Showcase of environmental best practices of Canadian businesses & organizations first step to virtual centre of excellence

VANCOUVER, Feb. 10 /CNW/ - Walmart Canada announced today the launch of ShareGreen.ca, a website to share sustainable business practices across the Canadian business community. The virtual site will give organizations of all sizes access to the successful green business practices of many of Canada's top corporations and organizations. Walmart Canada views the launch as the first step in building a virtual centre of excellence for sustainable business practices.

 The announcement was made today at the Walmart Canada Green Business Summit in Vancouver, a high-profile event which brought together more than 300 of Canada's largest corporations, NGOs, academics and government leaders to share the business case for sustainability.

"We have a great opportunity to usher in a new era of collaboration and sharing when it comes to green business practices," said David Cheesewright, President and CEO of Walmart Canada. "While much work still needs to be done, there is already some strong sustainability work happening across Canadian organizations. Our hope is that the launch of ShareGreen will be a first step to help capture green practices and drive collaboration."

To inaugurate ShareGreen.ca, the company announced the posting today of close to 70 individual case studies submitted by leading Canadian corporations, educational institutions, and NGOs. Case studies include best practices from SC Johnson, Heinz, Maple Leaf Foods, Mountain Equipment Co-op,
Simon Fraser University, World Wildlife Fund and the Sustainable Forestry Initiative.

Walmart Canada made a call for submissions last summer when it announced its Green Business Summit. Case studies focus on waste or energy reduction, sustainable products, water conservation or employee-green engagement, show a clear strategy and a direct or indirect return on investment. ShareGreen.ca will be an active site, replenished with new green best practices on an ongoing basis. Walmart Canada will call for new submissions throughout the year.

 Case studies from the following companies are available on ShareGreen.ca as of today:

SC Johnson

McCain Foods

Heinz

Schneider Electric

Maple Leaf Foods

Canon Canada

Mountain Equipment Coop

Gibson's Recycling Depot

Campbell's

Day Ross - Carbon Footprint

Bissell

Simon Fraser University

Frito Lay

General Mills Canada

Pepsi Bottling Group

A Natural Step

GSI Canada

Alcan Packaging

Hewlett-Packard

Sustainble Forestry Initiative

Coca-Cola

Kimberly Clark

Bell Sports

Forest Products Association of Canada

Brookside Foods

Paris Geneve

Home Depot

Kraft Canada

Saputo

The Air Canada Centre

3M

Grouse Mountain Resorts Ltd.

Novex Delivery Solutions

World Wildlife Fund

Robert Bateman Get to Know

Nestle Water Canada

Purina Maxx Scoop

Stonyfield Farms

HP

Naya Water

Westport Innovations

Busby Perkin + Will

Bullfrog Power and Arthur's Fresh

TetraPak

Bright Energy Group

De.Brand

VersaCold

Domtar

About Walmart Canada

Headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario, Walmart Canada operates 317 retail outlets nationwide and serves more than one million customers daily. The company's vision is to demonstrate environmental leadership by reducing the ecological impact of its operations through company-wide programs focused on waste, energy and products, as well as outreach programs that preserve and enhance local environments. Walmart's global goal is to generate zero waste, to be powered 100 percent by renewable energy and to sell products that sustain people and the environment.

For further information: Susan Schutta, corporate affairs, Walmart Canada, (905) 821-2111 x8012