Leadership in Action Speaker
Andrea B. Thomas is responsible for integrating sustainability into Walmart’s mission to “Save people money so they can live better.” Being both an efficient and profitable business and a good steward of the environment are important to Walmart. The company has set the following simple, straightforward environmental goals: to be supplied 100 percent by renewable energy, to create zero waste, and to sell products that sustain people and the environment. Thomas and her team are responsible for working across the company and with external stakeholders to accomplish these aggressive goals. Before assuming this role in September 2010, she had roles in merchandising and marketing working on private brands and sourcing for Walmart.