Walmart stores in Mexico and Central America saved more than 37 million kWh (kilowatt hours), equivalent to the annual consumption of more than 20,000 households. Thus, the company managed to avoid the emission of over 16,000 tonnes of CO2 into the environment.
Antonio Ocaranza, director of Corporate Communications Walmart Mexico and Central America said that doing this company reaffirm their commitment for a better planet. As a part of implementing various energy efficiency initiatives they plans to reduce carbon emissions by 14% compared to 2014. 51% of Walmart stores are supplied by renewable energy from three wind farms in Oaxaca and Veracruz small hydro, he included.
Within the company initiatives that have contributed to these results include: energy efficiency measures; LED lighting in shops; and programs such as reverse logistics system backhaul, which is going to take every trip to and from distribution centers to collect goods from suppliers that are within the established route.
Also, Walmart of Mexico and Central America was recognized among the five leading Latin American companies 2015 climate management, the report “Climate Disclosure Leadership Index” prepared by the Carbon Disclosure Project. It is the only company in the industry to get included in the top 25 of a total of 123 companies in Latin America.
This report is done by Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), an international organization that provides a single global system for companies to share vital information on the environment. Participation in this report is held by invitation. The company is the first member of the CDP Supply Chain program that invites its suppliers to report carbon emissions business with Mexico.