Wal-Mart launches vendor carbon monitoring
September 25, 2007,
Bentonville, Ark. – The world’s biggest retailer, Wal-Mart, will launch a pilot program, teaming with the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) to monitor and ultimately reduce the carbon emissions impact of its supply chain – and those of its vendors.
The energy-efficiency monitoring will start with seven everyday product categories: DVDs, toothpaste, soap, milk, beer, soda and vacuum cleaners.
“By engaging its supply chain in the CDP process, Wal-Mart will encourage its suppliers to measure and manage their greenhouse gas emissions, and ultimately reduce the total carbon footprint of Wal-Mart’s indirect emissions,” said CDP chief executive Paul Dickinson.