Endnotes

WASTE: PLASTICS

1. Based on review of material handling and waste diversion processes, as reported by waste vendors, food banks and stores. In cases where certified or otherwise documented weights were not available due to industry challenges, they have been estimated based on waste audits, historical data, extrapolation for similar facilities in size and scope, etc.

2. Meeting or exceeding Zero Waste International Alliance (ZWIA) business recognition program requirements, which include adoption of ZWIA definition of zero waste and achievement of 90% or more diversion of all discarded resources from landfills, incinerators and the environment. We measure reductions in food waste through use of the following: Measurement metric = total weight of non-diverted food in pounds (i.e., landfill and controlled combustion without energy recovery) / total weight of all food sold in pounds. Zero waste goal and reporting scope includes waste materials and products generated in Walmart’s owned facilities and its operations (stores, clubs, warehouses, return centers, truck maintenance garages, etc.).

3. Original goal covered U.S., Canada, Japan and the U.K. and now includes Mexico. Walmart divested its retail operations in the U.K. and Japan in February and March of 2021, respectively. Going forward, we will no longer disclose progress for our divested operations.

4. Based on review of material handling and waste diversion processes in Canada, Japan, Mexico, the U.K. and U.S., as reported by waste vendors, food banks and stores. In cases where certified or otherwise documented weights were not available due to industry challenges, they have been estimated based on waste audits, historical data, extrapolation for similar facilities in size and scope, etc.

5. Walmart private brand suppliers representing 70% of Walmart U.S. general merchandise private brand net sales reported packaging data.

6. Walmart private brand suppliers representing 85.9% of Walmart U.S. general merchandise private brand net sales reported packaging data. For the time frame for the private brands packaging survey, we instructed suppliers to use their latest or most recent 12-month period for which they have data available. If they reported last year, use the same reporting period as the initial/prior reporting year to avoid gaps or overlap with the prior year’s submissions.

7. FY2020 and FY2021 metrics for private brand plastic packaging in North America made of post-consumer recycled content includes U.S., Canada and Mexico.

8. Walmart private brand suppliers representing 73% of Walmart global private brand net sales reported packaging data. The calculation includes all private brand plastic packaging and single-use plastic and reusable bags globally. Packaging materials classified as “plastics plus fiber” were included in the denominator of this calculation but not in the numerator.

9. Walmart private brand suppliers representing 81% of Walmart global private brand net sales reported packaging data. The calculation includes all private brand primary plastic packaging and single-use plastic and reusable plastic bags globally. For the time frame of the private brands packaging survey, we instructed suppliers to use their latest or most recent 12-month period for which they have data available. If they reported last year, use the same reporting period as the initial/prior reporting year to avoid gaps or overlap with the prior year’s submissions. Because of the sale of Walmart’s Argentina business in late 2020, we were unable to capture sufficient packaging data for the Argentina market. To represent this market’s business, we used the 2018-2019 private brand packaging survey for Argentina.

10. Walmart private brand suppliers representing 73% of Walmart global private brand net sales reported packaging data. The calculation includes all private brand plastic packaging and single-use plastic and reusable bags globally. Packaging materials classified as “plastics plus fiber” were included in the denominator of this calculation but not in the numerator.

11. Walmart private brand suppliers representing 81% of Walmart global private brand net sales reported packaging data. The calculation includes all private brand primary plastic packaging and single-use plastic and reusable plastic bags globally. For the time frame of the private brands packaging survey, we instructed suppliers to use their latest or most recent 12-month period for which they have data available. If they reported last year, use the same reporting period as the initial/prior reporting year to avoid gaps or overlap with the prior year’s submissions. Because of the sale of Walmart’s Argentina business in late 2020, we were unable to capture sufficient packaging data for the Argentina market. To represent this market’s business, we used the 2018-2019 private brand packaging survey for Argentina.

12. Walmart private brand suppliers representing 73% of Walmart global private brand net sales reported packaging data. The calculation includes all private brand plastic packaging and single‐use plastic and reusable bags globally.

13. Walmart private brand suppliers representing 81% of Walmart global private brand net sales reported packaging data. The calculation follows the 2021 Reporting Guidelines for The New Plastics Global Commitment, and includes all private brand primary, secondary, and tertiary plastic packaging, including single-use plastic and reusable plastic bags globally. For the time frame of the private brands packaging survey, we instructed suppliers to use their latest or most recent 12-month period for which they have data available. If they reported last year, use the same reporting period as the initial/prior reporting year to avoid gaps or overlap with the prior year’s submissions. Because of the sale of Walmart’s Argentina business in late 2020, we were unable to capture sufficient packaging data for the Argentina market. To represent this market’s business, we used the 2018-2019 private brand packaging survey for Argentina. For suppliers that did not complete the survey or provided unusable data, proxy data was substituted to provide a full estimate of global private brand packaging. For the proxy calculation, a market level approach was used.

14. Walmart private brand suppliers representing 73% of Walmart global private brand net sales reported packaging data. The calculation includes all private brand plastic packaging and single‐use plastic and reusable bags globally. The estimation was calculated by extrapolating supplier‐reported packaging data (weight in metric tons) in relation to supplier participation percentage of net sales.

15. Walmart private brand suppliers representing 81% of Walmart global private brand net sales reported packaging data. The calculation follows the 2021 Reporting Guidelines for The New Plastics Global Commitment, and includes all private brand primary, secondary, and tertiary plastic packaging, including single-use plastic and reusable plastic bags globally. For the time frame of the private brands packaging survey, we instructed suppliers to use their latest or most recent 12-month period for which they have data available. If they reported last year, use the same reporting period as the initial/prior reporting year to avoid gaps or overlap with the prior year’s submissions. Because of the sale of Walmart’s Argentina business in late 2020, we were unable to capture sufficient packaging data for the Argentina market. To represent this market’s business, we used the 2018-2019 private brand packaging survey for Argentina. For suppliers that did not complete the survey or provided unusable data, proxy data was substituted to provide a full estimate of global private brand packaging. For the proxy calculation, a market level approach was used.

16. 51% is representative of Walmart's private brand primary packaging. Estimates are based on supplier reporting in FY2021. Primary packaging is packaging that goes home with the consumer. Walmart private brand suppliers representing 81% of Walmart global private brand net sales reported packaging data. The calculation includes all private brand plastic packaging and single-use plastic and reusable bags globally.

17. Walmart private brand suppliers representing 81% of Walmart global private brand net sales reported packaging data. The calculation includes all private brand primary plastic packaging and single-use plastic and reusable plastic bags globally. For the time frame of the private brands packaging survey, we instructed suppliers to use their latest or most recent 12-month period for which they have data available. If they reported last year, use the same reporting period as the initial/prior reporting year to avoid gaps or overlap with the prior year’s submissions. Because of the sale of Walmart’s Argentina business in late 2020, we were unable to capture sufficient packaging data for the Argentina market. To represent this market’s business, we used the 2018-2019 private brand packaging survey for Argentina.

18. The data represents the number of suppliers that have signed up to Project GigatonTM from launch until February 4, 2021.

19. On February 16, 2021, Walmart Inc. completed the sale of Asda Group Limited (Asda) to Issa brothers and investment funds managed by U.K. private equity firm TDR Capital LLP. Issa brothers and TDR Capital acquired majority ownership stake in Asda, while Walmart retains an equity investment in the business, with an ongoing commercial relationship and a seat on the Board.

20. In the current year (FY2021), we aligned to the Ellen MacArthur Foundation methodology in calculating our plastic packaging footprint. This resulted that we no longer include national brand plastic packaging in the denominator of our calculation. Our plastic bag footprint as a percentage of our global plastic packaging footprint for the prior year was 12% when calculated on the same method as the current year.

21. Walmart private brand suppliers representing 81% of U.S. private brand net sales reported packaging data. This percentage excludes the net sales of private brand items that do not use primary packaging. For the time frame for the private brands packaging survey, we instructed suppliers to use their latest or most recent 12-month period for which they have data available. If they reported last year, use the same reporting period as the initial/prior reporting year to avoid gaps or overlap with the prior year’s submissions. Primary packaging is packaging that goes home with the consumer.

22. Global plastic total includes CY2019 totals for Argentina as the market's CY2020 data was not submitted as of March 18, 2021.

WASTE: CIRCULAR ECONOMY

23. Based on review of material handling and waste diversion processes, as reported by waste vendors, food banks and stores. In cases where certified or otherwise documented weights were not available due to industry challenges, they have been estimated based on waste audits, historical data, extrapolation for similar facilities in size and scope, etc.

24. Meeting or exceeding Zero Waste International Alliance (ZWIA) business recognition program requirements, which include adoption of ZWIA definition of zero waste and achievement of 90% or more diversion of all discarded resources from landfills, incinerators and the environment. We measure reductions in food waste through use of the following: Measurement metric = total weight of non-diverted food in pounds (i.e., landfill and controlled combustion without energy recovery) / total weight of all food sold in pounds. Zero waste goal and reporting scope includes waste materials and products generated in Walmart’s owned facilities and its operations (stores, clubs, warehouses, return centers, truck maintenance garages, etc.).

25. Original goal covered U.S., Canada, Japan and the U.K. and now includes Mexico. Walmart divested its retail operations in the U.K. and Japan in February and March of 2021, respectively. Going forward, we will no longer disclose progress for our divested operations.

26. Based on review of material handling and waste diversion processes, as reported by waste vendors, food banks and stores. In cases where certified or otherwise documented weights were not available due to industry challenges, they have been estimated based on waste audits, historical data, extrapolation for similar facilities in size and scope, etc.

27. Based on review of material handling and waste diversion processes, as reported by waste vendors, food banks and stores. In cases where certified or otherwise documented weights were not available due to industry challenges, they have been estimated based on waste audits, historical data, extrapolation for similar facilities in size and scope, etc.

28. In previous years, Walmart reported a combined food waste diverted metric that included both global food waste recycled and global food donated.

29. Walmart private brand suppliers representing 70% of Walmart U.S. general merchandise private brand net sales reported packaging data.

30. Walmart private brand suppliers representing 85.9% of Walmart U.S. general merchandise private brand net sales reported packaging data. For the time frame for the private brands packaging survey, we instructed suppliers to use their latest or most recent 12-month period for which they have data available. If they reported last year, use the same reporting period as the initial/prior reporting year to avoid gaps or overlap with the prior year’s submissions.

31. FY2020 and FY2021 metrics for private brand plastic packaging in North America made of post-consumer recycled content includes U.S., Canada and Mexico.

32. Walmart private brand suppliers representing 73% of Walmart global private brand net sales reported packaging data. The calculation includes all private brand plastic packaging and single‐use plastic and reusable bags globally. The estimation was calculated by extrapolating supplier‐reported packaging data (weight in metric tons) in relation to supplier participation percentage of net sales.

33. Walmart private brand suppliers representing 81% of Walmart global private brand net sales reported packaging data. The calculation includes all private brand primary plastic packaging and single-use plastic and reusable plastic bags globally. For the time frame of the private brands packaging survey, we instructed suppliers to use their latest or most recent 12-month period for which they have data available. If they reported last year, use the same reporting period as the initial/prior reporting year to avoid gaps or overlap with the prior year’s submissions. Because of the sale of Walmart’s Argentina business in late 2020, we were unable to capture sufficient packaging data for the Argentina market. To represent this market’s business, we used the 2018-2019 private brand packaging survey for Argentina.

