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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Responsible Production & Consumption

VIDEO | Making Your Favorite Jeans Better for the Planet
Recently, the Walmart Foundation, through the Walmart U.S. Manufacturing Innovation Fund, supported a project at Texas Tech University where researchers are using a foam indigo dyeing technique on cotton fibers. According to Texas Tech, this method, which uses a frothy foam dye designed to penetrate the entire fiber, eliminates the use of harsh chemicals and reduces water and energy usage by nearly 90%. This innovation could be a game changer for denim manufacturers by lowering costs and reducing environmental impacts.

Sustainable Development Goals

Bringing You a Perfect – and Sustainable – Cup of Joe
Having a good cup of coffee is a morning ritual for most of us. There’s nothing like the aroma of that first cup. At Walmart, we are working to provide a range of coffee product options that are affordable, high-quality and that build trust with our customers. One way we’re doing this is by sourcing third-party certified sustainably-grown coffee for products sold in our stores and clubs.

Supply Chain & the Circular Economy

Walmart Commits to Building Transparency in Seafood Supply Chains
Walmart aspires to help make choices easier and more transparent for people. We serve hundreds of millions of customers every year, and we advocate for them among suppliers to provide more sustainably produced products while maintaining the low prices customers expect.

Supply Chain & the Circular Economy

Affordable v. Eco-Friendly: You Shouldn’t Have to Choose
Last April, Walmart launched Project Gigaton, a project that invites our merchandise suppliers to join us in reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the products they make and the way they make them, taking 1 gigaton (yes, that’s really a word - a billion metric tons) of emissions out of the atmosphere. That’s equal to all the emissions produced from all the homes in California over three years.

Environment

Big News From Walmart on Climate Action
Walmart is not just a superstore, it’s the tenth largest economic entity in the world, slightly larger than the economy of Spain.

Environment

Walmart Today | Why We’re Setting a Hefty Goal to Reduce Emissions
What is sustainability? For businesses and consumers alike, it means finding cleaner, renewable sources of energy like solar panels and wind turbines, and reducing waste using the three R’s – reduce, reuse, recycle. Companies like Walmart and our suppliers can go one step further by setting a goal to sell products that are sourced and produced with people and the environment in mind.

Environment

Alabama Public Service Commission Approves Walmart Contract with Solar Facility in East Alabama
A new solar energy generating facility to be built in east Alabama will help the world’s largest retailer move a step closer to meeting its renewable energy goals.

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