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Walmart Canada to offer carbon-neutral last mile delivery

Walmart says it expects the program will offset an estimated 25,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide each year. 

March 3, 2022   by CM Staff

Walmart Canada Is The First Major Canadian Retailer to Offer Carbon-Neutral Last Mile Delivery (CNW Group/Walmart Canada Corp.)

MISSISSAUGA — Walmart Canada has announced that it will offer carbon-neutral last mile delivery for e-commerce purchases sold and shipped by Walmart, including online grocery.

Walmart says it expects the program will offset an estimated 25,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide each year.

Walmart has engaged EcoCart to calculate and validate the emissions created from online orders and to purchase carbon offset credits from high-quality projects in the exact dollar amount required to reduce or avoid those emissions.

“Funding carbon offsets for last-mile delivery in our eCommerce operations is an opportunity for Walmart to make an impact today as we work towards becoming a regenerative company and eliminating emissions across our business,” explained Laurent Duray, SVP, eCommerce, Walmart Canada in a statement.

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“Minimizing the environmental impact of the last mile has been top of mind as customer behaviour has shifted towards increased reliance on our fast, easy and convenient delivery options for grocery and online orders.”

Walmart says its project portfolio includes initiatives that protect forests, enable composting and waste diversion, aid with refrigerant management, and turn biomass into fuel.