Reduce – A “Giga” Project (Walmart)
Firstly, let us have a look at Walmart, the American superstar of department and grocery stores. From 2015 to 2030, Walmart has set a goal to reduce supply chain emissions by one billion metric tonnes of Carbon Dioxide equivalents!
The aptly named Project Gigaton implores Walmart’s suppliers to create SMART goals for reducing their greenhouse gas emissions, and to report to Walmart with annual results to help reach the goal.
In the process, Walmart gives their suppliers the opportunity to be recognised for their efforts, with symbolic trophies such as ‘Sparking Change’ and ‘Giga Guru’.
These titles represent the number of goals and reports made by the suppliers, showcasing the suppliers’ dedication to the project.
So far, 3169 of Walmart’s suppliers have signed up for the Gigaton project, with 28% of them reaching the status of Giga Guru.
However, as of the fifth of November, suppliers will need to increase the variety of pillars (Energy,Nature,Waste,Packaging, andProduct Use) they report on, to maintain this coveted status.