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  • September 21, 2020
    Every journey begins for a reason. Fifteen years ago, Walmart started on our journey to become a more sustainable company. We set aspirational goals to achieve 100% renewable energy, zero waste and a more sustainable supply chain for people and the planet. This commitment to…
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  • September 21, 2020
    World’s largest retailer targets zero emissions by 2040 and aims to protect, manage or restore at least 50 million acres of land and one million square miles of ocean by 2030. Building on more than 15 years of sustainability leadership, Walmart today announced it is doubling down on addressing the growing climate crisis by targeting…
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  • September 10, 2020
    BENTONVILLE, Ark. Sept. 10, 2020 – Walmart Inc. and Schneider Electric, the leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, today announced a new collaboration that will provide increased access to renewable energy for Walmart’s U.S.-based suppliers, enabling them to lead on climate action. The groundbreaking initiative,…
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  • August 7, 2020
    In 2016, our CEO, Doug McMillon, committed to sourcing 20 key commodities more sustainably by 2025. As the needs of the world have shifted, we are furthering our original goal while staying true to one of our earliest sustainability commitments…
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  • July 21, 2020
    Editor's Note: The original version of this article stated the submission deadline for the Beyond the Bag Challenge as Sept. 10. That date has moved, and submissions to the Beyond the Bag Challenge are now due Sept. 4.July 21, 2020 By Anna Vinogradova, Director, Sustainability Among the adages about invention is one that says we must invent for…
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  • July 8, 2020
    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…
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  • June 8, 2020
    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,…
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  • November 14, 2019
    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…
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  • September 29, 2019
    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…
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  • September 19, 2019
    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…
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