Walmart Canada is offering carbon-neutral last mile delivery for e-commerce purchases, including grocery.
The big-box retailer plans to offset an estimated 25,000 tonnes of scope three emissions, which it says is the equivalent of taking more than 5,000 cars of the road in its first year.
Working with sustainability technology company EcoCart, the emissions created from online orders will be calculated to purchase carbon offset credits from projects that protect forests, enable composting and waste diversion, and more.
"Funding carbon offsets for last-mile delivery in our eCommerce operations is an opportunity for Walmart to make an impact today as we work towards becoming a regenerative company and eliminating emissions across our business," said Laurent Duray, SVP, e-commerce, Walmart Canada.
"Minimizing the environmental impact of the last mile has been top of mind as customer behaviour has shifted towards increased reliance on our fast, easy and convenient delivery options for grocery and online orders," added Duray.
This program is part of Walmart’s commitment to achieve zero emissions globally by 2040 without the use of offsets by 2040 (scopes one and two).