Climate Week 2019
The Top Five Climate Reasons Zach Freeze is Proud to Work for Walmart

Zach Freeze, Senior Director for Sustainability, has been with Walmart since December 2006. Zach and his team work with merchants, suppliers and non-profits to help advance our progress against our company’s sustainability goals.


We believe that businesses are key to addressing the most pressing social and environmental challenges facing us today. Not only because it’s the right thing to do for future generations, but it’s the right thing to do for our business and our people. Next week, Walmart will be heading to New York to participate in Climate Week, where we will meet with global leaders to discuss and tackle the consequences of climate change. To kick off the week, I want to share my Top Five Climate Reasons that make me proud to work for Walmart.


  1. #1 is Project Gigaton.  We knew we could make a big impact on climate change by getting our suppliers onboard.  So, in 2017 we launched Project Gigaton and invited suppliers to join our commitment to avoid 1 billion metric tons of emissions in our value chains by 2030. We’re proud that more than 1,000 suppliers have signed on over the past two years.

  2. We’re using energy from solar and wind to power many of our stores and distribution centers, and we’re on our way to be powered by 50% renewable energy by 2025.

  3. Customers can find electric vehicle charging stations at more than 400 stores across the U.S., and can charge their car while they shop our fantastic stores.

  4. We are working hard to make all of our Great Value packaging recyclable – check for our How2Recycle Label on pack and let’s recycle more.  

  5. And when food goes unpurchased, we work hard to donate to people in places that need it, reducing food waste and making a difference for people and the planet.