As some of the world’s largest companies, household brands like Home Depot and Walmart have recorded record breaking profits following the COVID surge in consumer spending. As their businesses have grown, so too has the air and climate pollution from the fossil-fuel transport of their goods. As international corporate heavyweights, these companies can be a powerful force for positive change if they tackle their shipping pollution problem head-on.
To be the climate and public health champions we need, Home Depot and Walmart need to demand fossil-free, ocean shipping now.
Home Depot and Walmart:
- Take immediate action to rapidly reduce port air pollution from the maritime shipping of your goods, with a commitment to eliminate emissions in and near port by 2025.
- Commit to and work with urgency towards achieving 100% fossil-free, zero emission shipping by 2030.
- Commit to move goods from fossil-fueled vessels to zero emission ships.
- Immediately provide (and then publish annually) clear and comparable data on greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution from the shipping in your supply chain, pollution reduction measures, and progress towards set goals.