Tell Wal-Mart & SUPERVALU to clean up their act and save the oceans
  • Petitioned John Butler

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Wal-mart VP DMM Meat/Poultry/Seafood
John Butler
SUPERVALU EVP Merchandising & Logistics
Janel Haugarth

Tell Wal-Mart & SUPERVALU to clean up their act and save the oceans

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This April, Greenpeace will be releasing our fifth Supermarket Scorecard report. And thanks to the amazing outpouring of support from activists all over the country, we’ve seen major improvements throughout the entire industry since that first scorecard was released. Trader Joe’s and now Costco have both adopted new seafood policies. Target has stepped up to be a real leader in the industry and other supermarkets are constantly working to improve their position -- which is exactly what the campaign was designed to do.

However, there’s still a group of national supermarket chains that are seriously lagging behind when it comes to their seafood “policies”. These are major companies like Wal-Mart and SUPERVALU and they need a little encouragement. Help keep the momentum going by telling them to get their act together and save the oceans.

John Butler, Wal-mart VP DMM Meat/Poultry/Seafood
Janel Haugarth, SUPERVALU EVP Merchandising & Logistics
As a consumer who cares deeply about the state of the world's oceans, I'm writing to ask that your company develop a real sustainable seafood policy. Retailers need to take responsibility for their seafood operations before it's too late.

In the past three years, major supermarket chains like Trader Joe's, Target and Costco have proven that this is possible. I hope you'll follow their lead.

[Your name]

Recent signatures


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    18. Big fish like shark and swordfish are not only endangered, they're unhealthy: They contain high levels of mercury

    19. Supervalu's and Walmart's seafood offerings read like a laundry list of threatened species

    20. Some Supervalu stores sell shark, one of the most endangered fish in the ocean

    21. Walmart may be reducing its waste, but it's still killing the oceans

    22. Walmart announced sustainable seafood goals in 2006. It still hasn't followed through

    23. Greenpeace will release its new "Supermarket Scorecard" this April. Check out the 2010 version

    24. Reached 50 signatures
    25. Supervalu regularly sells threatened species of fish like shark, orange roughy, and Chilean sea bass


    Reasons for signing

      • almost 3 years ago

      I support your cause. If you could also take a moment to check out my cause it would be greatly appreciated!

    • K. Blake DALLAS, TX
      • about 3 years ago

      The cheapest food you can acquire and sell is most often NOT the best for consumers or the environment! Please sell ONLY sustainable seafood and stop procuring meat from factory farms that abuse and neglect animals and spill waste into our environment. Also, please tax plastic bags that leave your store. They end up degrading our planet! Just saw hundreds scattered by your store in Midland, TX when I drove past it. AWFUL!

    • Diamond Moore NEWARK, DE
      • about 3 years ago

      Hi, please sign my petition against discrimination and racism,

    • L. Sozanski EL CERRITO, CA
      • over 3 years ago

      The public would strongly support efforts made by your company to implement sustainable seafood policies. In the meantime, I will take my business elsewhere to ensure that the seafood I consume is sustainably sourced.

      Thank you very much for your time and attention to this matter. I will continue to follow this issue and I look forward to your reply.

    • wendy sanders LIVINGSTON, NJ
      • over 3 years ago

      It's good to place pressure where it's do, too bad people have to be watch dogs and people just don't do the right thing.

      Well, it guess these decisions are about saving money, which happens just for the short term, really, when one looks at the whole picture.


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