34. Walmart private brand suppliers representing 73% of Walmart global private brand net sales reported packaging data. The calculation includes all private brand plastic packaging and single-use plastic and reusable bags globally. Packaging materials classified as “plastics plus fiber” were included in the denominator of this calculation but not in the numerator.

35. Walmart private brand suppliers representing 81% of Walmart global private brand net sales reported packaging data. The calculation includes all private brand primary plastic packaging and single-use plastic and reusable plastic bags globally. For the time frame of the private brands packaging survey, we instructed suppliers to use their latest or most recent 12-month period for which they have data available. If they reported last year, use the same reporting period as the initial/prior reporting year to avoid gaps or overlap with the prior year’s submissions. Because of the sale of Walmart’s Argentina business in late 2020, we were unable to capture sufficient packaging data for the Argentina market. To represent this market’s business, we used the 2018-2019 private brand packaging survey for Argentina.

36. Walmart private brand suppliers representing 73% of Walmart global private brand net sales reported packaging data. The calculation includes all private brand plastic packaging and single-use plastic and reusable bags globally. Packaging materials classified as “plastics plus fiber” were included in the denominator of this calculation but not in the numerator.

37. Walmart private brand suppliers representing 81% of Walmart global private brand net sales reported packaging data. The calculation follows the 2021 Reporting Guidelines for The New Plastics Global Commitment, and includes all private brand primary, secondary, and tertiary plastic packaging, including single-use plastic and reusable plastic bags globally. For the time frame of the private brands packaging survey, we instructed suppliers to use their latest or most recent 12-month period for which they have data available. If they reported last year, use the same reporting period as the initial/prior reporting year to avoid gaps or overlap with the prior year’s submissions. Because of the sale of Walmart’s Argentina business in late 2020, we were unable to capture sufficient packaging data for the Argentina market. To represent this market’s business, we used the 2018-2019 private brand packaging survey for Argentina. For suppliers that did not complete the survey or provided unusable data, proxy data was substituted to provide a full estimate of global private brand packaging. For the proxy calculation, a market level approach was used.

38. Walmart private brand suppliers representing 73% of Walmart global private brand net sales reported packaging data. The calculation includes all private brand plastic packaging and single‐use plastic and reusable bags globally. The estimation was calculated by extrapolating supplier‐reported packaging data (weight in metric tons) in relation to supplier participation percentage of net sales.

39. Walmart private brand suppliers representing 81% of Walmart global private brand net sales reported packaging data. The calculation follows the 2021 Reporting Guidelines for The New Plastics Global Commitment, and includes all private brand primary, secondary, and tertiary plastic packaging, including single-use plastic and reusable plastic bags globally. For the time frame of the private brands packaging survey, we instructed suppliers to use their latest or most recent 12-month period for which they have data available. If they reported last year, use the same reporting period as the initial/prior reporting year to avoid gaps or overlap with the prior year’s submissions. Because of the sale of Walmart’s Argentina business in late 2020, we were unable to capture sufficient packaging data for the Argentina market. To represent this market’s business, we used the 2018-2019 private brand packaging survey for Argentina. For suppliers that did not complete the survey or provided unusable data, proxy data was substituted to provide a full estimate of global private brand packaging. For the proxy calculation, a market level approach was used.

40. Proxy data were calculated to provide data for suppliers that did not complete the survey or provided unusable data. Proxy data are meant to represent an estimate of how much packaging those suppliers / markets may utilize to provide an overall picture of Walmart’s entire packaging footprint. The calculation is based on supplier participation in the survey as a percentage of net sales and known packaging data.

41. Walmart private brand suppliers representing 72% of U.S. private brand net sales reported packaging data. This percentage excludes the net sales of private brand items that do not use primary packaging.

42. Walmart private brand suppliers representing 81% of U.S. private brand net sales reported packaging data. This percentage excludes the net sales of private brand items that do not use primary packaging. For the time frame for the private brands packaging survey, we instructed suppliers to use their latest or most recent 12-month period for which they have data available. If they reported last year, use the same reporting period as the initial/prior reporting year to avoid gaps or overlap with the prior year’s submissions. Primary packaging is packaging that goes home with the consumer.

43. Meeting or exceeding Zero Waste International Alliance (ZWIA) business recognition program requirements, which include adoption of ZWIA definition of zero waste and achievement of 90% or more diversion of all discarded resources from landfills, incinerators and the environment. We measure reductions in food waste through use of the following: Measurement metric = total weight of non-diverted food in pounds (i.e., landfill and controlled combustion without energy recovery) / total weight of all food sold in pounds. Zero waste goal and reporting scope includes waste materials and products generated in Walmart’s owned facilities and its operations (stores, clubs, warehouses, return centers, truck maintenance garages, etc.).

44. Meeting or exceeding Zero Waste International Alliance (ZWIA) business recognition program requirements, which include adoption of ZWIA definition of zero waste and achievement of 90% or more diversion of all discarded resources from landfills, incinerators and the environment. We measure reductions in food waste through use of the following: Measurement metric = total weight of non-diverted food in pounds (i.e., landfill and controlled combustion without energy recovery) / total weight of all food sold in pounds. Zero waste goal and reporting scope includes waste materials and products generated in Walmart’s owned facilities and its operations (stores, clubs, warehouses, return centers, truck maintenance garages, etc.).

45. Meeting or exceeding Zero Waste International Alliance (ZWIA) business recognition program requirements, which include adoption of ZWIA definition of zero waste and achievement of 90% or more diversion of all discarded resources from landfills, incinerators and the environment. We measure reductions in food waste through use of the following: Measurement metric = total weight of non-diverted food in pounds (i.e., landfill and controlled combustion without energy recovery) / total weight of all food sold in pounds. Zero waste goal and reporting scope includes waste materials and products generated in Walmart’s owned facilities and its operations (stores, clubs, warehouses, return centers, truck maintenance garages, etc.).

46. Based on review of material handling and waste diversion processes, as reported by waste vendors, food banks and stores. In cases where certified or otherwise documented weights were not available due to industry challenges, they have been estimated based on waste audits, historical data, extrapolation for similar facilities in size and scope, etc.

47. Global plastic total includes CY2019 totals for Argentina as the market’s CY2020 data was not available.

48. Based on reports from Feeding America.

49. Based on a survey of our Walmart U.S. private-brand food suppliers with 77% responding. We updated our supplier survey in the current year to reflect % of respondents’ supplier-reported sales which carry the "Best if used by" or "Use by" label, where in the prior year the survey responders reported on weight.

50. Walmart private brand suppliers representing 81% of Walmart global private brand net sales reported packaging data. The calculation includes all private brand primary plastic packaging and single-use plastic and reusable plastic bags globally. For the time frame of the private brands packaging survey, we instructed suppliers to use their latest or most recent 12-month period for which they have data available. If they reported last year, use the same reporting period as the initial/prior reporting year to avoid gaps or overlap with the prior year’s submissions. Because of the sale of Walmart’s Argentina business in late 2020, we were unable to capture sufficient packaging data for the Argentina market. To represent this market’s business, we used the 2018-2019 private brand packaging survey for Argentina.

51. On February 16, 2021, Walmart Inc. completed the sale of Asda Group Limited (Asda) to Issa brothers and investment funds managed by U.K. private equity firm TDR Capital LLP. Issa brothers and TDR Capital acquired majority ownership stake in Asda, while Walmart retains an equity investment in the business, with an ongoing commercial relationship and a seat on the Board.

SERVING COMMUNITIES

52. Amount provided by Walmart in local cash grants to organizations and programs that serve communities near our stores, clubs and distribution centers in the U.S.

53. Some of the data is self-reported by third-party organizations.

54. Based on reports from Feeding America.

55. Per Boston Consulting Group using data from the Economic Policy Institute and Bureau of Labor statistics.

56. Calculated based on total spend of $350 billion from FY2021 – FY2031. Sources: Environmental Defense Fund, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (NCTAD). Boston Consulting Group analysis.

57. Walmart divested its retail operations in the U.K. and Japan in February and March of 2021, respectively.

CLIMATE CHANGE

58. This brief will be updated to include CY2021/FY2022 figures as they become available.

59. Annual scopes 1 and 2 GHG emissions and Carbon Intensities are updated from time to time for changes in emission factors or activity data when more accurate information become available. This may result in updated emissions reported in the ESG Climate Brief that may not correspond to results reported to CDP for our annual Climate Change questionnaire. We engage Lucideon CICS to independently verify Walmart’s reported scope 1 and scope 2 emissions as reported to CDP annually, pursuant to ISO 14064-3 (the international standard for verification of Greenhouse Gas inventories). We follow Walmart’s Greenhouse Gas Inventory Methodology, which is attached to our CDP disclosures. Our methodology is consistent with the principles and guidance of the World Resources Institute and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development’s Greenhouse Gas Protocol Initiative (“The GHG Protocol”) for corporate GHG accounting and reporting. scope 2 (market-based) emissions include the carbon reduction value of renewable electricity procured from onsite and offsite projects. The GHG Protocol outlines three emissions sources (referred to as “scopes”) that provide the framework for operational boundaries. The three scopes are:

Scope 1, “Direct Emissions,” represent emissions from the combustible fuels and other sources that occur directly on sites (e.g., refrigerants,) and mobile emissions sources.

Scope 2, “Indirect Emissions,” represent emissions that occur off-site to produce electricity or steam purchased for use at corporate locations.

Scope 3, “Other Indirect Emissions,” represents emissions from activities down or upstream from a company’s core business such as product use, waste disposal, commuting, and business travel.

60. Our scope 1 emissions for CY2019 were refined to reflect more accurate data for onsite refrigerants. This resulted in an increase of 0.36 MMT in our scope 1 emissions for CY2019. Without this refinement, the CY2019 scope 1 emissions would have been 6.48 MMT.

61. We divested of our retail operations in Argentina late in 2020, and U.K. and Japan in February and March of 2021, respectively. As a result, we estimated some of our scope 1 and 2 emissions for the calendar year 2020 reporting for our Argentina, U.K. and Japan operations.

62. In 2020, we raised our aspiration to reduce emissions in our operations (scopes 1 & 2) by realigning our science-based target to a 1.5 degree Celsius trajectory, the highest ambition approved by the SBTi. Our goal is to achieve zero emissions across Walmart’s global operations by 2040, reducing absolute scopes 1 and 2 GHG emissions 35% by 2025 and 65% by 2030 from our 2015 base year.

63. On an adjusted basis, between 2015 baseline and 2018, Walmart reduced its absolute scope 1 and 2 emissions by 10.0%, equivalent to 1.9 million metric tons of CO2e. Adjustments may include the effects of acquisitions and divestitures for the period in which they had an effect.

64. On an adjusted basis between 2015 calendar year baseline and 2019, Walmart reduced its absolute scope 1 and 2 emissions by 11.6%, equivalent to 2.2 million metric tons of CO2e. Adjustments may include the effects of acquisitions and divestitures for the period in which they had an effect.

