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Twenty-four of Canada’s largest corporations provide final report on sustainability commitment

Vancouver, BC February 10, 2011 – Walmart Canada and many of Canada’s largest corporations celebrated the conclusion of Walmart Canada’s Sustainability Challenge today, providing the public with an update on their sustainability initiatives. The update, available on, is the one year milestone of Walmart Canada’s Sustainability Challenge.

Walmart Canada posed the Sustainability Challenge to prominent Canadian companies to launch a major sustainability project in Canada before February 2011. Their projects could focus on waste, energy, water, or sustainable products and services.

Highlights of the earth-saving projects include a new, lighter package for Heinz, makers of Renées Gourmet, which reduced Green House Gas (GHG) emissions during transportation. The switch contributed to the company’s reduction in GHG emissions by more than 16.2 percent in 2010. Kraft Foods partnered Terra-Cycle to sponsor the “up-cycling” of its snack food packaging into retail items such as tote bags, shower curtains and umbrellas. Kraft Foods diverted more than 590,000 packages from landfills through this program.

“The results of the Sustainability Challenge demonstrate a real, compelling business case for going green,” said Andrew Pelletier, Vice President of Corporate Affairs and Sustainability of Walmart Canada. “The participating organizations have shown us that retailers, manufacturers and service-providers can take great strides towards achieving environmentally sustainable businesses while continuing to grow their operations.”

Signatories to the Sustainability Challenge are:

3M Canada

Bissell Inc.

Canadian Tire Corporation

Coca-Cola Canada

Frito-Lay Canada

Greenomics Corporation

Hallmark Canada

Hewlett-Packard (Canada)

H.J. Heinz Company

Home Depot Canada

Kraft Canada Inc.

Kruger Products Ltd

Maple Leaf Foods

McDonalds Canada

Naya Water

Nature’s Path Foods

Nature’s Grilling Products

Projecting Change Film Festival


SC Johnson and Sons

Staples Canada Inc

Spin Master Inc

Unilever Canada Inc

Walmart Canada

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About Walmart Canada

Headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario, Walmart Canada operates 314 retail outlets nationwide and serves more than one million customers daily. The company's vision is to demonstrate environmental leadership by reducing the ecological impact of its operations through company-wide programs focused on waste, energy and products, as well as outreach programs that preserve and enhance local environments. Walmart’s global goal is to generate zero waste, to be powered 100 percent by renewable energy, and to sell products that sustain people and the environment.