Cotton LEADS

Stories: Down the Chain
Walmart - USA

Products produced as sustainably as possible.

Walmart believes that the customer should be able to have a quality, reasonably priced product that is also produced as sustainably as possible. With a goal to reduce emissions in their supply chain by 1 gigaton by 2030, Walmart felt it was a natural fit to partner with the Cotton LEADS program to help them learn more about these types of continuous improvement opportunities. “Cotton is a major ingredient in many of our apparel and home textile products,” explains Ken Lanshe, Walmart’s vice president, General Merchandise, Technical, Quality and Sustainability. “Through the Cotton LEADS℠ program, Walmart hopes to learn from and collaborate on efforts that U.S. cotton farmers are taking to be responsible and sustainable producers. Our support for the Cotton LEADS℠ program aligns with Walmart’s goal to sell products that sustain the environment.” Walmart joins more than 500 companies worldwide which recognize both the environmental gains cotton growers in Australia and the United States continue to achieve and their commitment to meeting the challenge of growing sustainable cotton.

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