About Walmart

Walmart is an American multinational retail corporation that operates chains of large discount department stores and warehouse stores.

By The Numbers

4,490

employees invited

2,833

ideas

15

opportunities recommended to leadership team

Objective
“Tap into our power” using Innovation Central to generate ideas for $5 million in energy savings and drive discussion of sustainability goals at store associate level

Approach

  • Phased roll-out approach
  • Identified and engaged a Personal Sustainability Program (PSP) Lead at each store
  • Sought customer involvement in stores

Business Results

  • $1.2M annual energy savings from an employee’s idea to remove light bulbs from vending machines in well-light break rooms
  • Generated ideas that impacted sustainability goals beyond energy savings, such as waste reduction
  • Identified quick-win opportunities to build awareness and train employees to maximize benefits of existing programs and initiatives