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Mississauga, ON, June 25, 2021 – Walmart Canada is introducing new commitments to pollinator health as it continues its mission to become a regenerative company.The new commitments to pollinators are a step in protecting the food supply and improving biodiversity. Wild pollinators are currently declining in abundance and diversity in regions…
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…
Paris, France, December 8, 2020 — Demonstrating global leadership in the consumer goods industry’s effort to tackle the plastic pollution challenge and help advance a world where no plastic waste ends up in nature, the Plastic Waste Coalition of Action from The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) today announces the first critical advances made by…
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…
Mississauga, ON, September 6, 2018 – Walmart Canada today announced plans to power its fleet using 100 per cent alternative power by 2028. To meet that goal, the company has announced plans to acquire an additional 30 Tesla 18-wheeler semi-trucks, building on its original order of 10 trucks in November 2017. With 40 Tesla Semis in total, 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…