Walmart | Enhancing Sustainability

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Walmart | Enhancing Sustainability

As the world’s population continues to grow, we face the collective challenge of meeting people’s everyday needs in a way that our planet can sustain. Ten years ago Walmart set out in earnest to find a more sustainable approach to our retail business. We set long-term goals to operate with 100 percent renewable energy, to create zero waste in our own operations and to sell products that sustain people and the environment.

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Walmart, SunPower Announce 23-Megawatt Solar Agreement
BENTONVILLE, Ark., SAN JOSE, Calif., October 23, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Today, Walmart 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...
Oct 23, 2018 2:05 PM ET
Walmart, EDP Renewables Announce Three Wind Energy Power Purchase Agreements
BENTONVILLE, Arkansas, HOUSTON, Texas, October 22, 2018 /3BL Media/– Walmart and EDP Renewables (EDPR) have announced 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: ...
Oct 22, 2018 9:05 AM ET
From Farm to Blockchain: Walmart Tracks Its Lettuce
When dozens of people across the country got sick from eating contaminated romaine lettuce this spring, Walmart did what many grocers would do: It cleared every shred off its shelves, just to be safe. Walmart says it now has a better system for pinpointing which batches of leafy green vegetables might be contaminated. After a ...
Sep 28, 2018 2:35 PM ET
Unilever and Walmart Announce Forest Sustainability Initiatives at the Global Climate Action Summit
BENTONVILLE, Ark., Thursday September 13, 2018  /3BL Media/ – Today, 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...
Sep 13, 2018 8:00 PM ET
Walmart Makes Fortune's Change the World List for 4th Straight Year
The world’s largest company by revenue does not want to be a top source of greenhouse gas emissions. So Walmart last year launched Project Gigaton, aiming to reduce emissions related to its operations by a total of 1 billion tons by 2030.  Read the...
Aug 20, 2018 1:45 PM ET