ARLINGTON, Va. — Wal-Mart Stores, Bentonville, Ark., will provide details on its plan to implement a Sustainable Packaging Scorecard in Mexico on June 25 at Expo Pack Mexico in Mexico City, according to the Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute (PMMI), the conference organizer based here.
Wal-Mart officials will give Mexican packagers, and the packaging supply chain that supports Wal-Mart’s suppliers, the first detailed public view of the Scorecard’s objective, scope and timeline. In addition, Wal-Mart will provide details on the development of its Mexican Packaging Sustainable Value Network (SVN), a committee that will work in collaboration with Wal-Mart on the launch of the scorecard. The retailer plans to launch the scorecard in Mexico toward the latter part of this year, added PMMI.
"Wal-Mart first announced a sustainable packaging scorecard for suppliers to its U.S. stores during Pack Expo 2006," said Charles D. Yuska, PMMI’s president and chief executive officer, in a statement. "The scorecard was actually launched in the U.S. in 2008 as the first step of a plan to roll out the scorecard internationally."
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