As reported by the U.S.-based Waste Business Journal (www.wastebusinessjournal.com), Walmart said it is on track to meet most of its sustainability goals, including its ambition to end landfill waste by 2025.
Walmart CEO Mike Duke said in June 2011 that environmental sustainability is one of the company's top five priorities.
However, the company said it is facing some headwinds, including not selling as much energy-efficient consumer products as it had hoped and it did not reduce the level of phosphates in its laundry and dish detergents as much as originally planned.
Nevertheless, it has reduced landfill waste from 36 per cent two years ago to just 20 per cent of its waste going to landfills by the end of 2011.
The company also said 22 per cent of the electricity it used in its global operations during all of 2010 came from renewable sources, while 15 per cent of all the energy it used came from renewables.