Walmart Sustainability

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Unformatted text preview: pany is derived from the following sources: Solar ______% Wind ______% Other: _______% 23. What percentage of the energy consumed by the company’s five largest suppliers is derived from the following sources: Solar ______% Wind ______% Other: _______% Source: Information Provided by Walmart. Walmart’s Sustainability Strategy (A) OIT-71A Exhibit 8 Fact Sheet: Mercury in Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs (CFLs) Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, “Fact Sheet: Mercury in Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs,” (January 25, 2007). p. 32 Walmart’s Sustainability Strategy (A) OIT-71A p. 33 Exhibit 9 Sample of Results Achieved through Sustainability Quick Wins Note: This exhibit includes a sample of Walmart’s quick win projects. This information is in no way all-inclusive of the company’s sustainability-related improvement projects or its total results. Walmart used to spend approximately $16 million a year to haul plastic waste from its stores. However, by compressing plastic between layers of cardboard in what is called a “sandwich bale,” the company eliminated 6 million pounds of plastic from reaching landfills per month (72 million pounds per year). It also added $28 million a year to the company’s bottom through cost avoidance and by pelletizing the plastic it used to throw away and reselling it to suppliers. (See Exhibit 13 for photographs.) In logistics, Walmart reduced the fuel usage of it 7,000 trucks by 8 percent by putting auxiliary power units in the rigs so they can stop idling engines during loading or breaks. That saved $25 million in annual fuel bills and cut 100,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions. Walmart worked with Unilever to introduce All Small & Mighty triple concentrate laundry detergent in its stores. Moving to a triple concentrate formula was somewhat of a risk for Unilever. It had tried introducing a similar product, a double concentrate formula called Double Power Wisk, in the mid-1990s. However, when the smaller containers hit the shel...
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