/or, have no clear policy on GE-derived ingredients, and/or: have ignored or refused Greenpeace's request for information regarding their policies on GE-derived ingredients. May 16, 2010 Woolworths
Environmental :: Climate Change Carbon Disclosure Leadership Listed in The Global 500 CDLI* 2010 under Consumer Staples sector with the rating of 91 for the Carbon disclosure score. *Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index (CDLI) Jan. 1, 2010 Woolworths
Greenwash Greenwash on Select homebrand toilet paper. Woolworths
Environmental :: Climate Change Carbon Disclosure Leadership Listed in The Global 500 CDLI* 2010 under Consumer Staples sector with the rating of 91 for the Carbon disclosure score. *Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index (CDLI) Jan. 1, 2010 Woolworths
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