In the retail sector, most emissions exist in product supply chains rather than stores and distribution centers. That’s why Walmart created Project Gigaton™ in 2017 to engage suppliers in climate action, along with NGOs and other stakeholders. Through Project Gigaton™, we aim to reduce or avoid one billion metric tons (a gigaton) of greenhouse gases from the global value chain by 2030.
Aligned with the Paris Agreement’s original 2-degree Celsius warming scenario and designed in consultation with World Wildlife Fund (WWF), Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) and CDP, Project Gigaton’s™ success would represent a substantial reduction of Scope 3 emissions within Walmart’s and our suppliers’ value chains. Join us by setting targets and taking science-based, measurable action to reduce emissions across six areas critical to reaching zero emissions: energy use, nature, waste, packaging, transportation, and product use and design.