Walmart Canada Recognized for Commitment to the Environement

Walmart Canada was recognized for its commitment to sustainable business practices at The GLOBE Awards gala ceremony in Vancouver, BC. The retailer won The Award for Corporate Environmental Excellence.

"Walmart Canada is proud and humbled to be recognized by Canada's business community for its environmental achievements," said Andrew Pelletier, vice-president of corporate affairs and sustainability at Walmart Canada. "Our results show what is possible when sustainability is embraced throughout an organization.  We will continue to drive and share new initiatives."

The Award for Corporate Environmental Excellence recognizes a Canadian corporation with a proven record of environmental stewardship, whose commitment to environmental excellence has contributed to economic competitiveness in Canada.

Since 2005, Walmart Canada has worked to achieve three goals it shares with Walmart globally: to be supplied 100 per cent by renewable energy, to create zero waste and to sell products that sustain people and the environment. In 2009—the company's most recent report year—Walmart Canada significantly improved its energy efficiency, diverted more than 80 per cent of its waste from landfills, and stocked more than 1,000 environmentally-improved products.

The highly-regarded national awards program is judged by a panel of recognized experts from the Canadian business community. The awards recognize Canadian companies whose corporate sustainability practices yield results for the bottom line. 

on May 13, 2011