Smart and Sustainable

Reflects Walmart’s leadership in environmental sustainability through a high-efficiency design within the native geographical landscape.

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We were among the first global companies to add environmental sustainability and social responsibility as core elements of our business strategy in 2005. These shared values have become increasingly important as we position ourselves to win the future of retail and to hire and retain top talent. While we’ve received recognition for such ambitions and accomplishments, our current Home Office simply does not evoke a connection to these values. With our new campus, we have a unique opportunity to create a space and culture that embodies our vision for a sustainable world, while providing a winning and inspirational work environment. We will have the opportunity to demonstrate locally what we are committed to globally.

Walmart’s sustainability efforts prioritize people and the planet by aiming to source responsibly, eliminate waste and emissions, sell sustainable products and protect and restore nature. Our goals for the campus align with Walmart’s commitment to become a regenerative company in a variety of ways:

  • During the demolition phase, we recycled and/or diverted from the landfill more than 95%, by weight, of the following demolished material:
    • 423k tons of concrete crushed and reused throughout the project
    • 70k tons of asphalt milled and reused for haul roads during construction
    • 17k tons of metal/steel recycled
    • 20 tons of paper/plastic recycled
    • 4 tons of refrigerant reclaimed
  • The New Home Office plans will also incorporate environmentally friendly features:
    • 13+ acres of lakes for stormwater collection for smart irrigation, wildlife habitat, rainwater reuse and more
    • Native and drought-tolerant plants to minimize the need for excessive watering
    • Solar panel-ready rooftop design on the layout center
    • Daylight and views in the office buildings
    • Active design throughout, incorporating prominent interconnected stairs inside buildings and five miles of pedestrian promenades and bike trails across campus
    • A central utility plant with energy-efficient cooling towers and heat recovery chillers
    • Electric vehicle (EV) charging stations to promote low-emission commuting options
    • An LED lighting strategy throughout the campus to take advantage of the most energy-efficient fixtures available
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The landscape design will reflect the complex mosaic of native habitats found throughout the Northwest Arkansas region as well as the distinct culture that has been an integral part of Walmart’s history. And it will encourage interaction between Walmart associates, the Bentonville community and the physical environment to reinforce sustainable living and holistic well-being.