Walmart Expands Commitment To Accelerate the End of AIDS in the US

On World AIDS Day last year, Walmart launches four new HIV-focused specialty pharmacies of the community, and nationwide pharmacy training program. The post they made is copied below. Over the past four decades since the HIV epidemic began, we have seen incredible progress in HIV screening, reducing stigma and the development of new therapeutics that may not only prevent disease transmission, but also lead to normal life expectancy. Despite this progress, of the 1.2 million people living with HIV in the United States today, about 400,000 of them are not…

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Walmart Teams Up with Customers To Give Away Up to $5 Million in Local Communities

Walmart announced the launch of a new giving campaign as part of its Spark Good initiative, supporting local organizations across the country with up to $5 million going to nonprofits this holiday season. Between Nov. 25 and Dec. 25, the retailer is giving customers the opportunity to round up purchases, then donate the change to a favorite charity while shopping on Walmart.com and the Walmart app. Walmart will match customer contributions 1:1, up to $1 million ($2 million total including customer donations), so every dollar goes further. Spark Good Round…

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Gigaton PPA: Walmart, Ørsted and Schneider Electric Announce First Cohort for Renewable Energy Supply Chain Program

Walmart Inc., Ørsted and Schneider Electric today announced that they have successfully convened the first cohort of suppliers to participate in Walmart’s renewable energy accelerator: Gigaton PPA. Five suppliers, Amy’s Kitchen, Great Lakes Cheese, Levi Strauss & Co., The J.M. Smucker Co. and Valvoline Inc, have collaborated to execute an aggregated purchase of renewable energy from Ørsted’s Sunflower Wind Farm located in Marion County, Kansas. Over the 12-year term of the agreement, the purchase is expected to generate approximately 250,000 megawatt-hours (MWh) annually of new renewable power, or the equivalent…

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Walmart To Purchase 4,500 Canoo Electric Delivery Vehicles To Be Used for Last Mile Deliveries in Support of Its Growing eCommerce Business

Walmart has signed a definitive agreement with Canoo, a high-tech advanced mobility company, to purchase 4,500 all-electric delivery vehicles, beginning with the Lifestyle Delivery Vehicle (LDV), with the option to purchase up to 10,000 units. The vehicles will be used to deliver online orders in a sustainable way which will also contribute to Walmart’s goal to achieve zero-emissions by 2040. While the LDV is expected to begin hitting the road in 2023, the companies plan to kick off advanced deliveries to refine and finalize vehicle configuration in the Dallas-Fort Worth…

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U.S. Plastics Pact’s Sustainable Packaging Innovation Award Helps Businesses Gain Critical Exposure through Walmart to Scale Circular Solutions

The U.S. Plastics Pact is leveraging Walmart’s Circular Connector to showcase businesses helping to keep plastic packaging in the economy and out of the environment and help make progress on the U.S. Pact’s four targets. “Eliminating problematic and unnecessary plastic packaging and taking other actions to ensure that 100% of plastic packaging is reusable, recyclable, or compostable by 2025 are focal points of the U.S. Plastics Pact’s work. We are proud to partner with Walmart’s Circular Connector to help advance packaging solutions that contribute to a circular economy,” said U.S.…

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