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Andrea Thomas with a farmer in Zambia
Yesterday, an interview with our own Andrea Thomas appeared in GreenBiz as part of a regular feature on women in sustainable business. As senior vice president of sustainability, Andrea oversees environmental initiatives within Walmart as well as with other organizations helping to insert such efforts into our business operations.
How will we protect our land and water resources, and simultaneously, feed the world? By 2050, we expect the world’s population to increase by nearly two billion people, to nine billion.Read more ›
Walmart’s company-wide goal is to create zero waste. Corrugated cardboard is bundled into bales and sent to paper mills to be recycled into new paper products.Last year, Walmart U.S. kept nearly 81 percent of waste out of the landfill.
As someone who leads the drive toward sustainability every single day at work, I’ve been thinking a lot about our commitment as we wrap up Earth Month 2012.
We’d like to think sustainability is always a popular topic, but Earth Month definitely puts it in the spotlight. You can read more about our successes and struggles with sustainability in this story by Triple Pundit.Read more ›
Today, we release our 2012 Global Responsibility Report, Walmart’s annual update on global sustainability and social responsibility.
The report documents our progress on everything from energy, waste and water to disaster relief, diversity and giving. It also covers two initiatives we launched in 2011: healthier, affordable food and women’s global economic empowerment.Read more ›