Wal-Mart Pledges to Reduce Packaging
As part of Wal-Mart’s recent Green campaign, the retailer has pledged to reduce packaging used by it’s suppliers by 5% by the year 2013. To reach this goal, Wal-Mart has introduced a scorecard that will measure the environmental footprint left by all of their manufacturers.
Wal-Mart’s packaging scorecard is a measurement tool that allows suppliers to evaluate themselves relative to other suppliers, based on specific metrics. The metrics in the scorecard evolved from a list of favorable attributes announced earlier this year, known as the “7 R’s of Packaging”: Remove, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Renew, Revenue, and Read.