Hello and welcome to The Green Room, a new blog that we hope to develop into a vibrant conversation about helping people live better around the globe. My name is Andrea Thomas, and I am fortunate to have one of the most rewarding jobs anywhere: I lead sustainability at Walmart, where we are committed to creating a better world.
I invite you to visit this blog often to learn about the latest in sustainability – ours and yours. We will share our thoughts and ideas, and I hope you will, too.
In my travels, I have discovered a collective will that is growing stronger by the day. I truly believe that together we will find the best and most innovative solutions to the problems the world faces.
At Walmart, we have made commitments that span the spectrum. They range from broad goals, such as zero waste and 100 percent renewable energy, to specific pledges to source beef that does not contribute to deforestation or to sell only sustainable palm oil in our private label brands.
Much of our work is done in partnership with NGOs and governments around the world. We have examined best practices country by country, and we will share some of that news with you here and feature places and people already making a difference.
Together, we really can create a more sustainable world and a brighter future. Thank you for joining us on this journey. We look forward to reading your comments, hearing your stories and exploring your ideas. To get the conversation going, here are a few questions:
What do you think are the biggest challenges to sustainability?
What do you wish we, as a company, could do to address an environmental or social issue?
How could we help you reach your own sustainability goals?