To help suppliers and other organizations on their sustainability journey, Walmart is collaborating to provide training and webinars on topics that matter most to suppliers.

Project Gigaton

Project Gigaton aims to inspire suppliers to prevent upstream and downstream greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the global value chain. Specifically, the goal of Project Gigaton is to prevent one billon metric tons, or one Gigaton, of CO2 emissions from global value chains between 2015 and 2030.

Project Gigaton “office hours”: open Q&A
Description: We’re here with a panel of experts from CDP, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), and the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) to answer your questions about Project Gigaton and the annual reporting process. Not sure how to answer a question or need clarification? Having trouble navigating the website? Join us and we’ll answer your questions live! If you can’t attend, you can always email your questions to corpsu@wal-mart.com.
Time and Date: October 31, 2018 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm CST
Location: Zoom - https://walmart.zoom.us/wc/join/582691057
Dial: +1 669 900 6833 (US Toll) Meeting ID: 582 691 057

Time and Date: November 7, 2018 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm CST
Location: Zoom - https://walmart.zoom.us/wc/join/978220701
Dial: +1 669 900 6833 (US Toll) Meeting ID: 978 220 701

The Power of Energy Efficiency Goals: A Discussion with Large U.S. Manufacturers
Description: This webinar will feature panelists from three leading manufacturers—Arcelor Mittal US, Cargill, and Cummins Inc.—to discuss how they set and continuously work to achieve their energy efficiency and GHG targets. The panel will also include a representative from Boston Common Asset Management to explain why public goals and commitments are important to investors.
Presenter: Arcelor Mittal US, Cargill, Cummins Inc., Boston Common Asset Management
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Get Ready for 50001 Ready
Time and Date: September 13, 2018 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm EST
Description: This webinar is a deep dive into how companies can achieve energy savings targets with panelists from the U.S. DOE Advanced Manufacturing Office, NY State Comptroller’s Office, and Arcelor Mittal.
Presenter: U.S. DOE Advanced Manufacturing Office, NY State Comptroller’s Office, and Arcelor Mittal.
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Sustainability Index

We know that customers want to feel good about the products they buy and the companies they buy from. The Sustainability Index gathers and analyzes information across a product’s life cycle and is a critical measurement and transparency tool that Walmart and suppliers can use to deliver on our customers’ expectations. The Sustainability Index is developed by The Sustainability Consortium (TSC), a global organization dedicated to improving the sustainability of consumer products.

The Sustainability Consortium (TSC)
The Sustainability Consortium (TSC) uses the best sustainability science to help companies make the everyday products we use better and more sustainable. The products and services of TSC reflect their academic and collaborative values: science-based, stakeholder-informed, and focused on impact. TSC Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) not only help improve the sustainability of the products we use every day, but also drive efficiency by letting suppliers answer a unified set of measurement questions for different retail customers. TSC has many resources available for suppliers needing help and/or tools related to answering KPIs and is offering multiple levels of educational webinars leading up to the 2018 Index.

Achieving Your Sustainability Targets Webinar Series
Time and Date: multiple dates in November - see link
You have your sustainability scorecard in hand, highlighting where your company is doing well and where it has opportunity for driving sustainable impact. You also can see which issues are priority for your retail customers. But what do you do next? How does one actually achieve their sustainability targets? TSC’s Achieve Your Sustainability Targets virtual series for consumer goods suppliers is an opportunity to learn directly from sustainability leaders as they share their successes and past mistakes!

The series will provide you with practical advice for how to make progress in a variety of areas including: Energy, Deforestation, Packaging, Product Use, Waste, and Agriculture. These topics mirror Walmart’s Project Gigaton Pillars – each webinar will touch on issues of greenhouse gas emissions, but will explore other ways to address and tackle sustainability challenges in each area.

This free, virtual series includes six 75-minute webinars from leaders in the sustainability industry. The webinars are best watched live to actively participate in the panel discussion and Q&A.

Sustainability Reporting Support: Key Performance Indicators 101
Time and Date: September 13, 2018 10:30 am – 11:30 am CDT
Description: Join TSC for an introduction to the Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) utilized by more than a dozen retailers, including Walmart. This agenda is tailored to suppliers who are new to reporting, who have had turnover in their primary contact(s) for reporting, and those who simply need a refresher.
Presenter: Jessica Ginger, Director of Implementation
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Sustainability Reporting Support: Tips and Tricks for Accurate and Efficient Reporting
Time and Date: September 18, 2018 10:30 am – 11:30 am CDT
Description: Join TSC to discuss common reporting challenges faced by suppliers and learn methods to prevent or overcome those challenges when reporting your sustainability performance. TSC staff will be sharing tips and tricks gained from co-creating TSC Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and supporting suppliers. The agenda is tailored to help suppliers report more accurately and efficiently while offering insights gleaned from TSC members and trained service providers. Topics will include any changes to previous KPI iterations, methods for overcoming common pitfalls, and an overview of TSC respondent tools.
Presenters: Jessica Ginger, Director of Implementation, and Christopher Cooke, Director of Technical Development
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Sustainability Reporting Support: Streamlining Agricultural Data Gathering and Sharing
Time and Date: September 20, 2018 10:30 am – 11:30 am CDT
Description: Join TSC for a deeper dive on Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for food and beverage products. TSC staff will walk through examples of KPIs common to many agriculture-based products and demonstrate new tools that can help automatically calculate farm-level data for reporting to TSC KPIs.
Presenters: Amanda Raster, Manager Technical Development for Food, Beverage, and Agriculture, and Christy Slay Ph.D., Director of Technical Partnerships
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The SAP Product Stewardship Network
SAP Product Stewardship Network (PSN) is an online tool that enables retailers to exchange sustainability data efficiently and confidentially. Within the PSN cloud system, retailers send their suppliers category specific surveys about how they are sourcing ethically and sustainably. Supplier responses are recorded and communicated through the same system. A benefit to suppliers is the immediate report on responses, and if 5 or more suppliers have completed the same questionnaire, an anonymized chart displaying how rankings among suppliers is included.

Sustainability Reporting Support: Utilizing the SAP Product Stewardship Network
Time and Date: September 11, 2018 10:00 am – 11:00 am CDT
Description: Join SAP for a tutorial on using your Product Stewardship Network (PSN) account and ensuring your TSC Product Sustainability Toolkit license is updated and active on PSN.
Presenter: Colleen Chapman, SAP
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Past Events

Walmart Index Support: Key Performance Indicators 101
Join TSC for an introduction to the Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) utilized by Walmart’s Sustainability Index. The agenda is tailored to suppliers who are new to reporting, who have had turnover in their primary contact(s) for reporting, and those who simply need a refresher. Recorded in September, 2017.
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Walmart Index Support: Responding to Complex Key Performance Indicators
Join The Sustainability Consortium (TSC) for an overview of new respondent tools that are now available and a deep dive into Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) that are more complex in terms of data collection and reporting. Recorded in September, 2017.
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Walmart Index Support: The SAP Product Stewardship Network
Join SAP for a tutorial on using your Product Stewardship Network (PSN) account and ensuring your TSC Product Sustainability Toolkit license is updated and active on PSN.
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Training and webinar offerings are updated frequently. To ask questions or request a training topic, email corpsu@wal-mart.com.