2018 Global Responsibility Report

Performance highlights


We aim to increase economic opportunity in retail and retail supply chains

Providing great jobs and inclusive advancement in retail: Bonuses for hourly Walmart U.S. associates topped $625 million in FY2018 and 230,000+ associates promoted in Walmart U.S.

Fostering inclusion: Women make up to 30 percent of company officers & 55 percent of our total U.S. workforce

Growing a local and inclusive supply base: Walmart and the Walmart Foundation funded the training of more than 1 million small- and medium-scale farmers, of whom more than half are women


We aim to enhance the sustainability of operations and value chains

Reducing energy intensity and emissions: ≈28 percent of electricity from renewable sources

Eliminating waste in our operations: By the end of 2017, 78 percent of global waste diverted from landfill*

Reducing environmental impacts: A reported 34 million acres committed to fertilizer optimization programs

Advancing food safety: In 2016, Walmart and the Walmart Foundation announced that we will invest $25 million over five years on food safety projects in China

Mango blockchain pilot project — able to trace origin of sliced mangoes from farm to our shelves in 2.2 seconds compared to seven days previously

Supporting measurement and transparency in our supply chain: In FY2018, over $200 billion in sales of our U.S. goods were from suppliers that participate in the Sustainability Index, in categories where the Index is available


We aim to help strengthen local communities

Disaster relief: In FY2018, Walmart and the Walmart Foundation gave more than $38 million to hurricane relief

Relieving hunger: Since FY2015, Walmart donated 2.5 billion pounds of food in the U.S. alone

Supporting local communities: In FY2018, Walmart associates volunteered more than 850,000 hours in the U.S.

$1.5 billion+
in-kind and in cash global giving

* Based on review of material handling and waste diversion processes in Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Central America, Chile, Japan, Mexico, South Africa, U.K. and U.S., as reported by waste vendors, food banks and stores. In cases where real numbers were not available due to industry challenges, they have been estimated based on industry acceptable standards