As Walmart continues toward zero emissions by 2040, every segment of the business, from our store associates to merchants like Abraham, has a part to play. But Abraham’s category gives him a special vantage point to our newest sustainability initiative: protecting pollinators.
Pollinators are animals like bees, birds and butterflies. They’re fun to watch flying around outside, but they also play a pivotal role in the food we eat. In fact, an estimated 1 in 3 bites of food we take is made possible by pollinators.
Abraham has the chance to help protect pollinators, just by doing his job with a little extra thought. He says working at Walmart offers opportunities you never really expect, until you get them.
“This goes well beyond Walmart,” he explains. “Pollinators are so important to how we live, and before I moved to this role, I didn’t understand how important that was.”
To help our customers and associates identify pollinator-friendly plants, we’re introducing special tags on pollinator-friendly plants. It turns out, one of the easiest ways people can help pollinators is also one of the most fun: invest in pollinator habitats.
Abraham says that growing a garden is a great way to help nature’s pollinators. Interested in creating your own pollinator habitat? Check out gardening tips from Abraham!
No matter where you are today at Walmart or Sam’s Club, Abraham’s story is a great reminder that you never know where you’ll land—or what new passion you might discover.