Wal-Mart Urges Suppliers to Cut Carbon Emissions

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. urged its suppliers to cut their carbon emission by 2015 to help the environment recover from the massive greenhouse gas build up caused by the industrial factories.

The retail giant is now looking to cut its greenhouse production by more than 20 million metric tons or an equivalent to 3.8 million cars taken off from roads for more than a year.

World’s biggest retail store chain Wal-Mart Stores Inc. on Friday called on its suppliers to help reduce the carbon emissions by more than 20 million metric tons by 2015.

In a statement, Wal-Mart spokespersons said that carbon emission produced by the stores operations and its suppliers should be slashed by more than 20 million metric tons to help save the environment, particularly the ozone layer.

The move was part of the retail giant’s push for a cleaner and greener store chains. Wal-Mart is now devising more energy-efficient stores and is now looking for ways on how it can use alternative energy sources into its day-to-day operations.

According to the statement, the company’s goal to slash the carbon emission is equivalent to taking off 3.8 million vehicles for more than a year.

To achieve this goal, Wal-Mart is working with the Environmental Defense Fund and other environmentalist groups that would help the company to measure how much it has reduce in its greenhouse gas emissions.

Meanwhile, the retail store chain said that it will not force suppliers to make any abrupt changes in its operations but said that it would gladly work with the companies to help reduce both emissions and operations costs.

Over the past few years, Wal-Mart has been working with the suppliers in reducing their package size and materials used to manufacture goods.


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