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Environmental, Social & Governance Reporting

Creating Shared Value

We aspire to become a regenerative company–helping to renew people and planet through our business.

Shared value–addressing societal issues in ways that create value for our business and stakeholders–lies at the heart of Walmart’s enterprise strategy and our approach to ESG issues.

We prioritize the ESG issues that offer the greatest potential for Walmart to create shared value. Based on our most recent ESG priority assessment, we have organized our ESG priorities into four leadership themes represented below: Opportunity, Sustainability, Community, and Ethics and Integrity.

Download Our 2022 ESG Summary
Transparency cultivates trust. Read about our approach to ESG and FY2022 highlights in the Annual Summary. Dive deep on specific topics with our ESG briefs.

Year At A Glance FY2022

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Opportunity
>$16.50 average hourly wage in the U.S.
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Sustainability
17.5% reduction in scopes 1 and 2 emissions (2020 vs. 2015 baseline)
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Community
>5.1K COVID-19 vaccination sites supported across all U.S. Walmart and Sam’s Club pharmacies
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Ethics & Integrity
>2M associates trained in ethics
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Opportunity
>$13.3B in goods and services sourced from ~2.6K diverse suppliers for our U.S. businesses
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Sustainability
>4.5K of our suppliers engaged in Project GigatonTM since 2017, reporting a cumulative >574M metric tons of CO2e reduced or avoided
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Community
7B pounds of food donated to Feeding America food banks since 2006
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Ethics & Integrity
27% women; 18% racially/ethnically diverse Board of Directors
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Opportunity
>72K associates enrolled in Live Better U since program launched in 2018
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Sustainability
Committed to help protect, more sustainably manage, or restore, by 2030, at least 50M acres of land and 1M square miles of ocean
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Community
>$1.5B in cash and in-kind donations globally provided from Walmart and the Walmart Foundation 
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Ethics & Integrity
Provided anti-corruption training to >77.4K associates
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Opportunity
$35M invested of the $100 million Walmart.org Center for Racial Equity commitment
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Sustainability
58% global private-brand packaging estimated to be recyclable, reusable or industrially compostable
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Community
>356K hours volunteered to local causes
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Ethics & Integrity
Mitigating algorithmic bias in workforce-related decisions through Walmart's Digital Citizenship team and as a member of the Data & Trust Alliance
  • CEO, Doug McMillon
    As the world continues to change, I’m often asked, “What is the role of business in society today?” Our founder, Sam Walton, gave us a timeless and meaningful purpose to save people money and help them live a better life. As we celebrate Walmart’s 60th anniversary this year, that purpose still guides us...
  • CSO, Kathleen McLaughlin
    As we go to press, the world faces uncertainty: COVID-19 waves continue; inflation has kicked up while supply chains remain volatile; the effects of climate change have intensified; social divides seem to have widened. Yet despite such challenges – or as much spurred on by them - we are more committed than ever to our efforts...