SmartWay Transport Partnership

On October 22, Wal-Mart was one of 34 recipients to receive the 2007 Environmental Excellence Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency SmartWay Transport Partnership.  The SmartWay Excellence Awards honor organizations that integrate innovative strategies and technologies into their business operations, resulting in reduced energy consumption and greenhouse-gas emissions.  In 2006 alone, the EPA estimates that Wal-Mart’s truck fleet eliminated 678,954 tons of carbon dioxide, 38.1 tons of nitrogen oxide and 1,539 tons of particulate matter from entering the atmosphere. To find more information on the event, click here. To read the full press release, please click here. To learn more about Wal-Mart’s advancements in making its fleet more sustainable, please click here.