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MISSISSAUGA, ON September 29, 2020 – Walmart Canada is more than tripling its reservations of 18-wheeler Tesla Semi trucks as it drives towards its commitment to alternative power.Walmart Canada is now reserving a total of 130 Tesla Semi trucks, making it one of the largest reservations of electrified trucks in the country. The move comes on the…
BENTONVILLE, Ark., September 21, 2020 – Building on more than 15 years of sustainability leadership, Walmart today announced it is doubling down on addressing the growing climate crisis by targeting zero emissions across the company’s global operations by 2040. Walmart and the Walmart Foundation are also committing to help protect, manage or…
More than 200 of Walmart’s Canadian suppliers including Maple Leaf Foods, Unilever Canada and Agropur Cooperative are signed on to the project.Removing one gigaton of emissions from global supply chains is equivalent to the reduction of the emissions from 211 million average passenger vehicles in a year. That’s more than five times the total…
Reducing check-out plastic bags by a further 50 per cent by 2025, taking approximately 1 billion bags out of circulation over that periodEliminating single-use plastic straws and replacing them with paper alternatives by 2020, taking approximately 35 million single-use plastic straws out of circulation annually Eliminating “hard-to-recycle” PVC…
New Tesla Semi trucks allow company to reduce carbon footprint while keeping focus on driver safetyWith additional vehicles, Walmart Canada is targeting its first milestone of electrifying 20 per cent of its fleet to electric by 2022Announcement builds on previous 10 Tesla semi-trucks ordered, bringing total Walmart Canada order to 40 – one of the…
(Surrey, BC) Thursday, July 26, 2018 - Walmart Canada has announced plans to invest more than $175 million to build a new 300,000 square foot, high-tech, state-of-the-art fresh, frozen grocery facility in Surrey, BC, creating between 150 to 200 new, long-term jobs. In addition, 300 skilled construction and engineering roles to support the 14- to…
MISSISSAUGA, ON (April 19, 2018) – Walmart today announced a commitment to achieve zero food waste by 2025 in its Canadian operations, in accordance with the Zero Waste International Alliance guidelines*. To address this significant issue more broadly, the Walmart Foundation is also donating $15 million USD (~$19 million CAD) in funding to support…
VANCOUVER, February 21, 2018 – Walmart Canada and Sustainable Produce Urban Delivery (SPUD) announced today an agreement to offer SPUD’s food delivery platform, Food-X Urban Delivery Inc. (Food-X), to Walmart.ca customers in Metro Vancouver. Food-X helps Walmart fulfill last mile home delivery and — through shared warehousing and consolidation of…
BENTONVILLE, Ark (July 31, 2017) – The Walmart Foundation today announced that it is making $1.87 million CAD ($1.5 million USD) available to fund proposals from eligible non-profit organizations working to reduce food waste in Canada. The Walmart Foundation is seeking proposals from qualified organizations that have experience in formulating,…
Five-cent plastic bag fee to discourage single use bags and eliminate plastic film from municipal land-fill to be implemented at Walmart stores in Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario and Québec during the month of MayMississauga, ON, April 28, 2016 – Walmart Canada today announced the expansion of its plastic bag-reduction initiative,…
April 23, 2014, Toronto, ON - Evergreen is proud to announce the recipients of the 2014 Walmart–Evergreen Green Grants program, bringing the number of initiatives supported across Canada since the launch of the grant program in 2005 to 571. This year Evergreen and 68 communities throughout Canada—from St. John’s to Vancouver — received grants…
·  $ 400,000 in Green Grants awarded to 70 communities from St-John’s to Vancouver to Nunavut April 18, 2013, Toronto, ON: Evergreen is proud to announce the recipients of the 2013 Walmart–Evergreen Green Grants program, celebrating the milestone of 500 projects supported across Canada since the grant program started in 2005. This year, 70…