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.
Sustainability Portal and Reporting
Completing the Private Brands Packaging Survey
All Private Brand suppliers are asked to complete a new survey regarding their primary packaging as part of the annual sustainability reporting period. Watch this video for tips on completing the survey correctly, including explanations of key terminology and answers to frequently asked questions.
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We’re here to answer your questions about the annual sustainability reporting process for the Project Gigaton, THESIS (The Sustainability Index), Packaging and Forests surveys. Not sure how to answer a question or need clarification? Having trouble navigating your Sustainability Portal account? Join us and we’ll answer your questions live (English language only)! If you can’t attend, you can always email your questions to email@example.com.
Click here for Private Brand supplier guidance for completing the packaging survey.
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 billion 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?
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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 annual disclosure deadline.
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Setting Energy Goals in Project Gigaton
Join Marty Spitzer from the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and Steven Nadel from the Amercian Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy to learn about different approaches to lower emissions through energy projects, including efficiency and renewables.
Setting Packaging Goals in Project Gigaton
Join Walmart and Adam Gendell from the Sustainable Packaging Coalition (SPC) to learn about Walmart's approach to sustainable packaging, and different approaches to lower emissions through packaging changes and optimization.
Setting Waste Goals in Project Gigaton
Join BSR to learn about different approaches to lower emissions through waste reduction and diversion initiatives, including presentations from two Giga-Guru suppliers that are taking on Waste in their own operations.
Setting Forests or Agriculture Goals in Project Gigaton
Join experts from the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) to learn about how your company can take action on Forests and Agriculture as part of Project Gigaton.
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
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.
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 Recyclability.
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.
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.
THESIS Supplier Tutorials and Trainings
THESIS by TSC on SupplyShift – Platform Tutorial
Description: Join a platform tutorial on THESIS (formerly referred to as the Sustainability Index) by The Sustainability Consortium, powered by SupplyShift. Learn about the updated features and functionality a THESIS license (formerly known as a TSC Toolkit license) now offers. TSC and SupplyShift will walk you through all steps from getting started to simultaneously sharing your sustainability performance assessment(s) with your retailer customer(s). Four timeframes are offered to join live and ask questions. Recordings in English with Mandarin and Spanish subtitles will be available in September. Register today for the timeframe that works best for your schedule.
|THESIS by TSC on SupplyShift – Platform Tutorial [Option 1] ||August 22, 2019 – 1-2 p.m. CT||Replay Recording|
|THESIS by TSC on SupplyShift – Platform Tutorial [Option 2] ||August 28, 2019 – 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. CT|
|THESIS by TSC on SupplyShift – Platform Tutorial [Option 3] ||September 18, 2019 – 1-2 p.m. CT |
|THESIS by TSC on SupplyShift – Platform Tutorial [Option 4] ||October 9, 2019 – 12-1 p.m. CT|
THESIS 101: An Overview of The Sustainability Insight System by TSC
Description: THESIS is a science-based performance management system designed to help retailers and suppliers measure sustainability performance for over 130 different consumer goods categories covering over 90% of all consumer products produced around the world. During this webinar, learn from Jessica Ginger, TSC Director of Implementation, about the methodology behind its development and the benefits of creating more sustainable consumer goods.
Date: September 5, 2019 – 1-2 p.m. CT
Recording Link: https://sustainabilityconsortiummeetings.webex.com/sustainabilityconsortiummeetings/lsr.php?RCID=f123468c920f4885bd3cb736898b2d56
Key Tips for Completing THESIS Assessments
Description: Join TSC Director of Implementation, Jessica Ginger, and TSC Senior Director of Technical Development, Christopher Cooke, for key tips on completing THESIS assessments. To equip you with the knowledge you need to most accurately and efficiently showcase your company's supply chain sustainability performance, you will take away a solid understanding of all available THESIS resources including data collection and calculation tools, tips for avoiding the most common assessment errors, and have the opportunity to dive deep into select THESIS key performance indicators like Greenhouse Gas Emissions Intensity for Manufacturing.
Date: September 10, 2019 – 1-2 p.m. CT
Recording Link: https://sustainabilityconsortiummeetings.webex.com/sustainabilityconsortiummeetings/lsr.php?RCID=ae6eab15360b4a9ca080549f0b5413c5
THESIS Open Q&A with the Experts
Description: Do you have unanswered questions about THESIS or your assessments? TSC's Implementation and Technical Development teams are hosting virtual “office hours” for suppliers to have their questions answered in real time. This unstructured forum will give you direct access to TSC KPI experts while taking advantage of listening to questions other suppliers may have.
Date: September 26, 2019 – 1-2 p.m. CT
Registration Link: https://sustainabilityconsortiummeetings.webex.com/sustainabilityconsortiummeetings/onstage/g.php?PRID=acf3c88b5c11e7dd5d8329f9dab90254
Dairy and Beef: Greenhouse Gas Emissions On-farm and Feed Sourcing
Description: TSC is offering a special virtual training on two of the most impactful and commonly challenging KPIs in animal agriculture assessments: Greenhouse Gas Emissions On-farm and Feed Sourcing. Based on industry performance data, dairy and beef suppliers are consistently challenged by the GHGs On-farm and Feed Sourcing KPIs on their THESIS assessments. Join Jessica Ginger, TSC Director of Implementation, and representatives from Cool Farm Tool and Field to Market as we break down these KPIs and review why they are included in your assessments, how to best calculate your responses, and what you can do to improve your scores.
Date: September 17 – 1-2 p.m. CT
Recording Link: https://sustainabilityconsortiummeetings.webex.com/sustainabilityconsortiummeetings/lsr.php?RCID=7d0511e9132e49f1bd724f32a9be2bfd
Poultry and Pork: Greenhouse Gas Emissions On-farm and Feed Sourcing
Description: TSC is offering a special virtual training on two of the most impactful and commonly challenging KPIs in animal agriculture assessments: Greenhouse Gas Emissions On-farm and Feed Sourcing. Based on industry performance data, pork and poultry suppliers are consistently challenged by the GHGs On-farm and Feed Sourcing KPIs on their THESIS assessments. Join Jessica Ginger, TSC Director of Implementation, and representatives from Cool Farm Tool and Field to Market as we break down these KPIs and review why they are included in your assessments, how to best calculate your responses, and what you can do to improve your scores.
Date: September 19 – 1-2 p.m. CT
Recording Link: https://sustainabilityconsortiummeetings.webex.com/sustainabilityconsortiummeetings/lsr.php?RCID=7619221f36ed45a5b5c90f79f3ed4242
Training and webinar offerings are updated frequently. To ask questions or request a training topic, email firstname.lastname@example.org.