65. On an adjusted basis between 2015 calendar year baseline and 2020, Walmart reduced its absolute scope 1 and 2 emissions by 15.6%, equivalent to 3.0 million metric tons of CO2e. Adjustments may include the effects of acquisitions and divestitures for the period in which they had an effect.

66. On an adjusted basis, between 2017 and 2018, Walmart reduced its absolute scope 1 and 2 emissions by 6.0%, equivalent to 1.1 million metric tons of CO2e. Adjustments may include the effects of acquisitions and divestitures for the period in which they had an effect.

67. Carbon intensity (scope 1 and 2 per revenue) calculation is based on calendar year emissions (January 1-December 31) and normalized by total annual revenues as measured by Walmart’s fiscal year (February 1-January 31).

68. For the CY2018/FY2019 calculation, we estimated emissions for Walmart Brazil operations (using 2017 data as a proxy) for the period between January 2018 and August 2018 as Walmart Brazil revenue for the same period are included in the FY2019 annual revenue number.

69. Carbon intensity (scopes 1 and 2 per revenue) calculation is based on emissions for calendar year and divided by total annual revenue as measured by Walmart's fiscal year.

70. Calculated in accordance with Walmart’s Project Gigaton Accounting Methodology, available on the Walmart Sustainability Hub. Suppliers submit information during a Project GigatonTM reporting season; figures reported are for the reporting season that took place during the corresponding fiscal year.

71. Because Walmart does not restrict suppliers to reporting only on emissions avoidance and reduction efforts that are attributable to the suppliers’ business with Walmart, actions taken and reported through Project GigatonTM cannot be used to measure Walmart’s scope 3 emissions, either absolutely or in year-over-year reductions.

72. We originally reported first-year results as “more than 20 million metric tons”; the exact figure was 21,518,699 metric tons, plus 13,233,733 of “roll-forward” emissions which were not publicly reported and were retroactively added to the year one total in line with the clarified temporal allocation procedures described in the Project Gigaton Accounting Methodology.

73. The U.S. net sales figure used for the calculation includes Walmart U.S. and Sam’s Club product net sales for the 52-week period prior to survey reporting window. The percentage represents U.S. product net sales of suppliers that reported to Project GigatonTM in the reporting year versus all U.S. product net sales. The calculation excludes Walmart International segment product net sales from the calculation.

74. This includes generation from active or under development renewable and low-carbon projects. It considers the combined contribution of the renewable energy credits and power generated from on-site and off-site projects as well as renewable energy that we receive from utility-owned renewable generation feeding into the grids where our sites are located. Third-party-verified energy consumption data is one year in arears (for example for FY2020, we used CY2019 energy consumption). This was used in combination with the electricity procured from our renewable energy projects in 2019 and the most recent grid fuel mix information obtained from the International Energy Agency for the regions where we operate.

75. We considered each climate variable in isolation; we did not adjust for second- or third-order effects or interdependencies with other variables. We also did not consider potential offsetting impacts of new technologies, mitigating actions, or new business opportunities.

76. More recent CDP estimates for the retail sector confirm this baseline assumption. Walmart has not estimated its full, global scope 3 emissions for all scope 3 categories but has estimated scope 3 emissions for certain categories, including for two relevant categories—purchased goods and services and use of sold products—for its Walmart U.S. business using CDP methodologies. See Walmart’s 2021 CDP submission for more details on the methodologies used to prepare these estimates.

77. The 2020 calculation for use of sold products was based on 2018 product data.

78. For more information on the assumptions and methodologies used to prepare these estimates, see Walmart’s original CDP submissions (linked under Additional Resources at the end of this page). Walmart reserves the right to employ different methodologies in the future and may restate these figures retroactively. Walmart has not estimated its full, global scope 3 emissions for all scope 3 categories but has estimated scope 3 emissions for certain categories, including for two relevant categories—purchased goods and services and use of sold products—for its Walmart U.S. business using CDP methodologies.

302. The “enterprise” category allows suppliers to report goals and emissions that do not fall into the six primary pillars or encompass multiple pillars. See the Project Gigaton Accounting Methodology for more information.

DISASTER PREPAREDNESS

79. Fiscal Year 2021 and 2022 numbers include donations to respond to COVID-19.

80. Emergency declarations issued by federal, state, county or city governments gathered by Global Emergency Management that may impact our operations, supply chain, or associates. The FY2021 number includes declarations related to COVID-19; excluding such declarations, the number would have been 22. In FY2022, Global Emergency Management transitioned the tracking of COVID-19 related declarations to another business unit, as managing these pandemic-related challenges became part of our regular operations, and therefore the FY2022 number does not include COVID-related declarations.

305. Activation of the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) beyond normal operations involves heightened coordination efforts by the EOC to respond to a situation or event, such as a weather event, civil unrest, or a public health issue. In FY2021, this metric included increased activations due to COVID-19. In FY2022, the EOC was not activated beyond normal operations for COVID-19 due to our improved operational preparedness and ability to manage pandemic-related challenges.

306. Walmart.org represents the philanthropic efforts of Walmart and the Walmart Foundation.

EQUITY & INCLUSION

81. U.S. metrics include all hourly associates, excluding temporary associates. Global metrics exclude associates in India and eCommerce associates in Ireland and Israel. U.S. management metrics include all salaried, exempt associates. U.S. officer metrics include president, executive vice president, senior vice president and vice president positions. Data for the U.S. is as of January 31, and data for international markets is on a one-month lag and on a calendar year-end basis.

82. Data as of the date Walmart’s annual Proxy Statement was filed with the SEC for 2019, 2020 and 2021. Prior to 2021, Walmart disclosed the gender and racial/ethnic diversity of its Board members in two ways: (1) the percentage of all directors identifying as female; and (2) the cumulative percentage of all directors identifying as female and/or racially or ethnically diverse. Beginning with the 2021 Proxy Statement, Walmart disclosed the gender and racial/ethnic diversity of its Board separately.

83. Data as of the date Walmart’s annual Proxy Statement was filed with the SEC for 2019, 2020 and 2021. Prior to 2021, Walmart disclosed the gender and racial/ethnic diversity of its Board members in two ways: (1) the percentage of all directors identifying as female; and (2) the cumulative percentage of all directors identifying as female and/or racially or ethnically diverse. Beginning with the 2021 Proxy Statement, Walmart disclosed the gender and racial/ethnic diversity of its Board separately.

84. U.S. metrics include all hourly associates, excluding temporary associates. Global metrics exclude associates in India and eCommerce associates in Ireland and Israel. U.S. management metrics include all salaried, exempt associates. U.S. officer metrics include president, executive vice president, senior vice president and vice president positions. Data for the U.S. is as of January 31, and data for international markets is on a one-month lag and on a calendar year-end basis.

85. See, e.g., Sundiatu Dixon-Fyle, Kevin Dolan, Vivian Hunt, and Sara Prince, McKinsey & Co., Diversity Wins: How Inclusion Matters (May 19, 2020), available at https://www.mckinsey.com/featured-insights/diversity-and-inclusion/diversity-wins-how-inclusion-matters (last accessed May 3, 2021); Paul Gompers and Silpa Kovvali, The Other Diversity Dividend, HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW, pg. 72-77, (July–August 2018), available at https://hbr.org/2018/07/the-other-diversity-dividend# (last accessed May 3, 2021); Rocío Lorenzo, Nicole Voigt, Miki Tsusaka, Matt Krentz, and Katie Abouzahr, How Diverse Leadership Teams Boost Innovation, Boston Consulting Group Henderson Institute (Jan. 23, 2018), available at https://www.bcg.com/en-us/publications/2018/how-diverse-leadership-teams-boost-innovation (last accessed May 3, 2021).

86. See, e.g., Bryan Hancock, Monne Williams, James Manyika, Lareina Yee, and Jackie Wong, McKinsey & Company, Race in the Workplace: The Black Experience in the US Private Sector, available at https://www.mckinsey.com/featured-insights/diversity-and-inclusion/race-in-the-workplace-the-black-experience-in-the-us-private-sector (last visited June 4, 2021).

87. Data as of the date Walmart’s annual Proxy Statement was filed with the SEC for 2019, 2020 and 2021. Prior to 2021, Walmart disclosed the gender and racial/ethnic diversity of its Board members in two ways: (1) the percentage of all directors identifying as female; and (2) the cumulative percentage of all directors identifying as female and/or racially or ethnically diverse. Beginning with the 2021 Proxy Statement, Walmart disclosed the gender and racial/ethnic diversity of its Board separately.

88. Data as of the date Walmart’s annual Proxy Statement was filed with the SEC for 2019, 2020 and 2021. Prior to 2021, Walmart disclosed the gender and racial/ethnic diversity of its Board members in two ways: (1) the percentage of all directors identifying as female; and (2) the cumulative percentage of all directors identifying as female and/or racially or ethnically diverse. Beginning with the 2021 Proxy Statement, Walmart disclosed the gender and racial/ethnic diversity of its Board separately.

89. U.S. metrics include all hourly associates, excluding temporary associates. Global metrics exclude associates in India and eCommerce associates in Ireland and Israel. U.S. management metrics include all salaried, exempt associates. U.S. officer metrics include president, executive vice president, senior vice president and vice president positions. Data for the U.S. is as of January 31, and data for international markets is on a one-month lag and on a calendar year-end basis.

90. U.S. metrics include all hourly associates, excluding temporary associates. Global metrics exclude associates in India and eCommerce associates in Ireland and Israel. U.S. management metrics include all salaried, exempt associates. U.S. officer metrics include president, executive vice president, senior vice president and vice president positions. Data for the U.S. is as of January 31, and data for international markets is on a one-month lag and on a calendar year-end basis.

91. U.S. metrics include all hourly associates, excluding temporary associates. Global metrics exclude associates in India and eCommerce associates in Ireland and Israel. U.S. management metrics include all salaried, exempt associates. U.S. officer metrics include president, executive vice president, senior vice president and vice president positions. Data for the U.S. is as of January 31, and data for international markets is on a one-month lag and on a calendar year-end basis.

92. Data as of the date Walmart’s annual Proxy Statement was filed with the SEC for 2019, 2020 and 2021. Prior to 2021, Walmart disclosed the gender and racial/ethnic diversity of its Board members in two ways: (1) the percentage of all directors identifying as female; and (2) the cumulative percentage of all directors identifying as female and/or racially or ethnically diverse. Beginning with the 2021 Proxy Statement, Walmart disclosed the gender and racial/ethnic diversity of its Board separately.

93. U.S. metrics include all hourly associates, excluding temporary associates. Global metrics exclude associates in India and eCommerce associates in Ireland and Israel. U.S. management metrics include all salaried, exempt associates. U.S. officer metrics include president, executive vice president, senior vice president and vice president positions. Data for the U.S. is as of January 31, and data for international markets is on a one-month lag and on a calendar year-end basis.

94. U.S. metrics include all hourly associates, excluding temporary associates. Global metrics exclude associates in India and eCommerce associates in Ireland and Israel. U.S. management metrics include all salaried, exempt associates. U.S. officer metrics include president, executive vice president, senior vice president and vice president positions. Data for the U.S. is as of January 31, and data for international markets is on a one-month lag and on a calendar year-end basis.

