Wal-Mart Stores and World Environment Center Launch Cleaner Production Partnership in Central America

The World Environment Center (WEC), in partnership with Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., today announced the launch of a major initiative which aims to increase cleaner production and energy efficiency (CP/EE) practices in two countries, El Salvador and Guatemala.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

The project is conducted through the U.S. Department of State funded “Cleaner Production Private Sector Partnerships” project in Central America.

WEC will work with Wal-Mart Stores’ small and medium local suppliers to provide technical assistance in the areas of: energy and water savings; waste, raw material and emissions reductions; implementation of environmental management systems; and accessing financial resources. More than 24 suppliers will benefit from the project, which will be overseen by WEC’s Central America office based in San Salvador and directed by WECґs Latin America Operations Director, Mr. Ernesto Samayoa.

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