Accelerating the agricultural focus of the Sustainability Index, beginning with a Sustainable Produce Assessment for top producers in its Global Food Sourcing network in 2011;
investing more than $1 billion in its global fresh supply chain in the next five years; and,
Reducing food waste in its emerging market stores and clubs by 15 percent and by 10 percent in stores and clubs in its other markets by the end of 2015.
Requiring sustainably sourced palmoil for all Walmart private brand products globally by the end of 2015. Sourcing sustainable palm oil for our U.K. and U.S. private brand products alone will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 5 million metric tons by the end of 2015.
It is estimated that 60 percent of deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon is related to cattle ranching expansion.
In India, sourcing 50 percent of its fresh produce through its Direct Farm Program;
In China, upgrading 15 percent of Direct Farm products from Green to Organic certified;
In Japan, reducing in-store produce waste by 35 percent and increase the number of produce farmers it sources from directly from 15,000 to 17,000; and
In Canada, purchasing 30 percent of the produce assortment locally on an annual basis.
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