March 2, 2010

Walmart's supply chain beware

Let me get this news from Walmart last week before it becomes stale. Everybody knows in the supply chain community that what Walmart and other big box retailers do vibrates all the way even up to chemical feedstock producers.

This year, Walmart decided to further put their nose in their supply chain's businesses by asking them (very nicely of course) to reduce their own greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions if they still want to be part of the Walmart empire. The retailer is coordinating with groups such as the Environmental Defense Fund, ClearCarbon Inc., PriceWaterhouseCoopers, the Carbon Disclosure Project and the Applied Sustainability Center (ASC) at the University of Arkansas, to implement this huge task.

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