Walmart Canada recognized for commitment to the environment

Retailer wins national GLOBE Award at gala ceremony in Vancouver, BC

MISSISSAUGA, ON, May 13 /CNW/ - Walmart Canada was recognized last night for its commitment to sustainable business practices at The GLOBE Awards gala ceremony in Vancouver, BC. The retailer won The Award for Corporate Environmental Excellence.

"Walmart Canada is proud and humbled to be recognized by Canada's business community for its environmental achievements," said Andrew Pelletier, vice-president of corporate affairs and sustainability at Walmart Canada. "Our results show what is possible when sustainability is embraced throughout an organization. We will continue to drive and share new initiatives."

The Award for Corporate Environmental Excellence recognizes a Canadian corporation with a proven record of environmental stewardship, whose commitment to environmental excellence has contributed to economic competitiveness in Canada.

Since 2005, Walmart Canada has worked to achieve three goals it shares with Walmart globally: to be supplied 100 per cent by renewable energy, to create zero waste and to sell products that sustain people and the environment. In 2009—the company's most recent report year—Walmart Canada significantly improved its energy efficiency, diverted more than 80 per cent of its waste from landfills, and stocked more than 1,000 environmentally-improved products.

The highly-regarded national awards program is judged by a panel of recognized experts from the Canadian business community. The awards recognize Canadian companies whose corporate sustainability practices yield results for the bottom line.

About Walmart Canada

Walmart Canada operates 325 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 per cent by renewable energy, and to sell products that sustain people and the environment. Additional information about Walmart can be found by visiting and on Twitter at

About The GLOBE Foundation

The GLOBE Foundation is an international consultancy organization in the business of the environment. GLOBE's expertise lies in project management, event development, and management and consulting in the fields of environment and energy, urban development, and corporate responsibility.

For further information:
Susan Schutta, director of corporate affairs, Walmart Canada, 905-821-2111 x 78012.