For its supply chain, Wal-Mart partnered with the Carbon Disclosure Project to find out ways for its suppliers to better manage their energy efficiency.
NOTE The Carbon Disclosure Project is a not-for-profit organization that works with organizations to determine the greenhouse gas emissions of major corporations.
The partnership will allow Wal-Mart to measure the amount of energy used throughout its supply chain. It will then use the information to look at a group of suppliers to examine ways to make procurement, manufacturing, and distribution more energy efficient.
Wal-Mart started its plan with a pilot group of seven of the most commonly purchased products:
• Vacuum cleaners
Suppliers are encouraged to monitor their greenhouse gas emissions, thus helping Wal-Mart reduce its total carbon footprint.
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