2017 report outlines the retailer’s milestones in creating shared value for people, business and society
Walmart today released its tenth annual Global Responsibility Report, which looks back at the company’s progress during fiscal year 2017 in advancing the key areas of opportunity, sustainability and local communities. The report also looks ahead at the retailer’s role in helping rewire whole social and environmental systems as it strives toward a new era of trust and transparency.
By Joe Stone, Cargill Corporate Senior Vice President
In an increasingly urbanized world, we need to nourish people today and build the sustainable systems necessary to provide for future generations.
At Cargill, we have been engaged in the global food system for more than 150 years. Our experience makes us optimistic about the ability of large-scale and smallholder farmers to nourish the nine billion people projected to live on the planet by 2050.
Enhancing marine biodiversity conservation and fisheries management efforts while strengthening leadership capacity
The Indonesia Sustainable Ecosystems Advanced (SEA) Project supports the Government of Indonesia to improve the management of fisheries and marine resources and to conserve biological diversity. Tetra Tech is implementing the SEA Project, which is funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). The SEA project is targeted at national, provincial, and local levels, with a focus on the provinces of West Papua, Maluku, and North Maluku that lie within Indonesia’s Fishery Management Area (FMA) 715.
Assisting governments and other decision-makers to take advantage of publicly available satellite imagery, geospatial data, and maps to inform decision making
Changing climate and strained ecological systems in West Africa intensify pressure from population growth, urbanization, and conflict over resources, all of which pose a substantial threat to economic growth and people in the region. Communities face recurring droughts, floods, food insecurity and famine, and population displacement. The effect of precipitation and long-term shifts in temperatures on hydrogeology, crop pests, and land use are more difficult to model and predict.
Combatting wildlife trafficking, increasing coastal resilience and reducing deforestation, forest degradation, and biodiversity loss
Many of West Africa’s 340 million residents are facing serious risks due to a rapidly changing climate. A series of interconnected direct and indirect drivers of resource degradation—illegal and unsustainable logging, wildlife poaching and trafficking, poverty, population growth, and weak governance—threaten the sustainability of key transboundary resources; undermine the ability of the region’s human and natural systems to respond and adapt to anthropogenic shocks and stressors; and in turn, compromise sustained and broad-based economic growth.
Reducing GHG emissions and conserving biodiversity in carbon-rich and biologically significant forest and mangrove ecosystems
Indonesia is considered a mega-diverse country, with 17,493 tropical islands containing some of the highest levels of biological diversity across the globe. This rich diversity includes critically endangered species, such as rhinos, tigers, elephants, and orangutans. However, unsustainable land clearing for plantation development, especially for the palm oil industry, has led to increased deforestation and degradation of critical forestlands. Tetra Tech is implementing the U.S.
Recognizing the role of natural resources in the world’s economies to support conservation and sustainable management
Tamara Coger of Tetra Tech’s Environment and Natural Resources sector discusses the benefits of investing in sustainable natural resources management to people, societies, and economies around the world. All opinions expressed in this post are the author’s own.
Sometimes, money really does grow on trees. And in mangroves, watersheds, oceans, and rainforests.
Today, guest commentary from Krysta Harden, DuPont Vice President of Public Policy and Chief Sustainability Officer, has published a post on The Chicago Council on Global Affairs (CCGA), Global Food For Thought blog.
While the consequences of climate change become more and more real, affecting also the cosmetic sector, the L’Oréal Group reports on its targets to significantly reduce its environmental footprint and reaffirms its commitment to fight climate change.
“Climate change is a reality and it impacts the most vulnerable within our value chain, for example farmers and producers of certain natural ingredients, such as shea butter from Burkina Faso or argan oil from southern Morocco” says Alexandra, Chief Sustainability Officer.