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Walmart inches toward audacious Project Gigaton goal

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“As of February 2018, around 400 suppliers were involved in Project Gigaton, so participation has more than doubled over the past 12 months. The initiative is open to suppliers working with Walmart Canada. The retailer’s operations in the United Kingdom and China adopted the program last year, and it touches suppliers in at least 30 countries.

“Walmart’s ongoing effort to encourage suppliers to deepen their commitment to taking action to address climate change expands beyond emissions reductions. During the summit, the retailer pledged source apparel and home textile products only from suppliers whose textile mills use the Sustainable Apparel Coalition’s Higg Index Facility Environmental Module (FEM) to measure and help improve environmental performance by 2022. The module helps standardize the way that apparel, footwear and textile manufacturing sites share information with the brands buying their products.

“A few other announcements rounded out the news shared during the summit. . . .”

FULL STORY published April 10, 2019 via GreenBiz