Companies Unite with Walmart for Emission Reduction Initiative


BENTONVILLE, Ark. (KNWA) — Procter & Gamble and Tide announced it’s commitment to eliminate 50 million tons of greenhouse gas emissions from its supply chain in support of  Walmart’s Project Gigaton.

The project aims to reduce supply chain emissions by one gigaton by 2030.

That’s the equivalent to taking 211 million passenger vehicles off of U.S. roads for a year.

“We’re challenging our suppliers to come along with us on the journey and to look at the product and the whole life cycle of the product and say what can they do to really reduce impact,” said Laura Phillips, senior vice president of Walmart Global Sustainability.

Walmart launched Project Gigaton in 2017. 

To meet their commitment, P&G manufacturing sites will cut greenhouse gas emissions in half and will purchase enough renewable electricity to power 100 percent of its North American operations by 2020 and global plants by 2030, according to officials. 

Alongside the announcement, Tide is launching the #Quick Cold Pledge, which encourages consumers to join the commitment and reduce energy use and emissions every day by switching to quick and cold laundry cycles. 

The Tide Loads of Hope Truck, a mobile laundromat developed to provide the basic comfort of clean clothes to families affected by natural disasters, will be present to help launch the pledge.

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