By Jane Ewing, Senior Vice President, Sustainability, Walmart
When Walmart set a goal to become a regenerative company in 2020, we knew that even if we did not have a clear roadmap for every issue, it was our responsibility to set a vision for the kind of future we wanted to help drive. Our commitment was also meant to serve as a loud call to action for all our stakeholders—as collaboration, behavior change, innovation and a shared vision are all essential to achieving this transformative shift.
New report from Closed Loop Partners shares insights to guide retailers on effective reusable bag models, a key solution as regulations to reduce reliance on single-use plastic bags grow across the U.S.
By Julie Gehrki, Vice President, Philanthropy, Walmart and Vice President, Chief Operating Officer, Walmart Foundation
We know that the world is full of big problems. So big that it’s easy for them to make us feel small. But something magical happens when we come together to help our communities. Our collective actions can have a big impact. And impact is our aim.
So, we asked ourselves: How might we do even more good, for more communities, more often? And how do we answer the call from customers and associates to create more opportunities to direct their own giving to the causes they care most about?
The answers to these questions brought us to something totally new.
Walmart and P&G, in partnership with international recycling leader TerraCycle, are offering free in-store recycling collection for empty hair care, skincare & cosmetic packaging at 25 Walmart locations throughout communities in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Oklahoma and Arkansas.
To commemorate Hunger Action Month, we’re celebrating that we raised nearly $20 million this year to support Feeding America food banks through Walmart and Sam's Club Fight Hunger. Spark Change. campaign. But the fight against hunger is year-round, and as long as food insecurity still exists, Walmart is committed to working with partner organizations to solve it.
By Fernando Cortes, Senior Vice President, Transportation
As the world’s largest retailer, with a world-class transportation network, we have the ability to make a meaningful difference when it comes to reducing greenhouse gas emissions. That’s why in 2020, we set the goal to achieve zero emissions across Walmart's global operations by 2040.
The retailer will be the first to receive Canoo’s Lifestyle Delivery Vehicle which is anticipated to begin hitting the road for Walmart deliveries in 2023.
BENTONVILLE, Ark., July 25, 2022 /3BL Media/ — Walmart (NYSE: WMT) has signed a definitive agreement with Canoo (NASDAQ: GOEV), a high-tech advanced mobility company, to purchase 4,500 all-electric delivery vehicles, beginning with the Lifestyle Delivery Vehicle (LDV), with the option to purchase up to 10,000 units. The vehicles will be used to deliver online orders in a sustainable way which will also contribute to Walmart’s goal to achieve zero-emissions by 2040.
As part of our pursuit to provide customers with products that are safe, more sustainable and affordable, we're working to advance sustainable chemistry. This means encouraging suppliers to design and manufacture products that use efficient, safe and environmentally benign chemicals and processes.
As part of this work, we're committed to advancing the sustainable chemistry of manufacturing products. In 2017, we set a goal to reduce our footprint of priority chemicals in formulated consumables 10% by 2022. Our suppliers report achieving a 17% reduction as of 2020.