Wal-Mart will meet hundreds of its Chinese suppliers as it rolls out a worldwide environmental sustainability drive that has so far been limited to its US operations, the Financial Times reported. Wal-Mart, the world’s largest retailer, accounts for about 30% of all foreign buying in China, with its imports to America from China amounting to US$321 billion, just under 10% of the US total, last year. Around 1,000 Chinese suppliers are expected to attend the meeting in October where they will hear Wal-Mart’s goals for reducing the environmental impact of its supply chain. Lee Scott, the company’s CEO, has previously expressed his willingness to help address Chinese concerns about the cost of the country’s rapid industrialization. In January, Scott said Wal-Mart would set up a monitoring system "to make sure suppliers comply with Chinese environmental laws and regulations."