Advancing Sustainability

We understand that for a business to last, it must have a fundamental reason for being – which is found in the value it creates not only for shareholders, but for the world. That’s why, for more than 15 years, Walmart has been collaborating with others to drive positive impact across global supply chains. Our focus on climate, nature, waste and people in supply chains has strengthened our business and communities in measurable ways.

Building on years of leadership on environmental issues and in creating opportunities for people, Walmart has embarked on an ambitious mission: to become a regenerative company – one dedicated to placing nature and humanity at the center of our business practices. 

Becoming a regenerative company means that we have a lasting, net positive impact on people and the planet through our products, services and business practices. It means addressing societal challenges in a way that strengthens our business and builds trust. And it means believing that the success of our company depends on delivering value to all our stakeholders – customers, associates, suppliers, shareholders, communities and the planet.

See Walmart's Sustainability Purpose and ESG reporting site for more highlights.

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Environment

Walmart Launches New Reusable Bag Campaign; Announces 93 Million Metric Tons of Supplier Emission Reductions through Project Gigaton and Announces New Sustainable Textile Goals
Today, at its 2019 sustainability milestone summit, Walmart announced that for the first time, checkout carousels at its U.S. stores will include reusable bags that will be available to customers for purchase. The aim of this new campaign is to help reduce plastic waste and increase customer convenience by placing reusable bags in easy to find and highly frequented sections of its stores. As part of the launch, Walmart is rolling out a new assortment of reusable bags that are made with post-consumer recycled content.

Responsible Production & Consumption

Walmart Announces New Plastic Packaging Waste Reduction Commitments
Walmart today issued a bold new set of plastic waste reduction commitments by leveraging its massive private brand program. The new commitments, announced at Walmart’s annual supplier forum, are expected to impact over 30,000 SKUs. The move is designed to help get to the heart of the problem by focusing on the retailer’s private brand packaging, building upon existing efforts to reduce plastic waste in Walmart U.S. and Sam’s Club operations, and encouraging national brand suppliers to set similar packaging goals.

Awards, Ratings & Rankings

Walmart Receives A- Rating from CDP for Sustainability Efforts
CDP gave Walmart an A- grade in its most recent environmental scorecard ranking. Walmart is ranked as the survey’s top performing U.S.-based food retailer. In 2018, over 7,000 companies disclosed environmental data through CDP.

Environment

Walmart, SunPower Announce 23-Megawatt Solar Agreement
Today, Walmart announced that it has reached an agreement with SunPower to have the commercial energy provider install solar systems at 19 stores and two distribution centers in Illinois.

Energy

Walmart, EDP Renewables Announce Three Wind Energy Power Purchase Agreements
Walmart and EDP Renewables (EDPR) have announced three power purchase agreements (PPA) that will enable the construction of three new utility-scale wind farms – developed, owned and operated by EDPR – in the states of Illinois and Indiana.

Supply Chain & the Circular Economy

From Farm to Blockchain: Walmart Tracks Its Lettuce
When dozens of people across the country got sick from eating contaminated romaine lettuce this spring, Walmart did what many grocers would do: It cleared every shred off its shelves, just to be safe.

Environment

Unilever and Walmart Announce Forest Sustainability Initiatives at the Global Climate Action Summit
Today, at the Global Climate Action Summit (GCAS) in San Francisco, USA, Unilever committed to supporting work in Sabah, Malaysia as part of the strategy to achieving a deforestation free supply chain and further reducing emissions. Unilever will help sustainably certify 60,000 hectares in Sabah, Malaysia as part of a program led by Forever Sabah, World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Malaysia and PONGO Alliance.

Awards, Ratings & Rankings

Walmart Makes Fortune's Change the World List for 4th Straight Year
The world’s largest company by revenue does not want to be a top source of greenhouse gas emissions. So Walmart last year launched Project Gigaton, aiming to reduce emissions related to its operations by a total of 1 billion tons by 2030.

Environment

Walmart Announces 20 MMT of Supplier Emission Reductions through Project Gigaton; Unveils Plans for Expanding Electric Vehicle Charging Stations and Doubling U.S. Wind and Solar Energy Use
Today, Walmart announced that suppliers have reported reducing more than 20 million metric tons (MMT) of greenhouse gas emissions in the global value chain, as part of the company’s Project Gigaton initiative. Walmart launched Project Gigaton last April, seeking to work with suppliers to reduce emissions from the company’s value chain by a gigaton, or one billion metric tons, by 2030.

Responsible Production & Consumption

Walmart | How Sustainable Business Practices Help the Bottom Line
At Walmart, investments in sustainability and efficiency in our own operations – and those made by our suppliers – have enabled us to save money, while striving to support jobs and help reduce impact on the environment.

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