95. U.S. metrics include all hourly associates, excluding temporary associates. Global metrics exclude associates in India and eCommerce associates in Ireland and Israel. U.S. management metrics include all salaried, exempt associates. U.S. officer metrics include president, executive vice president, senior vice president and vice president positions. Data for the U.S. is as of January 31, and data for international markets is on a one-month lag and on a calendar year-end basis.

96. The Center for Racial Equity was created to support the donation of $100M by Walmart and Walmart Foundation over five years.

ANIMAL WELFARE

97. See discussion of our progress in the Innovation in housing systems section below.

98. Subject to regulatory changes and based on available supply, affordability and customer demand.

304. https://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20121010012427/http://www.fawc.org.uk/freedoms.htm

HUMAN CAPITAL

99. Data includes both hourly and management promotions and excludes Walmart Home Office promotions.

100. U.S. metrics include all hourly associates, excluding temporary associates. Global metrics exclude associates in India and eCommerce associates in Ireland and Israel. U.S. management metrics include all salaried, exempt associates. U.S. officer metrics include president, executive vice president, senior vice president and vice president positions. Data for the U.S. is as of January 31, and data for international markets is on a one-month lag and on a calendar year-end basis.

101. U.S. metrics include all hourly associates, excluding temporary associates. Global metrics exclude associates in India and eCommerce associates in Ireland and Israel. U.S. management metrics include all salaried, exempt associates. U.S. officer metrics include president, executive vice president, senior vice president and vice president positions. Data for the U.S. is as of January 31, and data for international markets is on a one-month lag and on a calendar year-end basis.

102. U.S. metrics include all hourly associates, excluding temporary associates. Global metrics exclude associates in India and eCommerce associates in Ireland and Israel. U.S. management metrics include all salaried, exempt associates. U.S. officer metrics include president, executive vice president, senior vice president and vice president positions. Data for the U.S. is as of January 31, and data for international markets is on a one-month lag and on a calendar year-end basis.

103. The calculation excludes the following associates types: Pharmacists, on-site-clinics, drivers, management trainees and, temporary associates.

104. Metric is for Walmart U.S. stores only.

105. The calculation excludes the following associates types: Pharmacists, on-site-clinics, drivers, management trainees and, temporary associates.

106. Average total compensation for fiscal year 2021 includes average hourly pay, other compensation and benefits per hour for full and part time associates (excluding home office). The calculation excludes the following associates types: Pharmacists, on-site-clinics, drivers, management trainees and temporary associates. This does not include special cash bonuses or paid leave related to COVID-19.

107. FY2019 ESG report states $14.26 and only includes average full-time hourly field wage in Walmart U.S. stores. This number has been revised to include full-time and part-time hourly field wage in Walmart stores, Sam’s Clubs and distribution and fulfillment centers.

108. In the 2019 ESG report, Walmart reported that the average total compensation and benefits for a full-time, hourly field associate in our Walmart U.S. stores was 19.31 per hour, including wages, bonuses and benefits. In the 2020 ESG Report, we state our average hourly field compensation, including variable components such as quarterly bonuses, was more than $18.00 per hour by FY2020 year-end. When compared, the calculations for both years do not contain the same inclusions as the FY2020 number includes part-time, Fulfillment Centers and Distribution Centers associates. If the FY2019 wage rate had the same inclusions as FY2020 wage rate, the hourly wage rate would have been $17.84. Data is average total pay and benefits per hour for full‑ and part‑time Walmart U.S., Sam’s Club, distribution and fulfillment centers workers. Excludes Walmart Home Office associates.

109. Technology empowered roles include predominately personal shoppers.

110. Supply chain includes associates who work in distribution and fulfillment centers but excludes drivers.

111. U.S. metrics include all hourly associates, excluding temporary associates. Global metrics exclude associates in India and eCommerce associates in Ireland and Israel. U.S. management metrics include all salaried, exempt associates. U.S. officer metrics include president, executive vice president, senior vice president and vice president positions. Data for the U.S. is as of January 31, and data for international markets is on a one-month lag and on a calendar year-end basis.

112. As of June 2021, after divestiture of Asda Group Limited (our retail operations in the U.K.) in February 2021, and of a majority stake in Seiyu (our retail operations in Japan) in March 2021, certain populations of Walmart associates were represented by some form of third-party representation in 15 of the 24 countries which Walmart operates in.

113. The calculation excludes the following associates types: Pharmacists, on-site-clinics, drivers, management trainees and, temporary associates.

114. The average hourly wage data is as of the pay period ending October 22, 2021, and includes associates in the stores, clubs and supply chain field locations. The calculation excludes the following associate types: Pharmacists, on-site-clinics, drivers, management trainees and, temporary associates.

115. This includes four special cash bonuses totaling $1.5 billion paid to U.S. associates during the pandemic, and regular quarterly bonuses.

116. This includes four special cash bonuses totaling $1.5 billion paid to U.S. associates during the pandemic, and regular quarterly bonuses.

117. The calculation excludes the following associates types: Pharmacists, on-site-clinics, drivers, management trainees and, temporary associates.

118. See Figure 6.4, 2020 Kaiser Family Foundation Health Benefits Annual Survey.

119. Data includes both hourly and management promotions and excludes Walmart Home Office promotions.

120. See, e.g., Zeynep Ton, THE GOOD JOBS STRATEGY: HOW THE SMARTEST COMPANIES INVEST IN EMPLOYEES TO LOWER COSTS AND BOOST PROFITS, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (2014).

121. Walmart subsidizes the cost of higher education, beyond financial aid. Some LBU programs previously required associates to pay a $1 per day fee, but Walmart announced the fee would be removed effective August 2021.

122. Average total compensation for fiscal year 2021 includes average hourly pay, other compensation and benefits per hour for full and part time associates (excluding home office). The calculation excludes the following associates types: Pharmacists, on-site-clinics, drivers, management trainees and temporary associates. This does not include special cash bonuses or paid leave related to COVID-19.

123. This segment includes the Walmart U.S. stores and supply chain.

124. This segment includes Sam’s Club clubs and supply chain.

125. Full- and part-time Walmart U.S. associates receive the discount card after 90 days of employment.

126. Salaried and truck driver associates: Eligible as of hire date. Full‑time hourly associates: Eligible following 12 months of service. Part-time and temporary associates: Not eligible.

127. These other certificates are no longer offered as of Feb. 2021.

REGENERATION OF NATURAL RESOURCES

128. Walmart divested its retail operations in the U.K. in February of 2021. Going forward, we will no longer disclose progress for our divested operation.

129. Tracked on the FishChoice platform, FisheryProgress.org. Publicly registered FIPs include FIPs and Pre-FIPs, both of which are registered with Fishsource.

130. Walmart U.S. seafood suppliers were asked to report through the Seafood Metrics System the total volume of the fresh and frozen, wild-caught and farmed, seafood shipped to Walmart U.S. in FY2021 and the volume of that seafood that met Walmart’s requirements (certified by a designated program or in a FIP or AIP). Suppliers representing approximately 100% of Walmart US volume of fresh and frozen, wild-caught and farmed, seafood shipped to Walmart U.S. in FY2021 responded; they reported that 99.61% met Walmart’s seafood policy requirements. Reported volumes were validated against Sustainable Fisheries Partnership records and Walmart business data showing supplier shipments.

131. Sam’s Club U.S. seafood suppliers were asked to report through the Seafood Metrics System the total volume of the fresh and frozen, wild-caught and farmed, seafood shipped to Sam’s Club U.S. in FY2021 and the volume of that seafood that met Walmart’s requirements (certified by a designated program or in a FIP or AIP). Suppliers representing approximately 100% of Sam’s Club U.S. volume of fresh and frozen, wild-caught and farmed, seafood shipped to Sam’s Club U.S. in FY2021 responded; they reported that 99.99% met Walmart’s seafood policy requirements. Reported volumes were validated against Sustainable Fisheries Partnership records and Sam’s Club business data showing supplier shipments. Seafood locally sourced in Hawaii for our Sam’s Club locations in Hawaii was not included in the reported volumes.

132. Walmart Canada seafood suppliers were asked to report through the Seafood Metrics System the total volume of the fresh and frozen, wild-caught and farmed, seafood shipped to Walmart Canada in FY2021 and the volume of that seafood that met Walmart’s requirements (certified by a designated program or in a FIP or AIP). Suppliers representing approximately 96% of Walmart Canada volume of fresh and frozen, wild-caught and farmed, seafood shipped to Walmart Canada in FY2021 responded; they reported that 89% met Walmart’s seafood policy requirements. Reported volumes were validated against Sustainable Fisheries Partnership records and Walmart business data showing supplier shipments.

133. Walmart Mexico’s national seafood suppliers were asked to report through the Seafood Metrics System the total volume of the fresh and frozen, wild-caught and farmed, seafood shipped to Walmart Mexico in FY2021 and the volume of that seafood that met Walmart’s requirements (certified by a designated program or in a FIP or AIP). Suppliers representing approximately 61% of Walmart Mexico national supplier volume of fresh and frozen, wild-caught and farmed, seafood shipped to Walmart Mexico in FY2021 responded; they reported that 60.8% met Walmart’s requirements. Reported volumes were validated against SFP records and Walmart business data showing supplier shipments.

134. Based on reports from suppliers representing 100% of Walmart Central America fresh and frozen, wild-caught and farmed seafood in CY2020.

135. Walmart U.S. seafood suppliers were asked to report through the Seafood Metrics System the total volume of the fresh and frozen wild-caught seafood shipped to Walmart U.S. in FY2021 and the volume of that seafood that met Walmart’s requirements (certified by a designated program or in a FIP). Suppliers representing approximately 100% of Walmart U.S. volume of fresh and frozen wild-caught seafood shipped to Walmart U.S. in FY2021 responded; they reported that 98.61% met Walmart’s seafood policy requirements (77.46% certified; 21.14% FIP). Reported volumes were validated against Sustainable Fisheries Partnership records and Walmart business data showing supplier shipments.

136. Sam’s Club U.S. seafood suppliers were asked to report through the Seafood Metrics System the total volume of the fresh and frozen wild-caught seafood shipped to Sam’s Club U.S. in FY2021 and the volume of that seafood that met Walmart’s requirements (certified by a designated program or in a FIP). Suppliers representing 100% of Sam’s Club U.S. volume of fresh and frozen wild-caught seafood shipped to Walmart U.S. in FY2021 responded; they reported that 99.94% met Walmart’s seafood policy requirements (73.97% certified; 25.97% FIP). Reported volumes were validated against Sustainable Fisheries Partnership records and Sam’s Club business data showing supplier shipments. Seafood locally sourced in Hawaii for our Sam’s Club locations in Hawaii was not included in the reported volumes.

137. Walmart Canada seafood suppliers were asked to report through the Seafood Metrics System the total volume of the fresh and frozen wild-caught seafood shipped to Walmart Canada in FY2021 and the volume of that seafood that met Walmart’s requirements (certified by a designated program or in a FIP). Suppliers representing approximately 96% of Walmart Canada’s volume of fresh and frozen wild-caught seafood shipped to Walmart Canada in FY2021 responded; they reported that 88% met Walmart’s seafood policy requirements (88% certified; 0% FIP). Reported volumes were validated against Sustainable Fisheries Partnership records and Walmart Canada business data showing supplier shipments.

