Walmart and Global Warming
We are working with Walmart to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, the chief pollutant that is warming our climate beyond natural levels.
Recently, our experts turned their attention to creating a supply chain system to reduce total greenhouse gas emissions at Walmart while its business continues to grow. We negotiated a carbon reduction goal with Walmart and are developing and shaping the project that will enable Walmart to achieve its goal. View the webcast of the goal announcement.
This goal will reduce the carbon footprint from the life cycle of Walmart’s products and supply chain by 20 million metric tons of CO2 equivalent from calendar year 2010 to 2015. That’s like taking 3.8 million cars off the road for one year.
This project has the potential to reach tens of thousands of companies around the globe – from China and India to Europe and the United States – including companies that would not be impacted by national or international regulation but could greatly benefit from energy efficiency efforts. It prioritizes the biggest opportunities to reduce carbon pollution throughout the life cycle of products right now. Read more about the goal on Walmart's Greenhouse Gas page.
Walmart has also been working to improve energy efficiency in its stores and fleet. To help the company achieve its goal of being supplied 100 percent by renewable energy, our experts are working with Walmart to install thin-film solar technology in its stores and distribution centers.