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The journey from tree, to pulp, to paper is a long one. It doesn’t happen overnight or without the input of people across the supply chain. And because that journey impacts forests around the world, we aim to have it begin and end with sustainability at its core. At Walmart, we believe a healthy…
Practicing more sustainable fishing hasn’t always been easy. But with a growing global consciousness surrounding sustainability, change is possible. Walmart’s customers count on us to deliver affordable products in a way that helps preserve the planet, and we’re taking steps toward sourcing seafood more sustainably. As of July 2020,…
Nov. 14, 2019 By Elizabeth Walker, Walmart Corporate Affairs It’s the first thing you touch when you walk into a store, and the last thing you touch before you leave the parking lot. The shopping cart has become a quintessential part of the American shopping experience, but have you ever thought about where the carts come from?Most people probably…
Sept. 29, 2019 By Ryan Isabell, Senior Buying Manager, Coffee & Cocoa In 2017, we made a commitment to more sustainably source the private brand coffee found in Walmart stores in the U.S. by 2020. As of today – one year early – we’re proud to announce that all coffee sourced for Walmart U.S. private brands is certified sustainable through…
Sept. 19, 2019 By Kathleen McLaughlin, EVP and Chief Sustainability Officer, Walmart Inc. As people head to New York for next week’s Climate Action Summit, conversation has turned to the irony of emitting carbon to attend a gathering largely focused on how to reduce carbon. So…why do I believe it is important to participate? Three…
BENTONVILLE, Ark. and MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., June 11, 2019 — Today, Walmart announced that it has reached an agreement with US Solar to subscribe to 36 of US Solar’s community solar gardens located throughout the state of Minnesota.US Solar’s 36 one-megawatt (MW) community solar gardens will generate clean, renewable energy and provide energy savings…
RESTON, Va. and BENTONVILLE, Ark., June 6, 2019 — Electrify America and Walmart announced today that more than 120 plus ultra-fast electric vehicle (EV) charging stations are now operational and open to the public at Walmart stores across the U.S. Building upon the original commitment set forth in April 2018, the companies are planning to expand…
BENTONVILLE, Ark., May 8, 2019 – Walmart Inc. (NYSE: WMT) today issued its inaugural Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Report, which details the company’s goals, progress and achievements for fiscal year 2019 toward its commitment to increase economic opportunity for associates and local communities, build sustainability in supply chains…
SHENZHEN, China, April 18, 2019 – Walmart announced today that its suppliers have reported avoiding 3.46 million metric tons (CO2e) of greenhouse gas emissions in the Chinese value chain as part of Project Gigaton China. This is equivalent to the emissions associated with the average annual electricity consumption of over 3 million Chinese…
April 10, 2019 By Deanah Baker, Senior Vice President, U.S. Apparel We all have that one outfit that helps us express ourselves so we can look and feel our best. We make the same choices about which bedding, towels or accent rugs will bring comfort and style to our homes. But we don’t always realize how many raw materials and resources it takes to…
BENTONVILLE, Ark., April 10, 2019 – Today, at its 2019 sustainability milestone summit, Walmart announced that for the first time, checkout carousels at its U.S. stores will include reusable bags that will be available to customers for purchase. The aim of this new campaign is to help reduce plastic waste and increase customer convenience by…
BENTONVILLE, Ark., Feb. 26, 2019 – Walmart today issued a bold new set of plastic waste reduction commitments by leveraging its massive private brand program. The new commitments, announced at Walmart’s annual supplier forum, are expected to impact over 30,000 SKUs. The move is designed to help get to the heart of the problem by focusing on the…