138. Walmart Mexico’s national seafood suppliers were asked to report through the Seafood Metrics System the total volume of the fresh and frozen wild-caught seafood shipped to Walmart Mexico in FY2021 and the volume of that seafood that met Walmart’s requirements (certified by a designated program or in a FIP). Suppliers representing approximately 61% of Walmart Mexico national supplier volume of fresh and frozen wild-caught seafood shipped to Walmart Mexico in FY2021 responded; they reported that 37.2% met Walmart’s requirements (37.2% certified; 0% FIP). Reported volumes were validated against SFP records and Walmart Mexico business data showing supplier shipments.

139. Based on reports from suppliers representing 100% of Walmart Central America fresh and frozen wild-caught seafood in CY2020. Suppliers reported that 10.24% was certified and that 11.85% was from a FIP.

140. Walmart U.S. seafood suppliers were asked to report through the Seafood Metrics System the total volume of the fresh and frozen farmed seafood shipped to Walmart U.S. in FY2021 and the volume of that seafood that met Walmart’s requirements (certified by a designated program or in an AIP). Suppliers representing approximately 100% of Walmart U.S. volume of fresh and frozen farmed seafood shipped to Walmart US in FY2021 responded; they reported that 100% met Walmart’s seafood policy requirements (100% certified; 0% AIP). Reported volumes were validated against Sustainable Fisheries Partnership records and Walmart business data showing supplier shipments.

141. Sam’s Club U.S. seafood suppliers were asked to report through the Seafood Metrics System the total volume of the fresh and frozen farmed seafood shipped to Sam’s Club U.S. in FY2021 and the volume of that seafood that met Walmart’s requirements (certified by a designated program or in an AIP). Suppliers representing 100% of Sam’s Club U.S. volume of fresh and frozen farmed seafood shipped to Sam’s Club U.S. in FY2021 responded; they reported that 100% met Walmart’s seafood policy requirements (100% certified; 0% AIP). Reported volumes were validated against Sustainable Fisheries Partnership records and Sam’s Club business data showing supplier shipments.

142. Walmart Canada seafood suppliers were asked to report through the Seafood Metrics System the total volume of the fresh and frozen farmed seafood shipped to Walmart Canada in FY2021 and the volume of that seafood that met Walmart’s requirements (certified by a designated program or in an AIP). Suppliers representing approximately 96% of Walmart Canada’s volume of fresh and frozen farmed seafood shipped to Walmart Canada in FY2021 responded; they reported that 89% met Walmart’s seafood policy requirements (89% certified; 0% AIP). Reported volumes were validated against Sustainable Fisheries Partnership records and Walmart Canada business data showing supplier shipments.

143. Walmart Mexico’s national seafood suppliers were asked to report through the Seafood Metrics System the total volume of the fresh and frozen farmed seafood shipped to Walmart Mexico in FY2021 and the volume of that seafood that met Walmart’s requirements (certified by a designated program or in an AIP). Suppliers representing approximately 61% of Walmart Mexico’s national supplier volume of fresh and frozen farmed seafood shipped to Walmart Mexico in FY2021 responded; they reported that 84.4% met Walmart’s requirements (84.4% certified; 0% AIP). Reported volumes were validated against SFP records and Walmart Mexico business data showing supplier shipments.

144. Based on reports from suppliers representing 100% of Walmart Central America fresh and frozen farmed seafood in CY2020. Suppliers reported that 83.73% was certified and that 0% was from an AIP.

145. Based on price, availability, quality, customer demand, and unique regulatory environments across our global retail markets. Read the full policy: https://corporate.walmart.com/policies#seafood-policy.

146. Walmart U.S. shelf-stable tuna (includes canned and pouched tuna) suppliers (private brand and national brand) were asked to report through the Seafood Metrics System the total volume of shelf-stable tuna (includes canned and pouched tuna) shipped to Walmart US in FY2021 and the volume of that product that met Walmart’s seafood policy requirements (certified by a designated program or in a FIP). Suppliers representing approximately 100% of Walmart U.S. volume of shelf-stable tuna shipped to Walmart U.S. in FY2021 responded. Across the assortment, suppliers reported that 35.1% met Walmart’s seafood policy requirements (14% certified; 21.1% FIP). Private brand suppliers reported that 85.59% (49% certified; 36% FIP) met Walmart’s seafood policy requirements and national brand suppliers reported that 4.87% met Walmart’s seafood policy requirements. Reported volumes were validated against Sustainable Fisheries Partnership records and Walmart business data showing supplier shipments.

147. Tracked on the FishChoice platform, FisheryProgress.org. Publicly registered FIPs include FIPs and Pre-FIPs, both of which are registered with Fishsource.

148. Sam’s Club U.S. shelf-stable tuna (includes canned and pouched tuna) suppliers were asked to report through the Seafood Metrics System the total volume of shelf-stable tuna shipped to Sam’s Club U.S. in FY2021 and the volume of that product that met Walmart’s seafood policy requirements (certified by a designated program or in a FIP). Suppliers representing 100% of Sam’s Club U.S. volume of shelf-stable tuna shipped to Sam’s Club U.S. in FY2021 responded; they reported that 3.66% met Walmart’s seafood policy requirements (0.03% certified; 3.64% FIP). Reported volumes were validated against Sustainable Fisheries Partnership records and Walmart business data showing supplier shipments.

149. Walmart Canada canned tuna suppliers were asked to report through the Seafood Metrics System the total volume of tuna shipped to Walmart Canada in FY2021 and the volume of that product that met Walmart’s requirements (certified by a designated program or in a FIP). Suppliers representing approximately 98% of Walmart Canada canned tuna volume responded; they reported that 34% met Walmart’s seafood policy requirements (25% certified; 9% FIP). Reported volumes were validated against Sustainable Fisheries Partnership records and Walmart business data showing supplier shipments.

150. Data was as of September 2019.

151. Walmart divested its retail operations in the U.K. in February of 2021. Going forward, we will no longer disclose progress for our divested operation.

152. Percentages are based on volume of bananas and pineapples sourced under an annual alignment. Spot buy volume due to sporadic increase of demand or rejections or delay of shipping to ensure surety of supply is not included. Spot buys may or may not be sustainability certified (Rainforest Alliance, Sustainably Grown or Fair Trade).

153. Percentages are based on volume of bananas and pineapples sourced under an annual alignment. Spot buy volume due to sporadic increase of demand or rejections or delay of shipping to ensure surety of supply is not included. Spot buys may or may not be sustainability certified (Rainforest Alliance, Sustainably Grown or Fair Trade).

154. Based on supplier reporting representing 100% of total banana volume.

155. Percentages are based on volume of bananas and pineapples sourced under an annual alignment. Spot buy volume due to sporadic increase of demand or rejections or delay of shipping to ensure surety of supply is not included. Spot buys may or may not be sustainability certified (Rainforest Alliance, Sustainably Grown or Fair Trade).

156. Percentages are based on volume of bananas and pineapples sourced under an annual alignment. Spot buy volume due to sporadic increase of demand or rejections or delay of shipping to ensure surety of supply is not included. Spot buys may or may not be sustainability certified (Rainforest Alliance, Sustainably Grown or Fair Trade).

157. Based on supplier reporting representing 100% of total pineapple volume and verified by Vidafresh.

158. Supplier reported data for total cotton volume sourced through one of the following: Cotton USA, Organic, Fair Trade USA, or Recycled Cotton. Better Cotton Initiative data was derived from BCI’s Better Cotton Platform data.

159. Based on reports from suppliers that represented 91.2% of Walmart U.S. private brand apparel net sales and 85.7% of Walmart U.S. home textiles net sales. Walmart proxied supplier-reported volume data to determine the total volume of cotton in Walmart U.S. private brand apparel products, but did not assume that any portion of cotton from non-reporting suppliers was certified.

160. Based on reports from suppliers that represented 91.2% of Walmart U.S. private brand apparel net sales and 85.7% of Walmart U.S. home textiles net sales. Walmart proxied supplier-reported volume data to determine the total volume of polyester in Walmart U.S. private brand apparel and home textile products, but did not assume that any portion of polyester from non-reporting suppliers was recycled.

161. We updated our goal in 2020 to “By 2025, source private brand products containing any form of palm oil with no deforestation or conversion in accordance with the principles and criteria of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) segregated supply chain systems, or equivalent standards.” We will measure and report our progress on the updated goal in fiscal 2022 reporting.

162. Suppliers supplying Walmart private brand products in departments most likely to contain palm oil were identified and encouraged to participate in Walmart’s palm oil survey. Excluding suppliers who responded to the survey and stated that they do not supply Walmart with products containing palm oil, suppliers representing 65.6% of the relevant business responded. The percentage of supplier-reported palm oil volumes in Walmart private brand products certified as sustainable is the quotient of the volume of certified palm oil divided by total volume of palm oil, per the supplier survey responses.

163. We updated our goal in 2020 to “By 2025, source private brand products made of pulp, paper, and timber deforestation and conversion-free. Implement sustainable pulp, paper, and timber procurement practices that promote sustainable management, conservation, protection and restoration of the world’s forests.” We will measure and report our progress on the updated goal in fiscal 2022 reporting.

164. Suppliers supplying Walmart private brand products in departments most likely to contain pulp and paper were identified and encouraged to participate in Walmart’s pulp and paper survey. Excluding suppliers who responded to the survey and stated that they do not supply Walmart with products containing pulp and paper, suppliers representing 74% of the relevant business responded. The percentage of supplier-reported pulp and paper volumes in Walmart private brand products certified as sustainable or containing recycled content is the quotient of the volume of certified or recycled pulp and paper divided by total volume of pulp and paper, per the supplier survey responses.

165. Walmart divested its retail operations in the U.K. in February of 2021. Going forward, we will no longer disclose progress for our divested operation.

166. Walmart U.S. seafood suppliers were asked to report through the Seafood Metrics System the total volume of the fresh and frozen, wild-caught and farmed, seafood shipped to Walmart U.S. in FY2021 and the volume of that seafood that met Walmart’s requirements (certified by a designated program or in a FIP or AIP). Suppliers representing approximately 100% of Walmart US volume of fresh and frozen, wild-caught and farmed, seafood shipped to Walmart U.S. in FY2021 responded; they reported that 99.61% met Walmart’s seafood policy requirements. Reported volumes were validated against Sustainable Fisheries Partnership records and Walmart business data showing supplier shipments.

167. Sam’s Club U.S. seafood suppliers were asked to report through the Seafood Metrics System the total volume of the fresh and frozen, wild-caught and farmed, seafood shipped to Sam’s Club U.S. in FY2021 and the volume of that seafood that met Walmart’s requirements (certified by a designated program or in a FIP or AIP). Suppliers representing approximately 100% of Sam’s Club U.S. volume of fresh and frozen, wild-caught and farmed, seafood shipped to Sam’s Club U.S. in FY2021 responded; they reported that 99.99% met Walmart’s seafood policy requirements. Reported volumes were validated against Sustainable Fisheries Partnership records and Sam’s Club business data showing supplier shipments. Seafood locally sourced in Hawaii for our Sam’s Club locations in Hawaii was not included in the reported volumes.

