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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 & Integrity.

Download FY2023 ESG Highlights
Transparency cultivates trust. Read about our approach to ESG and FY2023 ESG Highlights. Dive deep on specific topics with our ESG briefs.

Year At A Glance FY2023

>34,000 associates enrolled in Live Better U. Since the program began, an estimated $498 million in tuition costs have been saved.
23.2% annual reduction in Scopes 1 and 2 emissions (2021 vs. 2015 baseline).
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Launched Walmart Healthcare Research Institute to promote safer, higher quality, and more equitable healthcare.
Ethics & Integrity
>1.4M associates globally completed Code of Conduct training.
~68% U.S. hourly associates are full time.
>750 million MT CO2e reduced or avoided since 2017 in supply chains as reported by suppliers.
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> 665M pounds of food donated to Feeding America by Walmart U.S. and Sam’s Club to help fight hunger.
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Ethics & Integrity
Engagements with shareholders representing 550 million shares (~39% of float).
>180,000 U.S. associates received promotions; 88% of roles above entry level filled internally.
>1.4M square miles of ocean and >30M miles of land engaged in protection, more sustainable management or restoration by Walmart and the Walmart Foundation.
>$1.7B in cash and in-kind donations globally provided from Walmart and the Walmart Foundation.
Ethics & Integrity
Walmart fleet drivers drove more than 1B safe miles, the equivalent of driving around the Earth 40,000 times.
>$13B sourced from ~2,400 diverse suppliers by our U.S. businesses.
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An estimated 63% of global private-brand packaging is recyclable, reusable or industrially compostable.
~$16M in cash and in-kind donations globally for disaster recovery and preparedness.
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Ethics & Integrity
> 100B bots blocked on our websites in 2022.
  • Doug McMillon, CEO
    It was Sam Walton’s purpose to help people live better lives. He wanted to help them save money so they could invest those things in their families and their communities. He wanted to help people build something meaningful and worthwhile and to live a better life. He wanted to leave things better than he’d found them...
  • Kathleen McLaughlin, CSO
    Walmart has grown from humble roots with the enduring purpose of helping people save money and live better. As a people-led, tech-powered omni-channel retailer, we want to help people live better not only through our customer proposition but in the way we deliver it, by….