Energy Efficiency, Commercial, Sourcing Renewables  -  July 11, 2018

SED launches Supply Chain Initiative

Walmart has become the first member of the Smart Energy Decisions’ Supply Chain Initiative. Developed as an extension of SED’s Renewable Energy Sourcing Initiative, this new program is designed to help early adopters of renewable energy engage with their supply chains while helping their suppliers by delivering renewable energy sourcing education, peer-to-peer networking, and connections to renewable energy suppliers.

“While early adopters of renewable energy are well down the road with RE purchases for their own accounts, some are expressing the need to engage their supply chains in the interest of reducing their Scope 3 emissions,” explained John Failla, founder and editorial director of Smart Energy Decisions, adding, “Their supply chains, in turn, need education, mentoring, connections and confidence, which the Supply Chain Initiative is designed to provide.”

In concert with Walmart’s charter membership in the Supply Chain Initiative, Joby Carlson, Walmart's global director of sustainable energy and operations, and Steve W. Chriss, director, energy and strategy analysis will join Smart Energy Decisions to present a webinar today at 2:00 PM EST on “Walmart’s Project Gigaton – Driving renewable energy sourcing in the supply chain.”

Walmart's Project Gigaton is a bold global initiative with the objective to engage its suppliers in targeting the elimination of 1 gigaton of greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 from operations and supply chain activities. Carlson and Chriss will provide an overview of Project Gigaton and share specific insights on the energy pillar of the Project.

To register for today’s webinar, click here.

The webinar will also provide an overview of how SED’s  Supply Chain Initiative will be a part of the upcoming  Renewable Energy Sourcing Forum taking place, October 1-3 in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. SED previously announced that executives from Starbucks, Intuit, and Kingspan will be featured keynote speakers at this event.

The RE Sourcing Forum is an invitation-only event open to qualified corporate buyers of renewable energy at large electric power users. In addition, a limited number of supplier sponsorships are available to suppliers and service providers with a proven track record.

Click here to request an invitation as a buyer or supplier, or to get more information on the SED’s Renewable Energy Sourcing Forum.

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