168. Walmart Canada seafood suppliers were asked to report through the Seafood Metrics System the total volume of the fresh and frozen, wild-caught and farmed, seafood shipped to Walmart Canada in FY2021 and the volume of that seafood that met Walmart’s requirements (certified by a designated program or in a FIP or AIP). Suppliers representing approximately 96% of Walmart Canada volume of fresh and frozen, wild-caught and farmed, seafood shipped to Walmart Canada in FY2021 responded; they reported that 89% met Walmart’s seafood policy requirements. Reported volumes were validated against Sustainable Fisheries Partnership records and Walmart business data showing supplier shipments.

169. Walmart Mexico’s national seafood suppliers were asked to report through the Seafood Metrics System the total volume of the fresh and frozen, wild-caught and farmed, seafood shipped to Walmart Mexico in FY2021 and the volume of that seafood that met Walmart’s requirements (certified by a designated program or in a FIP or AIP). Suppliers representing approximately 61% of Walmart Mexico national supplier volume of fresh and frozen, wild-caught and farmed, seafood shipped to Walmart Mexico in FY2021 responded; they reported that 60.8% met Walmart’s requirements. Reported volumes were validated against SFP records and Walmart business data showing supplier shipments.

170. Based on reports from suppliers representing 100% of Walmart Central America fresh and frozen, wild-caught and farmed seafood in CY2020.

171. Walmart U.S. shelf-stable tuna suppliers (private brand and national brand) were asked to report through the Seafood Metrics System the total volume of shelf-stable tuna shipped to Walmart U.S. in FY2021 and the volume of that product that met Walmart’s seafood policy requirements (certified by a designated program or in a FIP). Reported volumes were validated against Sustainable Fisheries Partnership records and Walmart business data showing supplier shipments.

172. Walmart U.S. shelf-stable tuna (includes canned and pouched tuna) suppliers (private brand and national brand) were asked to report through the Seafood Metrics System the total volume of shelf-stable tuna (includes canned and pouched tuna) shipped to Walmart US in FY2021 and the volume of that product that met Walmart’s seafood policy requirements (certified by a designated program or in a FIP). Suppliers representing approximately 100% of Walmart U.S. volume of shelf-stable tuna shipped to Walmart U.S. in FY2021 responded. Across the assortment, suppliers reported that 35.1% met Walmart’s seafood policy requirements (14% certified; 21.1% FIP). Private brand suppliers reported that 85.59% (49% certified; 36% FIP) met Walmart’s seafood policy requirements and national brand suppliers reported that 4.87% met Walmart’s seafood policy requirements. Reported volumes were validated against Sustainable Fisheries Partnership records and Walmart business data showing supplier shipments.

173. Sam’s Club U.S. shelf-stable tuna (includes canned and pouched tuna) suppliers were asked to report through the Seafood Metrics System the total volume of shelf-stable tuna shipped to Sam’s Club U.S. in FY2021 and the volume of that product that met Walmart’s seafood policy requirements (certified by a designated program or in a FIP). Suppliers representing 100% of Sam’s Club U.S. volume of shelf-stable tuna shipped to Sam’s Club U.S. in FY2021 responded; they reported that 3.66% met Walmart’s seafood policy requirements (0.03% certified; 3.64% FIP). Reported volumes were validated against Sustainable Fisheries Partnership records and Walmart business data showing supplier shipments.

174. Walmart Canada canned tuna suppliers were asked to report through the Seafood Metrics System the total volume of tuna shipped to Walmart Canada in FY2021 and the volume of that product that met Walmart’s requirements (certified by a designated program or in a FIP). Suppliers representing approximately 98% of Walmart Canada canned tuna volume responded; they reported that 34% met Walmart’s seafood policy requirements (25% certified; 9% FIP). Reported volumes were validated against Sustainable Fisheries Partnership records and Walmart business data showing supplier shipments.

175. Suppliers supplying Walmart private brand products in departments most likely to contain palm oil were identified and encouraged to participate in Walmart’s palm oil survey. Excluding suppliers who responded to the survey and stated that they do not supply Walmart with products containing palm oil, suppliers representing 65.6% of the relevant business responded. The percentage of supplier-reported palm oil volumes in Walmart private brand products certified as sustainable is the quotient of the volume of certified palm oil divided by total volume of palm oil, per the supplier survey responses.

176. As defined through CDP’s high deforestation risk jurisdictions list.

177. Based on reports from suppliers that represented 91.2% of Walmart U.S. private brand apparel net sales and 85.7% of Walmart U.S. home textiles net sales. Walmart proxied supplier-reported volume data to determine the total volume of cotton in Walmart U.S. private brand apparel products, but did not assume that any portion of cotton from non-reporting suppliers was certified.

178. Based on reports from suppliers that represented 91.2% of Walmart U.S. private brand apparel net sales and 85.7% of Walmart U.S. home textiles net sales. Walmart proxied supplier-reported volume data to determine the total volume of polyester in Walmart U.S. private brand apparel and home textile products, but did not assume that any portion of polyester from non-reporting suppliers was recycled.

179. Better Cotton is sourced via a system of Mass Balance and, therefore, is not physically traceable to end products.

CORPRATE GOVERNANCE

180. Metrics presented correspond with information reported in Walmart's Annual Proxy Statements for the stated years; director metrics are based on nominees for election at the Annual Shareholders’ Meeting for each year.

303. Prior to 2021, Walmart disclosed the gender and racial/ethnic diversity of its Board members in two ways: (1) the percentage of all directors identifying as female; and (2) the cumulative percentage of all directors identifying as female and/or racially or ethnically diverse. Beginning with the 2021 Proxy Statement, Walmart disclosed the gender and racial/ethnic diversity of its Board separately.

PRODUCT SUPPLY CHAINS

181. Calculated in accordance with Walmart’s Project Gigaton Accounting Methodology, available on the Walmart Sustainability Hub.

182. The net sales figure used for the calculation is the 52 weeks prior to survey reporting window.

183. Walmart private brand suppliers representing 81% of U.S. private brand net sales reported packaging data. This percentage excludes the net sales of private brand items that do not use primary packaging. For the time frame for the private brands packaging survey, we instructed suppliers to use their latest or most recent 12-month period for which they have data available. If they reported last year, use the same reporting period as the initial/prior reporting year to avoid gaps or overlap with the prior year’s submissions. Primary packaging is packaging that goes home with the consumer.

SUPPLIER OPPORTUNITY

184. As of the end of FY2022, we were ~98% of expected progress to date.

185. A diverse supplier is defined as a U.S. privately held company that is recognized as 51% owned and operated by a woman, minority, veteran, disabled veteran, person with a disability or member of the lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) community.

186. Per Boston Consulting Group, using data from the Economic Policy Institute and Bureau of Labor statistics.

187. Calculated based on total spend of $350 billion from FY2021 - FY2031. Sources: Environmental Defense Fund, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). Boston Consulting Group analysis.

188. For more information on these programs see Walmex 2021 Report – Adopta Una PyMe (p. 169), Una Mana Para Crecer (p. 170-71), Tierra Fértil (p. 172-73), and Pequeño Productor (p. 174-75).

SAFER, HEALTHIER FOOD & OTHER PRODUCTS

191. In 2021 we consolidated our pest and wider food safety audits, while enhancing, streamlining, and strengthening various aspects of the audits. The new program will be ready for full deployment in 2022.

192. In FY2021 we reported that more than 290,000 associates were trained in at least one food safety course. In FY2022 we reported that more than 980,000 associates globally were trained in at least one food safety course. The FY2022 number is higher due to but not limited to the following changes: FY2022 we offered more food safety training courses; training was disproportionately impacted in FY2021 by the COVID-19 pandemic; FY2022 includes all associates where FY2021 was U.S. based associates only; and in FY2022 we included the count of associates trained who subsequent to the completion of the training, left the company.

193. Based on reports from Feeding America.

194. Walmart measures its chemical footprint in terms of priority chemicals, or PCs based on supplier reports collected through UL WERCSmart for in-scope products sold. Walmart references regulatory and authoritative lists to determine priority chemicals. These lists can be found at https://www.walmartsustainabilityhub.com/sustainable-chemistry/implementation-guide/appendices. Our footprint covers in-scope formulated consumables products within beauty, personal care, baby, pet and household cleaning products sold by Walmart U.S. stores and Sam’s Clubs in the U.S. In any given year, an increase or decrease in UPC volume weight disclosures may impact reporting. To learn about formulation disclosure, please visit Section 2: Transparency of our Sustainable Chemistry Implementation Guide.

195. As part of our FY2020 reporting cycle, we restated our baseline year chemical footprint combined for Walmart U.S. stores and Sam’s Club U.S. locations from 220.8 million pounds of priority chemicals (PC) weight to 215.9 million pounds of PC weight based on formulations that our suppliers inadvertently assigned to the wrong Universal Product Code (UPC) registrations in UL’s WERCSmart. We updated the baseline to report the correct progress on our reduction goal. Suppliers provided product formulations to UL WERCSmart for 95% of in-scope UPCs.

196. The calculations are based on Retail Link Data as of January 3, 2019 compared to WERCSmart data as of October 21, 2019. Suppliers provided product formulations to UL WERCSmart for 96% of in-scope UPCs.

197. Suppliers provided product formulations to UL WERCSmart for 96% of in-scope UPCs.

198. Suppliers provided product formulations to UL WERCSmart for 95% of in-scope UPCs.

307. As a practical matter the Great for You is typically found on qualifying packaged items, as opposed to individual qualifying fresh produce items. Excluding qualified fresh produce items, as of May 3, 2022, approximately 11% of active food and consumable items in the Great Value, Marketside and Parent’s Choice private brands carry the Great for You Icon.

308. Walmart measures its chemical footprint in terms of priority chemicals, or PCs based on supplier reports collected through UL WERCSmart for in-scope products sold. Walmart references regulatory and authoritative lists to determine priority chemicals. These lists can be found at https://www.walmartsustainabilityhub.com/sustainable-chemistry/implementation-guide/appendices. Our footprint covers in-scope formulated consumables products within beauty, personal care, baby, pet and household cleaning products sold by Walmart U.S. stores and Sam’s Clubs in the U.S. In any given year, an increase or decrease in UPC volume weight disclosures may impact reporting. To learn about formulation disclosure, please visit Section 2: Transparency of our Sustainable Chemistry Implementation Guide.

309. Our baseline year chemical footprint combined for Walmart U.S. stores and Sam’s Club U.S. locations was restated from 220.8 million pounds of priority chemicals (PC) weight to 215.9 million pounds of PC weight based on formulations that our suppliers inadvertently assigned to the wrong Universal Product Code (UPC) registrations in UL’s WERCSmart. We updated the baseline to report the correct progress on our reduction goal. Suppliers provided product formulations to UL WERCSmart for 95% of in-scope UPCs.

PEOPLE IN SUPPLY CHAINS

198. Where a facility is required to be disclosed to Walmart, “Active” status denotes that the supplier is able to use the facility for Walmart production.

199. Facility color ratings denote the seriousness of findings identified in the audits.

200. In FY2019, facilities participating in our small supplier compliance program were included when calculating the percentage of social compliance audits receiving various color ratings; 2.1% of assessed facilities were noted as participating in our small supplier compliance program. In FY2020 and FY2021, facilities participating in the small supplier compliance program were excluded from the color rating calculations and separately reported as a raw number.

