Walmart tells suppliers to slash greenhouse emissions
April 20, 2017,
Bentonville, Ark. – Walmart has laid down a new marker for suppliers: eliminate greenhouse gases by one gigaton.
The retailer’s new “Project Gigaton” includes the launch of a new sustainability platform, a toolkit for suppliers joining the effort. Walmart wants its global network to collectively whack one gigaton of emissions from manufacturing, materials and/or use of products by 2030.
Walmart developed the emissions reduction toolkit in collaboration with NGOs including the World Wildlife Fund and Environmental Defense Fund.
"Supply chains are the new frontier of sustainability," said Carter Roberts, president and ceo, World Wildlife Fund. “The journey products take from source to shelf will collectively shape our planet’s future Project Gigaton is a testament to the transformative impact that leaders of industry can have on our greatest common challenges.”
The program was announced yesterday at the company’s annual Milestone Summit.
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