Environmental Sustainability

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Our three sustainability goals

Environmental sustainability has become an essential ingredient to doing business responsibly and successfully. As the world's largest retailer, our actions have the potential to save our customers money and help ensure a better world for generations to come. At the same time, it sets the stage for a more financially stable and responsible Walmart. Our decisions in this area are tied to three aspirational goals:

  • Energy -- Be supplied 100% by renewable energy
  • Waste -- Create zero waste
  • Products -- Sell products that sustain people and the environment

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Energy

We’re working to become supplied 100% by renewable energy by examining every aspect of our carbon footprint.  

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Waste

To create zero waste, we’re rethinking processes, using smarter packaging, recycling and reducing plastic bag use.

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Sustainability Index

We’re integrating a new retail standard that will assess and improve the sustainability of our products.

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Water

We focus on water stewardship through the implementation of technology in our stores and clubs.   

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Truck Fleet

We strive to lead the industry in testing and deploying clean technology to reduce fuel consumption and air pollution.

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Sustainable Food

We’re committed to reducing food waste, helping farmers optimize production and sustainably sourcing agricultural products.

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Greenhouse Gas Emissions

We’re committed to reducing our carbon footprint, and we’re working with our suppliers to do the same.

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Acres for America

A 10-year, $35 million commitment to purchase and preserve 1 acre of wildlife habitat in the U.S. for every acre of land we develop.