One of the world’s largest retailers has a plan to tackle the climate crisis. Can it pull it off?
Walmart is attempting to erase its huge climate footprint while continuing to sell tens of millions of low-priced products
Every day a seemingly never-ending stream of toothbrushes, toilet paper, tape, thumbtacks, toys and other products criss-cross the globe from a network of suppliers to Walmart’s more than 10,500 stores.
The retailer, which was for many years the biggest in the world until Amazon took its crown in August, has a supply chain almost unfathomably complex. And it comes with a huge carbon footprint. In 2019 the company emitted 17.56m metric tons of greenhouse gases.