Walmart, SunPower Announce 23-Megawatt Solar Agreement

Walmart has announced that it has reached an agreement with SunPower to have the commercial energy provider install solar systems at 19 stores and two distribution centers in Illinois. As part of the project, a mix of rooftop and ground-mount solar systems are expected to account for 23 megawatts, with start of construction targeted for the first half of 2019. This commitment moves Walmart closer to its 2025 goal of supplying its global operations with 50 percent renewable energy. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Greenhouse Gas Equivalencies…

Read More

Walmart, EDP Renewables Announce Three Wind Energy Power Purchase Agreements

Walmart and EDP Renewables (EDPR) announce three power purchase agreements (PPA) that will enable the construction of three new utility-scale wind farms – developed, owned and operated by EDPR – in the states of Illinois and Indiana. Walmart’s cumulative 233 megawatt (MW) investment includes the following: 123 MW from the Bright Stalk Wind Farm (a 205 MW project in McLean County, Illinois, with start of operations expected in 2019; this PPA is a part of the announcement EDPR issued on July 3, 2018) 60 MW from the Headwaters II Wind…

Read More

Walmart and the Walmart Foundation Announce Nearly $4 Million in Grants to Create Innovative Pathways for Lifelong Learning and Training

Walmart and the Walmart Foundation announced nearly $4 million in grants for three organizations working to provide innovative pathways to learning and training to help create mobility for workers: The Foundation for California Community Colleges (the Foundation), Code for America Labs, Inc. and edX.org. Today, nearly 14 million people in the U.S. – 8 percent of the total labor force – are both active workers and formally enrolled in some form of postsecondary education or training according to the Georgetown Center on Education and the Workforce. Many working adults, especially…

Read More

Unilever and Walmart Announce Forest Sustainability Initiatives at the Global Climate Action Summit

At the Global Climate Action Summit (GCAS) in San Francisco, USA, Unilever committed to supporting work in Sabah, Malaysia as part of the strategy to achieving a deforestation free supply chain and further reducing emissions. Unilever will help sustainably certify 60,000 hectares in Sabah, Malaysia as part of a program led by Forever Sabah, World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Malaysia and PONGO Alliance. Sabah is pushing to certify 100 percent of the state’s palm oil production to Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) certification by 2025. According to WWF, this will…

Read More

Walmart and Sam’s Club Announce Customer Campaign to Assist with 2018 U.S. Hurricane Relief

With a catastrophic storm, flooding and power outages hitting the Eastern Seaboard, Walmart and Sam’s Club are launching a customer campaign to assist impacted communities with hurricane relief. As part of the Walmart 2018 Relief Fund at Foundation, Walmart will match customer donations two-to-one with cash donations up to $5 million for disaster response and recovery. “Our associates and friends have been significantly impacted by this devastating storm,” said Dan Bartlett, executive vice president of corporate affairs for Walmart Inc. “We’ve seen over the years that our customers all across…

Read More