Sustainability

Walmart de Mexico y Centroamerica earns big recognition for sustainability

By  Walmart Green Room May 03, 2013

Windmills in Mexico

Walmart de Mexico y Centroamerica purchases all of the energy created by the Oaxaca I Lamatalaventosa Wind Farm.

Walmart’s commitment to sustainability spans the globe, so it’s always exciting to see how that work is translating into other important milestones and connections for our stores around the world. Recently Walmart de Mexico y Centroamerica was included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Emerging Markets Index, which tracks the top 10 percent of the 800 largest emerging markets companies in the Dow Jones Global Total Stock Market Index that lead the field in terms of sustainability. In fact, Walmart was the only company in Mexico to be selected. The index is a tool for investors to measure the top companies that are considered to be leaders in corporate sustainability.

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Walmart de Mexico also recently received Level “A” certification from the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), a global non-profit that provides sustainability reporting guidance with the ultimate goal of achieving a sustainable global economy. The Level “A” certification means that Walmart de Mexico’s sustainability report accurately and sufficiently disclosed its practices across a minimum of 20 performance indicators with at least one of each falling into the environmental, human rights, labor, society, and product responsibility categories.

Following our global “ Live Better” mission, Scot Rank, president and CEO of Walmart de México y Centroamérica, says that the company’s main goal in the region is to help improve the quality of life for families in Mexico and Central America – and Walmart de Mexico is working with customers, communities, nonprofits, local farmers, suppliers and associates to achieve that goal.

In our latest Global Responsibility Report, we go into more detail about Walmart de Mexico’s community and environmental efforts. For example, Walmart de Mexico is making great progress in renewable energy. Currently, 351 of our stores in Mexico use renewable energy produced by wind (347 units) and solar (four units). This allows us to reduce CO 2 emissions by 137,476 tons a year.

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