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With more of us working from home, schooling from home and staying home, we’re doing far more cleaning. A lot of that cleaning is being done using major appliances, like dishwashers and washing machines, more than ever before. It’s Earth Week so there will be lots of focus on big sustainability goals – as there should be! But what we shouldn’t…
Ottawa, ON, January 27, 2021 - Today, Canada’s relationship to plastic waste fundamentally changed: the Canada Plastics Pact (CPP) launched to end plastic waste and pollution. The Pact brings together key players to collectively work towards ambitious 2025 goals that they could never achieve on their own.Canada Plastics PactMore than 40 Partners…
Toronto, ON January 19, 2021 – While COVID-19 has created significant challenges for schools, it hasn’t stopped students, campuses, and educators from stepping up to help wildlife. To support their efforts and help bring projects to life, World Wildlife Fund Canada is awarding Go Wild grants of $500-$1,000 to 100 schools at the K-12 level and 10…
By Jennifer Barbazza Manager, Sustainability, Walmart CanadaAt Walmart Canada our goal is to send zero waste to landfill. Bold goal? You bet! But, we’re getting there. The Zero Waste International Alliance defines zero waste as 90% diversion from landfills and incinerators. For 2019, our waste diversion rate was 88%. Meaning that we sent 88% of…
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…