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 by 2030.

Project Gigaton 101
Strapped for time and need a quick 101 on Project Gigaton? Tune in and get ready for the best three minutes of your day.
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Setting a SMART Goal
SMART stands for specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time limited. It’s simple enough, but does your company have the knowledge it needs to set a SMART goal?
3-minute overview: Watch the Video
30-minute webinar: Replay Link

CDP and Project Gigaton
Join CDP and Walmart to learn how to report emissions reduction projects across the six pillars of Project Gigaton into CDP, and how to leverage your CDP disclosure to report to Project Gigaton. You’ll also learn key details about summitting your CDP response ahead of CDP's July 31, 2019 deadline.
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The Power of Energy Efficiency Goals: A Discussion with Large U.S. Manufacturers
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
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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Design for Plastics Recyclability Webinar Series

Hosted by Walmart, Presented by APR. Please join us for this series of webinars hosted by Walmart, and presented by The Association of Plastic Recyclers, discussing design for plastics recyclability and communicating the common messages within the Walmart Recyclability Playbook and the APR Design Guide® for Plastics Recylability.

Walmart’s Sustainable Packaging Playbook and Walmart’s Recycling Playbook provide an overview of sustainable packaging best practices, and a deep dive resource specifically for suppliers interested in improving and innovating packaging while supporting recycling. The APR Design® Guide for Plastics Recyclability is published to help package design engineers at consumer brand companies and converters create packaging that is fully compatible with plastics recycling systems in North America.

Click the links below to register for each session now

** Each session will begin at 2:30 pm EDT **
July 11 - Overview of Plastics Packaging
August 1 - Why is/isn’t my plastic recyclable?
August 29 - PET Packaging
September 12 - HDPE and PP Packaging
October 10 - Flexible Packaging (bags/wraps/films)
October 31 - Using more PCR

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 helping 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.

Sustainability Reporting Support: Key Performance Indicators 101
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
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
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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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