Walmart Sets Goal to Become a Regenerative Company

Building on more than 15 years of sustainability leadership, Walmart has announced it is doubling down on addressing the growing climate crisis by targeting zero emissions across the company’s global operations by 2040. Walmart and the Walmart Foundation are also committing to help protect, manage or restore at least 50 million acres of land and one million square miles of ocean by 2030 to help combat the cascading loss of nature threatening the planet. “We want to play an important role in transforming the world’s supply chains to be regenerative.…

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Walmart and Schneider Electric Announce Groundbreaking Collaboration to Help Suppliers Access Renewable Energy

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, called the Gigaton PPA (GPPA) Program, is designed to educate Walmart suppliers about renewable energy purchases and accelerate renewable energy adoption by participating suppliers through aggregate power purchase agreements (PPA). The program directly supports Walmart’s Project Gigaton, which aims to avoid one gigaton (one billion metric tons)…

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Walmart Moves to Source Sustainable Paper

Chasity Prince, Senior Buyer, Stationery at Walmart has posted to their website about their journey to sustainable paper. you can read the post here. 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 natural world is key to healthy communities. That belief drives our zero…

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Walmart’s Sustainability Efforts Take to the Seas with MSC-Certified Sustainable Private Brand Canned Tuna

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, achieving a key aspect of our original goal years in advance, Walmart is moving to source its U.S. stores Great Value canned tuna as either Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)-certified or, based on supplier reports, from a time-bound Fishery Improvement Project (FIP)…

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Walmart and Sam’s Club Require Shoppers to Wear Face Coverings

Walmart and Sam’s Club will now require shoppers to wear face coverings, they have posted more details on their blog which I have copied below: From the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, our focus and priority has been and continues to be on the health and safety of our associates, members and customers. As the number of confirmed cases has spiked in communities across the country recently, so too have the number and types of face covering mandates being implemented. Currently about 65 percent of our more than 5,000 stores…

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