CleanTechnica thinks it could, given the broad-based coalition Walmart has assembled plus their enormous clout in the marketplace means they can mandate that changes be made.
But what drives Walmart’s decisions around sustainability are these three goals:
1. To be supplied by 100% by renewable energy
2. To create zero waste
3. To sell products that sustain our resources and environment
Walmart already mandates that suppliers meet certain criteria in the products and packaging. Now they plan a full life-cycle analysis of all products they sell, to be stored in a database on an open platform. In other words, full transparency. And that could mean no more greenwashing for consumer products.