Wal-Mart unwraps new packaging policy
Suppliers that use excessive packaging may risk losing the business of the world’s most powerful retailer.
Wal-Mart Canada announced Thursday that packaging practices will weigh in its decision on which products to stock.
Chief executive Mario Pilozzi says the retail giant will soon implement a packaging scorecard, in which companies will have to fill out a questionnaire detailing the environmental impact and recycled content of their packaging.
Pilozzi says companies that haven’t worked hard enough to be less wasteful will have a harder time finding shelf space at Wal-Mart.
He made the announcement yesterday in Toronto to a meeting of about 200 suppliers.
Wal-Mart hopes to reduce the packaging on its products by five per cent by 2013.
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