Corporate Energy Efficiency Award: 2009 Aspen Institute Energy and Environment Awards
The 2009 award for Corporate Energy Efficiency was presented to Wal-Mart for leading the way to reduce energy and environmental impacts.
This video introduces the Aspen Institute Energy and Environment Awards and illustrates Wal-Mart’s work.
Wal-Mart is the worldâ€™s largest retailer and has strived to become the standard bearer for energy efficiency in the global retail industry. Wal-Martâ€™s energy and environmental initiatives include: doubling the fuel efficiency of their transportation fleet, becoming 100 percent supplied by renewable energy, and creating zero waste in their stores. Through their â€œSustainability 360â€ approach, Wal-Mart is redefining how the retail industry manages energy. Through this approach, Wal-Mart continues its legacy of energy efficient installations which thereby reduce our carbon footprint on a per-store basis. Moreover, by sharing best practices with academic institutions, industry groups, government agencies and other businesses â€“ including their competitors – Wal-Mart is creating a blueprint that other retailers are following.
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