201. A diverse supplier is defined as a U.S. privately held company that is recognized as 51% owned and operated by a woman, minority, veteran, disabled veteran, person with a disability or member of the lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) community.

202. A diverse supplier is defined as a U.S. privately held company that is recognized as 51% owned and operated by a woman, minority, veteran, disabled veteran, person with a disability or member of the lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) community.

203. Proactive Visits are cases initiated by Walmart investigators rather than in direct response to a specific allegation.

204. Per Boston Consulting Group using data from the Economic Policy Institute and Bureau of Labor statistics.

205. Walmart opened training to recruitment agencies external from our supply chain, enabling IOM to reach a total of 93 recruiters. According to IOM, 39 of those recruiters were supplying workers for Walmart suppliers’ facilities at the time.

ESG APPROACH

206. On an adjusted basis between 2015 calendar year baseline and 2019, Walmart reduced its absolute Scope 1 and 2 emissions by 10.15%, equivalent to 1.98 million metric tons of CO2e. Adjustments may include the effects of acquisitions and divestitures for the period in which they had an effect.

207. As of the end of FY2021, we were ~93% of expected progress to date. In March 2021, we announced a new commitment to spend $350 billion through 2030 on items made, grown or assembled in the U.S.

208. Following the divestitures of our U.K. and Japan businesses.

209. A diverse supplier is defined as a U.S. privately held company that is recognized as 51% owned and operated by a woman, minority, veteran, disabled veteran, person with a disability or member of the lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) community.

210. Calculated in accordance with Walmart’s Project Gigaton Accounting Methodology, available on the Walmart Sustainability Hub.

211. As per the 2021 Walmart Inc. Annual Proxy Statement.

212. This includes generation from active or under development renewable and low-carbon projects. It considers the combined contribution of the renewable energy credits and power generated from on-site and off-site projects as well as renewable energy that we receive from utility-owned renewable generation feeding into the grids where our sites are located. Third-party-verified energy consumption data is one year in arears (for example for FY2020, we used CY19 energy consumption). This was used in combination with the electricity procured from our renewable energy projects in 2019 and the most recent grid fuel mix information obtained from the International Energy Agency for the regions where we operate.

213. Walmart uses the term “ESG priority” in a manner similar to the way other organizations may refer to their “material” ESG issues. The term is intended to cover those issues which are the most relevant to our business and most important to our stakeholders.

ETHICS & COMPLIANCE

310. In FY2021 we reported that more than 290,000 associates were trained in at least one food safety course. In FY2022 we reported that more than 980,000 associates globally were trained in at least one food safety course. The FY2022 number is higher due to but not limited to the following changes: FY2022 we offered more food safety training courses; training was disproportionately impacted in FY2021 by the COVID-19 pandemic; FY2022 includes all associates where FY2021 was U.S. based associates only; and in FY2022 we included the count of associates trained who left the company after completing the training.

DATA TABLES

214. Annual Scopes 1 and 2 GHG emissions and Carbon Intensities correspond to the results we disclose in response to the annual CDP Climate Change questionnaire and can be downloaded from the CDP website. The methodology is in accordance with the GHG Protocol Corporate Accounting and Reporting Standard, meaning we use the latest available emissions factors for energy grids at the time of annual reporting to CDP. As a result, emissions reported to CDP in any given year are subject to the grid factors available in the year of reporting. Lucideon CICS independently verified Walmart’s reported Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions, pursuant to ISO 14064-3 (the international standard for verification of Greenhouse Gas inventories). For more details, please refer to Walmart’s Greenhouse Gas Inventory Methodology attached to our CDP disclosures. Scope 2 (market-based) emissions include the carbon reduction value of renewable electricity procured from onsite and offsite projects.

215. In 2020, we raised our aspiration to reduce emissions in our operations (scopes 1 & 2) by realigning our science-based target to a 1.5 degree Celsius trajectory, the highest ambition approved by the SBTi. Our goal is to achieve zero emissions across Walmart’s global operations by 2040, reducing absolute scopes 1 and 2 GHG emissions 35% by 2025 and 65% by 2030 from our 2015 base year.

216. On an adjusted basis between 2015 calendar year baseline and 2019, Walmart reduced its absolute Scope 1 and 2 emissions by 10.15%, equivalent to 1.98 million metric tons of CO2e. Adjustments may include the effects of acquisitions and divestitures for the period in which they had an effect.

217. Carbon intensity (Scope 1 and 2 per revenue) calculation is based on emissions reported to CDP for calendar year (Jan 1-Dec 31) and normalized by total annual revenues as measured by Walmart’s fiscal year (Feb 1-Jan 31). The intensities correspond with the Scope 1 and 2 emissions as reported in our annual CDP response and have not been adjusted for most recent grid factor updates.

218. Carbon intensity (Scopes 1 and 2 per revenue) calculation is based on emissions reported for calendar year and divided by total annual revenue as measured by Walmart's fiscal year. Absolute emissions have been adjusted for most recent grid factors.

219. Annual Scopes 1 and 2 GHG emissions and Carbon Intensities correspond to the results we disclose in response to the annual CDP Climate Change questionnaire and can be downloaded from the CDP website. The methodology is in accordance with the GHG Protocol Corporate Accounting and Reporting Standard, meaning we use the latest available emissions factors for energy grids at the time of annual reporting to CDP. As a result, emissions reported to CDP in any given year are subject to the grid factors available in the year of reporting. Lucideon CICS independently verified Walmart’s reported Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions, pursuant to ISO 14064-3 (the international standard for verification of Greenhouse Gas inventories). For more details, please refer to Walmart’s Greenhouse Gas Inventory Methodology attached to our CDP disclosures. Scope 2 (market-based) emissions include the carbon reduction value of renewable electricity procured from onsite and offsite projects.

220. This includes generation from active or under development renewable and low-carbon projects. It considers the combined contribution of the renewable energy credits and power generated from on-site and off-site projects as well as renewable energy that we receive from utility-owned renewable generation feeding into the grids where our sites are located. Third-party-verified energy consumption data is one year in arears (for example for FY2020, we used CY19 energy consumption). This was used in combination with the electricity procured from our renewable energy projects in 2019 and the most recent grid fuel mix information obtained from the International Energy Agency for the regions where we operate.

221. Total kWh are based on energy reported for calendar year and divided by total retail square footage as measured by Walmart's fiscal year.
On an adjusted basis, between 2010 baseline and 2019, Walmart reduced its total kWh-per-square-foot energy intensity by 13.3%. Adjustments may include the effects of acquisitions and divestitures for the period in which they had an effect.

222. Calculated in accordance with Walmart’s Project Gigaton Accounting Methodology, available on the Walmart Sustainability Hub.

223. The net sales figure used for the calculation is the 52 weeks prior to survey reporting window.

224. Walmart divested its retail operations in the U.K. in February of 2021. Going forward, we will no longer disclose progress for our divested operation.

225. Tracked on the FishChoice platform, FisheryProgress.org. Publicly registered FIPs include FIPs and Pre-FIPs, both of which are registered with Fishsource.

226. Walmart U.S. seafood suppliers were asked to report through the Seafood Metrics System the total volume of the fresh and frozen, wild-caught and farmed, seafood shipped to Walmart U.S. in FY2021 and the volume of that seafood that met Walmart’s requirements (certified by a designated program or in a FIP or AIP). Suppliers representing approximately 100% of Walmart US volume of fresh and frozen, wild-caught and farmed, seafood shipped to Walmart U.S. in FY2021 responded; they reported that 99.61% met Walmart’s seafood policy requirements. Reported volumes were validated against Sustainable Fisheries Partnership records and Walmart business data showing supplier shipments.

227. Sam’s Club U.S. seafood suppliers were asked to report through the Seafood Metrics System the total volume of the fresh and frozen, wild-caught and farmed, seafood shipped to Sam’s Club U.S. in FY2021 and the volume of that seafood that met Walmart’s requirements (certified by a designated program or in a FIP or AIP). Suppliers representing approximately 100% of Sam’s Club U.S. volume of fresh and frozen, wild-caught and farmed, seafood shipped to Sam’s Club U.S. in FY2021 responded; they reported that 99.99% met Walmart’s seafood policy requirements. Reported volumes were validated against Sustainable Fisheries Partnership records and Sam’s Club business data showing supplier shipments. Seafood locally sourced in Hawaii for our Sam’s Club locations in Hawaii was not included in the reported volumes.

228. Walmart Canada seafood suppliers were asked to report through the Seafood Metrics System the total volume of the fresh and frozen, wild-caught and farmed, seafood shipped to Walmart Canada in FY2021 and the volume of that seafood that met Walmart’s requirements (certified by a designated program or in a FIP or AIP). Suppliers representing approximately 96% of Walmart Canada volume of fresh and frozen, wild-caught and farmed, seafood shipped to Walmart Canada in FY2021 responded; they reported that 89% met Walmart’s seafood policy requirements. Reported volumes were validated against Sustainable Fisheries Partnership records and Walmart business data showing supplier shipments.

229. Walmart Mexico’s national seafood suppliers were asked to report through the Seafood Metrics System the total volume of the fresh and frozen, wild-caught and farmed, seafood shipped to Walmart Mexico in FY2021 and the volume of that seafood that met Walmart’s requirements (certified by a designated program or in a FIP or AIP). Suppliers representing approximately 61% of Walmart Mexico national supplier volume of fresh and frozen, wild-caught and farmed, seafood shipped to Walmart Mexico in FY2021 responded; they reported that 60.8% met Walmart’s requirements. Reported volumes were validated against SFP records and Walmart business data showing supplier shipments.

230. Based on reports from suppliers representing 100% of Walmart Central America fresh and frozen, wild-caught and farmed seafood in CY2020.

231. Walmart U.S. seafood suppliers were asked to report through the Seafood Metrics System the total volume of the fresh and frozen wild-caught seafood shipped to Walmart U.S. in FY2021 and the volume of that seafood that met Walmart’s requirements (certified by a designated program or in a FIP). Suppliers representing approximately 100% of Walmart U.S. volume of fresh and frozen wild-caught seafood shipped to Walmart U.S. in FY2021 responded; they reported that 98.61% met Walmart’s seafood policy requirements (77.46% certified; 21.14% FIP). Reported volumes were validated against Sustainable Fisheries Partnership records and Walmart business data showing supplier shipments.

232. Sam’s Club U.S. seafood suppliers were asked to report through the Seafood Metrics System the total volume of the fresh and frozen wild-caught seafood shipped to Sam’s Club U.S. in FY2021 and the volume of that seafood that met Walmart’s requirements (certified by a designated program or in a FIP). Suppliers representing 100% of Sam’s Club U.S. volume of fresh and frozen wild-caught seafood shipped to Walmart U.S. in FY2021 responded; they reported that 99.94% met Walmart’s seafood policy requirements (73.97% certified; 25.97% FIP). Reported volumes were validated against Sustainable Fisheries Partnership records and Sam’s Club business data showing supplier shipments. Seafood locally sourced in Hawaii for our Sam’s Club locations in Hawaii was not included in the reported volumes.

