Wal-Mart Stores Inc. on Wednesday announced a strategy, dubbed Project Gigaton, to reduce greenhouse gas emissions resulting from their operations and supply chains. The initiative will provide an emissions reduction toolkit to suppliers that seek to eliminate one gigaton (or one billion tons) of emissions by 2030, focusing on manufacturing, materials and use of products.
The reduction is equivalent to taking more than 211 million passenger vehicles off of U.S. roads and highways for a year, the company said in a press release following its annual Milestone Summit.
Suppliers that agreed to decrease greenhouse gas emissions and boost recycling efforts include: Colgate-Palmolive Company, Unilever, Dairy Farmers of America, General Mills, Land O’Lakes and Kimberly Clark.
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