Tag Archives: Sustainability

Walmart Fireside Chat: Zero Plastic Waste

Author: 8th and Walton

(Editor’s note: Need help aligning your supply chain to Walmart’s sustainability goals? Our team helps you do it! Click here to schedule a free consultation.) Walmart has once again cranked up its commitment to sustainability. In the recent WalStreet Fireside Chat, the discussion was not merely a broad look at the carbon footprint. Instead, it remained laser-focused on plastics in packaging…

Need Help with Sustainability/Renewable Energy Goals?

Author: Jarrod Davis

Have you skimmed the business news headlines this week? Beyond the seasonal sales, mergers/acquisitions, and leadership shuffles, corporations are touting their commitments to the environment. Renewable energy is particularly visible, as more and more leading companies have announced larger and larger renewables initiatives. Companies looking at renewable energy – as a financial, risk management, and sustainability strategy – are often struck…

Sustainable Consolidation at Sam’s Club

Author: 8th and Walton

Sustainable Consolidation at Sam’s Club For some time now, Walmart has been serious about sustainability issues. From issuing supplier sustainability scorecards to initiating huge renewable energy projects, the retailer is committed to protecting the environment at every level of its operations. Sam’s Club is also becoming much more proactive in the area of sustainability, posing new challenges and opportunities for suppliers.…

Be Proactive! Combat Forced Labor in Your Supply Chain

Author: 8th and Walton

The ability to gather, track, and interpret data has changed the way everyone does business: Retailers and suppliers alike. It also means that businesses are increasingly held accountable by governments, and other businesses, for ensuring that their goods and services are produced ethically. Over the past several years, the media and activist groups have drawn attention to the problem of slavery…

Millennial Minute: How Important Are Sustainable Footprints?

Author: 8th and Walton

When marketing to Millennials and Generation Z, consider your sustainability promise. What it contains can make the difference between a successful effort and a dud. On the April 23rd, 2016 episode of Focus on Suppliers, Jessica Hendrix, CEO of Saatchi & Saatchi X, offered a Millennial Minute on the purchasing decisions of Millennials. It turns out that this socially-conscious demographic pays…

Walmart Sustainability Initiative & Suppliers

Author: 8th and Walton

To kick off the new season, Neile Jones talks with Walmart and several suppliers about sustainability. Topics include Walmart’s sustainability efforts, expectations for their supplier partners, and how Walmart measures success – as well as the resources available to guide suppliers toward a more sustainable supply chain. Three examples of successful, sustainable suppliers are Tyson, Eco-Vet Furniture, and KYYA Chocolate. Guests…