Walmart Canada Green Business Summit panelists announced

H.J. Heinz, SC Johnson and Son, Maple Leaf Foods, Mountain Equipment Co-op, Blu Skye Sustainability Consulting and Walmart Canada to examine business cases for going 'green'.

VANCOUVER, Feb. 3 /CNW/ - Walmart Canada today announced five panelists who will lead the discussion on profitable green business practices during the Walmart Canada Green Business Summit on February 10, 2010.

The panelists are:

    -   David Labistour - CEO - Mountain Equipment Co-op
    -   Peter Luik - President & CEO - H. J. Heinz Company
    -   John Peoples - President & General Manager - SC Johnson and Son
    -   Dave Sherman - Engagement Manager - Blu Skye Sustainability
    -   Anne Tennier - Vice President, Environmental Affairs - Maple Leaf
    -   David Cheesewright - CEO - Walmart Canada

In October 2009, Walmart Canada Green Business Summit began its search for suitable panelists by asking participating organizations to submit case studies that demonstrate sustainable business initiatives and are also delivering to the bottom line. The panelists were chosen from over 60 applicants for their expertise in Energy, Waste & Material Management, Green Products & Solutions, and Employee Green Engagement.

"We were very pleased with the variety and calibre of submissions," said Andrew Pelletier, VP Corporate Affairs for Walmart Canada. "These panelists will lead the morning session of the Summit. By sharing their examples of sustainable business initiatives that are also good for the company, they can help lead a change in the way business is done."

More than 300 CEOs, business executives, government officials and NGOs are registered for the Walmart Canada Green Business Summit. A complete list of the Summit delegates is available at

Reporters, bloggers and producers who wish to attend must confirm their attendance and coordinate press passes by February 3, 2010. For more information see

                     See a Summit introduction video at:

About the Walmart Canada Green Business Summit

Walmart Canada believes business can change the world faster than anyone. On February 10, 2010, Walmart Canada is hosting a Summit on sustainability, highlighting the very real business case for going green. Walmart Canada is leading change and accelerating the implementation of profitable, environmentally-sustainable business practices across industry sectors.

About Walmart Canada

Headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario, Walmart Canada operates 314 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 percent by renewable energy, and to sell products that sustain people and the environment.

SOURCE Walmart Canada

For further information: For further information: Media Contact: Regan Lal, Walmart Green Business Summit, (604) 551-4409,,

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