Environmental, Social and Governance

Walmart’s sustainability journey began more than 10 years ago when we set ambitious goals to be powered by 100% renewable energy, to create zero waste and to sell products that sustain people and the environment. Since then, we’ve deepened and broadened our aspirations to focus even more on our planet and on people—our associates who work at Walmart and the people who make the products we sell.
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We want to use our size for good. That’s why our shared-value approach to environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues goes beyond minimizing our own footprint or mitigating risk. In our 2019 ESG Report, we share new initiatives in waste reduction, particularly related to plastic, important metrics on our work to build a diverse and inclusive workforce and our work to address climate change. The report also details our goals, progress and achievements for FY2019 toward priorities to increase economic opportunity for associates and build sustainable supply chains.

Take a look back at our progress through the years in the archive.