We all know the 3 “R’s” of sustainability – reduce, reuse, and recycle. But so much of what we do at Walmart cuts across those categories as we try to innovate and find new ways to protect our planet.
So we spend a lot of our time on a fourth “R”: rethink.
We are trying to rethink everything to make it more sustainable – from packaging to processing, from the products we sell to the stores we sell them in. You’ve seen on this page already how we’re redesigning shoe replenishment boxes and reexamining how water is used in poultry processing.
In the weeks ahead, we’ll hear from people throughout the Walmart business who are rethinking our world, whether it’s the environmental impact of specific items – like wine bottles – or the footprint of entire parts of the company – like trucking and logistics.
By looking at problems with fresh eyes, by applying the latest technologies, and by never being satisfied, we can find new and better ways to do just about anything. And that’s exactly what we’re working to do.