Elizabeth Sturcken leads the work of EDF's Supply Chain EDF + Business team. She works to leverage the power of the marketplace to make every product safer, healthier and better for the environment.
She has been at EDF for almost 20 years and has led the team of people working with Walmart for the past ten years to create broad environmental change in areas including climate change, agriculture, green freight, toxics in products, waste and renewable energy. She led corporate partnerships with other major companies such as FedEx, to develop the next generation delivery vehicle and UPS, to create more sustainable overnight shipping packaging.
Elizabeth’s team includes three people based in Bentonville, AR, two in Boston, MA, one in Washington, DC and one in Raleigh, NC.
In the first of an ongoing series of articles, we give voice to EDF's sustainability work with Walmart, and offer inside perspectives on what it's like to work with the world's largest retailer on its environmental impacts.
Walmart released a guidance document this week that details how it will count the emissions reductions toward the retailers goal of squeezing 20 million metric tons of carbon dioxide from its supply chain by 2015.
This is EDF's fifth year working with Walmart, and throughout we’ve pushed the company hard to take aggressive goals and be transparent about its results. With the company's third sustainability report, it is evident that the message is starting to sink in.
Walmart's new commitment to cut 20 million metric tons of CO2 emissions from its supply chain is big news in and of itself, but it's the way the company will leverage its suppliers to make cuts that will make the biggest impacts.