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Walmart and the Walmart Foundation Announce a Commitment of $500,000 for California Wildfire Relief

Walmart and the Walmart Foundation commit cash and product to assist local organizations with recovery and relief services
Press Release

BENTONVILLE, Ark., November 13, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Walmart and the Walmart Foundation have made a commitment to provide support through cash and product donations of $500,000 to organizations in response to the severe wildfires that are impacting California. As part of this commitment, Walmart is working closely with local officials and governmental entities to help meet the needs of those affected.

Walmart Announces New Focus on Hiring Military Spouses

The Military Spouse Career Connection aims to turn jobs into careers
Press Release

BENTONVILLE, Ark., November 12, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Walmart today announced it will give hiring preference to military spouses, becoming the largest U.S. company to make such a commitment. The Military Spouse Career Connection, a new initiative by Walmart to recruit and hire military spouses, complements the 2013 Veterans Welcome Home commitment, enhanced in 2015, to hire 250,000 military veterans by 2020, a goal it is on track to surpass next year.

Walmart, SunPower Announce 23-Megawatt Solar Agreement

Renewable energy agreement is projected to cover 21 sites in Illinois
Press Release

BENTONVILLE, Ark., SAN JOSE, Calif., October 23, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Today, Walmart announced that it has reached an agreement with SunPower to have the commercial energy provider install solar systems at 19 stores and two distribution centers in Illinois.

Walmart and the Walmart Foundation Announce Nearly $4 Million in Grants to Create Innovative Pathways for Lifelong Learning and Training

Grants will support three organizations providing workers access to education, training and skills to help advance their careers
Press Release

SAN BRUNO, Calif., Oct. 24, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Walmart and the Walmart Foundation have announced nearly $4 million in grants for three organizations working to provide innovative pathways to learning and training to help create mobility for workers: The Foundation for California Community Colleges (the Foundation), Code for America Labs, Inc. and edX.org.

Walmart, EDP Renewables Announce Three Wind Energy Power Purchase Agreements

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BENTONVILLE, Arkansas, HOUSTON, Texas, October 22, 2018 /3BL Media/– Walmart and EDP Renewables (EDPR) have announced three power purchase agreements (PPA) that will enable the construction of three new utility-scale wind farms – developed, owned and operated by EDPR – in the states of Illinois and Indiana. Walmart’s cumulative 233 megawatt (MW) investment includes the following:

Project Gigaton Q&A: The Role of Agriculture in a Company’s Carbon Footprint

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Walmart’s Project Gigaton is a supplier-focused initiative to prevent one gigaton of greenhouse gas emissions across their global supply chain over 15 years (2015-2030). Project Gigaton aims to inspire suppliers to reduce emissions across their own operations and supply chains.

Walmart, Walmart Foundation, Sam’s Club and Foundation For The Carolinas Announce $2.5 million to Assist with Hurricane Michael Relief and Recovery

Donations and needed supplies to assist organizations leading Michael relief efforts
Press Release

BENTONVILLE, Ark., October 12, 2018 /3BL Media/ – In response to the devastation caused by Hurricane Michael, Walmart, Sam’s Club, and the Walmart Foundation are committing up to $1.5 million of cash and in-kind support for relief and recovery. In addition, $1 million from the Walmart 2018 Hurricane Relief Fund held at Foundation For The Carolinas will support Red Cross efforts for those most impacted in Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas.   

From Farm to Blockchain: Walmart Tracks Its Lettuce

The giant retailer will begin requiring lettuce and spinach suppliers to contribute to a blockchain database that can rapidly pinpoint contamination.
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When dozens of people across the country got sick from eating contaminated romaine lettuce this spring, Walmart did what many grocers would do: It cleared every shred off its shelves, just to be safe.

U.S. Businesses Push Back Against China Trade Policy

by John Howell, Editorial Director & VP of Content, 3BL Media
Blog

The collision of principle and policy in current affairs has just ratcheted up several notches in intensity. The reason? The latest round of tariffs on Chinese goods imported into the U.S. that takes direct aim at profits at a number of the largest multinationals. After losing the lobbying battle to stave off this latest round, these companies are going public with their protests, hoping to encourage a rollback by taking a collective stand against a policy that hits their bottom line.

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