Walmart Greens Supply Chain
Walmart last week announced plans to improve the environmental performance of its global supply chain, proclaiming its goal to cut 20 million metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions from its chain over the next five years.
“Energy efficiency and carbon reduction are central issues in the world today,” Walmart President/CEO Mike Duke said as part of the announcement. “We’ve been working to make a difference in these areas, both in our own footprint and our supply chain. We know that we have an opportunity to do more and the capacity to do more.”
The approach was developed along with the Environmental Defense Fund, with further help coming from ClearCarbon Inc., the Carbon Disclosure Project and the Applied Sustainability Center.