Walmart will hand over its sustainability reigns to Andrea Thomas. She has been named the new senior vice president of Sustainability for the retail giant.
Thomas will replace Matt Kistler who is transitioning into a new role as senior vice president of Marketing on the Walmart U.S. team.
Leslie Dach, Walmart’s executive vice president of Corporate Affairs, told Environmental Leader that Thomas has been “a committed driver of sustainability within the Walmart private label business”. Dach continues…
“During the next several weeks Matt and Andrea will transition into their new roles. For a time, Matt and Andrea’s tenures in sustainability will overlap.”
If you follow Walmart’s sustainability initiatives, then you are familiar with the work of Kistler’s team over the last three years including Walmart’s China Sustainability Summit, and the launch of the Sustainability Index and Sustainability Consortium.
More recently, the company announced its commitment to reduce the carbon footprint from its supply chain by 20 million metric tons of carbon dioxide by 2015.
Walmart has some lofty goals and exciting times ahead. It will be interesting to see where its new senior vice president will take the world’s largest retailer.