Walmart (China) Investment Company, the Walmart Global Procurement Office and the Zhonglin Tianhe (Beijing) Forest Certification Center of the State Forest Administration, have signed a memorandum of understanding to jointly promote worldwide environmental sustainability activities and practices: including forest certification.
Based on the MOU framework agreement, the partners will conduct training and exchange activities jointly promoting forest certification development in China and improving the awareness of the whole society on forest certification.
For the key collaborative areas specified by the MOU, all parties will provide technical consulting and professional training on forest certification for forest certification assessors, suppliers, managers of forest-related businesses and agencies.
As an effective means of promoting the sustainable development of forests, forest certification has gained wide acceptance globally and is becoming more and more recognized by the world's production enterprises and consumers. Implementation of a forest certification system has become an effective way for numerous countries to protect forest resources and promote the forest sustainability.
Walmart says that it has already put forward its sustainability goals, which are: 100-percent utilization of renewable resources, creating zero waste, and selling products that sustain resources and the environment.