Walmart to Eliminate Greenhouse Gas Emissions
March 1, 2010,
BENTONVILLE, Ark.-Walmart plans to eliminate 20 million metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions from its global supply chain by 2015.
That's the equivalent of taking more than 3.8 million cars off the road for a year, the company said, and it represents one and a half times the company's estimated global carbon footprint over the next five years.
"Energy efficiency and carbon reduction are central issues in the world today," said Mike Duke, president and chief executive officer. "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."
Walmart collaborated with the Environmental Defense Fund and other external advisors to develop this approach.