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Walmart Aims to End Emissions From Global Operations by 2040

  • Targeting own operations, which make up 5% of total emissions
  • World’s top retailer also targets 100% renewable power by 2035
Walmart is committing to cutting emissions from it own operations, known as Scope 1 and 2. 

Walmart is committing to cutting emissions from it own operations, known as Scope 1 and 2. 

Photographer: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

Walmart Inc. said it’s targeting zero emissions from its global operations by 2040, a small fraction of its total, in the latest climate-focused step amid heightened calls from investors and activists to reduce carbon footprints.

The world’s biggest retailer also plans to secure enough wind, solar and other renewable energy sources to power its facilities with 100% green power by 2035, it said in a statement Monday. It had previously said that it aims to secure half of its power from renewable sources by 2025.