Competitors of Wal-Mart Canada, including Loblaws, Home Depot, Staples and Best Buy, are playing nice for sustainability, having accepted an invitation to Wal-Mart Canada’s Feb. 10 Green Business Summit in Vancouver, reports the Wall Street Journal.
Wal-Mart’s meeting in Canada – coming symbolically just a day before the Olympics kick off – should bring together about 300 leaders from the government, NGOs and business to discuss energy efficiency, waste management and the like.
Wal-Mart business partners on the participant list reads like a who’s-who of Fortune 500 firms. Among the firms are 3M, Cadbury, Coca-Cola, Kellogg Canada, Kraft, L’OREAL, McDonald’s, PepsiCo, SC Johnson, Sony, Unilever, according to a press release.
“For the good of the planet we must share sustainable business practices across all business sectors. We have a huge opportunity to drive environmental collaboration,” said David Cheesewright, President & CEO of Walmart Canada.
Competitor Canadian Tire said it viewed its participation in the summit as a platform to discuss its “leadership position” in sustainability.
For a full list of companies participating, click here.
Here’s a video about the summit.