Retailer wins national GLOBE Award at gala ceremony in Vancouver, BC
MISSISSAUGA, ON, May 13 /CNW/ - Walmart Canada was recognized last night
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
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.
About Walmart Canada
Walmart Canada operates 325 retail outlets nationwide and serves more
than one million customers daily. The company's vision is to
demonstrate environmental leadership by reducing the ecological impact
of its operations through company-wide programs focused on waste,
energy and products, as well as outreach programs that preserve and
enhance local environments. Walmart's global goal is to generate zero
waste, to be powered 100 per cent by renewable energy, and to sell
products that sustain people and the environment. Additional
information about Walmart can be found by visiting www.walmart.ca and on Twitter at http://Twitter.com/walmartcanada.
About The GLOBE Foundation
The GLOBE Foundation is an international consultancy organization in the
business of the environment. GLOBE's expertise lies in project
management, event development, and management and consulting in the
fields of environment and energy, urban development, and corporate
SOURCE WAL-MART CANADA CORP.
For further information:
Susan Schutta, director of corporate affairs, Walmart Canada, 905-821-2111 x 78012.