233. Walmart Canada seafood suppliers were asked to report through the Seafood Metrics System the total volume of the fresh and frozen wild-caught seafood shipped to Walmart Canada in FY2021 and the volume of that seafood that met Walmart’s requirements (certified by a designated program or in a FIP). Suppliers representing approximately 96% of Walmart Canada’s volume of fresh and frozen wild-caught seafood shipped to Walmart Canada in FY2021 responded; they reported that 88% met Walmart’s seafood policy requirements (88% certified; 0% FIP). Reported volumes were validated against Sustainable Fisheries Partnership records and Walmart Canada business data showing supplier shipments.

234. Walmart Mexico’s national seafood suppliers were asked to report through the Seafood Metrics System the total volume of the fresh and frozen wild-caught seafood shipped to Walmart Mexico in FY21 and the volume of that seafood that met Walmart’s requirements (certified by a designated program or in a FIP). Suppliers representing approximately 61% of Walmart Mexico’s national supplier volume of fresh and frozen wild-caught seafood shipped to Walmart Mexico in FY21 responded; they reported that 37.2% met Walmart’s requirements (37.2% certified; 0% FIP). Reported volumes were validated against SFP records and Walmart Mexico business data showing supplier shipments.

235. Based on reports from suppliers representing 100% of Walmart Central America fresh and frozen wild-caught seafood in CY2020. Suppliers reported that 10.24% was certified and that 11.85% was from a FIP.

236. Walmart U.S. seafood suppliers were asked to report through the Seafood Metrics System the total volume of the fresh and frozen farmed seafood shipped to Walmart U.S. in FY2021 and the volume of that seafood that met Walmart’s requirements (certified by a designated program or in an AIP). Suppliers representing approximately 100% of Walmart U.S. volume of fresh and frozen farmed seafood shipped to Walmart US in FY2021 responded; they reported that 100% met Walmart’s seafood policy requirements (100% certified; 0% AIP). Reported volumes were validated against Sustainable Fisheries Partnership records and Walmart business data showing supplier shipments.

237. Sam’s Club U.S. seafood suppliers were asked to report through the Seafood Metrics System the total volume of the fresh and frozen farmed seafood shipped to Sam’s Club U.S. in FY2021 and the volume of that seafood that met Walmart’s requirements (certified by a designated program or in an AIP). Suppliers representing 100% of Sam’s Club U.S. volume of fresh and frozen farmed seafood shipped to Sam’s Club U.S. in FY2021 responded; they reported that 100% met Walmart’s seafood policy requirements (100% certified; 0% AIP). Reported volumes were validated against Sustainable Fisheries Partnership records and Sam’s Club business data showing supplier shipments.

238. Walmart Canada seafood suppliers were asked to report through the Seafood Metrics System the total volume of the fresh and frozen farmed seafood shipped to Walmart Canada in FY2021 and the volume of that seafood that met Walmart’s requirements (certified by a designated program or in an AIP). Suppliers representing approximately 96% of Walmart Canada’s volume of fresh and frozen farmed seafood shipped to Walmart Canada in FY2021 responded; they reported that 89% met Walmart’s seafood policy requirements (89% certified; 0% AIP). Reported volumes were validated against Sustainable Fisheries Partnership records and Walmart Canada business data showing supplier shipments.

239. Walmart Mexico’s national seafood suppliers were asked to report through the Seafood Metrics System the total volume of the fresh and frozen farmed seafood shipped to Walmart Mexico in FY21 and the volume of that seafood that met Walmart’s requirements (certified by a designated program or in an AIP). Suppliers representing approximately 61% of Walmart Mexico’s national supplier volume of fresh and frozen farmed seafood shipped to Walmart Mexico in FY21 responded; they reported that 84.4% met Walmart’s requirements (84.4% certified; 0% AIP). Reported volumes were validated against SFP records and Walmart Mexico business data showing supplier shipments.

240. Based on reports from suppliers representing 100% of Walmart Central America fresh and frozen farmed seafood in CY2020. Suppliers reported that 83.73% was certified and that 0% was from an AIP.

241. Based on price, availability, quality, customer demand, and unique regulatory environments across our global retail markets. Read the full policy: https://corporate.walmart.com/policies#seafood-policy.

242. Tracked on the FishChoice platform, FisheryProgress.org. Publicly registered FIPs include FIPs and Pre-FIPs, both of which are registered with Fishsource.

243. Walmart U.S. shelf-stable tuna (includes canned and pouched tuna) suppliers (private brand and national brand) were asked to report through the Seafood Metrics System the total volume of shelf-stable tuna (includes canned and pouched tuna) shipped to Walmart U.S. in FY2021 and the volume of that product that met Walmart’s seafood policy requirements (certified by a designated program or in a FIP). Suppliers representing approximately 100% of Walmart U.S. volume of shelf-stable tuna shipped to Walmart U.S. in FY2021 responded. Across the assortment, suppliers reported that 35.1% met Walmart’s seafood policy requirements (14% certified; 21.1% FIP). Private brand suppliers reported that 85.59% (49% certified; 36% FIP) met Walmart’s seafood policy requirements and national brand suppliers reported that 4.87% met Walmart’s seafood policy requirements. Reported volumes were validated against Sustainable Fisheries Partnership records and Walmart business data showing supplier shipments.

244. Walmart U.S. shelf-stable tuna (includes canned and pouched tuna) suppliers (private brand and national brand) were asked to report through the Seafood Metrics System the total volume of shelf-stable tuna (includes canned and pouched tuna) shipped to Walmart U.S. in FY2021 and the volume of that product that met Walmart’s seafood policy requirements (certified by a designated program or in a FIP). Suppliers representing approximately 100% of Walmart U.S. volume of shelf-stable tuna shipped to Walmart U.S. in FY2021 responded. Across the assortment, suppliers reported that 35.1% met Walmart’s seafood policy requirements (14% certified; 21.1% FIP). Private brand suppliers reported that 85.59% (49% certified; 36% certified) met Walmart’s seafood policy requirements and national brand suppliers reported that 4.87% met Walmart’s seafood policy requirements. Reported volumes were validated against Sustainable Fisheries Partnership records and Walmart business data showing supplier shipments.

245. Sam’s Club U.S. shelf-stable tuna (includes canned and pouched tuna) suppliers were asked to report through the Seafood Metrics System the total volume of shelf-stable tuna shipped to Sam’s Club U.S. in FY2021 and the volume of that product that met Walmart’s seafood policy requirements (certified by a designated program or in a FIP). Suppliers representing 100% of Sam’s Club U.S. volume of shelf-stable tuna shipped to Sam’s Club U.S. in FY2021 responded; they reported that 3.66% met Walmart’s seafood policy requirements (0.03% certified; 3.64% FIP). Reported volumes were validated against Sustainable Fisheries Partnership records and Walmart business data showing supplier shipments.

246. Walmart Canada canned tuna suppliers were asked to report through the Seafood Metrics System the total volume of tuna shipped to Walmart Canada in FY2021 and the volume of that product that met Walmart’s requirements (certified by a designated program or in a FIP). Suppliers representing approximately 98% of Walmart Canada canned tuna volume responded; they reported that 34% met Walmart’s seafood policy requirements (25% certified; 9% FIP). Reported volumes were validated against Sustainable Fisheries Partnership records and Walmart business data showing supplier shipments.

247. Percentages are based on volume of bananas and pineapples sourced under an annual alignment. Spot buy volume due to sporadic increase of demand or rejections or delay of shipping to ensure surety of supply is not included. Spot buys may or may not be sustainability certified (Rainforest Alliance, Sustainably Grown or Fair Trade).

248. Percentages are based on volume of bananas and pineapples sourced under an annual alignment. Spot buy volume due to sporadic increase of demand or rejections or delay of shipping to ensure surety of supply is not included. Spot buys may or may not be sustainability certified (Rainforest Alliance, Sustainably Grown or Fair Trade).

249. Based on supplier reporting representing 100% of total banana volume.

250. Percentages are based on volume of bananas and pineapples sourced under an annual alignment. Spot buy volume due to sporadic increase of demand or rejections or delay of shipping to ensure surety of supply is not included. Spot buys may or may not be sustainability certified (Rainforest Alliance, Sustainably Grown or Fair Trade USA).

251. Percentages are based on volume of bananas and pineapples sourced under an annual alignment. Spot buy volume due to sporadic increase of demand or rejections or delay of shipping to ensure surety of supply is not included. Spot buys may or may not be sustainability certified (Rainforest Alliance, Sustainably Grown or Fair Trade USA).

252. Based on supplier reporting representing 100% of total pineapple volume and verified by Vidafresh.

253. Walmart divested its retail operations in the U.K. in February of 2021. Going forward, we will no longer disclose progress for our divested operation.

254. Supplier reported data for total cotton volume sourced through one of the following: Cotton USA, Organic, Fair Trade USA, or Recycled Cotton. Better Cotton Initiative data was derived from BCI’s Better Cotton Platform data.

255. Based on reports from suppliers that represented 91.2% of Walmart U.S. private brand apparel net sales and 85.7% of Walmart U.S. home textiles net sales. Walmart proxied supplier-reported volume data to determine the total volume of cotton in Walmart U.S. private brand apparel products, but did not assume that any portion of cotton from non-reporting suppliers was certified.

256. Based on reports from suppliers that represented 91.2% of Walmart U.S. private brand apparel net sales and 85.7% of Walmart U.S. home textiles net sales. Walmart proxied supplier-reported volume data to determine the total volume of polyester in Walmart U.S. private brand apparel and home textile products, but did not assume that any portion of polyester from non-reporting suppliers was recycled.

257. We updated our goal in 2020 to “By 2025, source private brand products containing any form of palm oil with no deforestation or conversion in accordance with the principles and criteria of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) segregated supply chain systems, or equivalent standards.” We will measure and report our progress on the updated goal in fiscal 2022 reporting.

258. Suppliers supplying Walmart private brand products in departments most likely to contain palm oil were identified and encouraged to participate in Walmart’s palm oil survey. Excluding suppliers who responded to the survey and stated that they do not supply Walmart with products containing palm oil, suppliers representing 65.6% of the relevant business responded. The percentage of supplier-reported palm oil volumes in Walmart private brand products certified as sustainable is the quotient of the volume of certified palm oil divided by total volume of palm oil, per the supplier survey responses.

259. We updated our goal in 2020 to “By 2025, source private brand products made of pulp, paper, and timber deforestation and conversion-free. Implement sustainable pulp, paper, and timber procurement practices that promote sustainable management, conservation, protection and restoration of the world’s forests.” We will measure and report our progress on the updated goal in fiscal 2022 reporting.

260. Suppliers supplying Walmart private brand products in departments most likely to contain pulp and paper were identified and encouraged to participate in Walmart’s pulp and paper survey. Excluding suppliers who responded to the survey and stated that they do not supply Walmart with products containing pulp and paper, suppliers representing 74% of the relevant business responded. The percentage of supplier-reported pulp and paper volumes in Walmart private brand products certified as sustainable or containing recycled content is the quotient of the volume of certified or recycled pulp and paper divided by total volume of pulp and paper, per the supplier survey responses.

261. Based on review of material handling and waste diversion processes, as reported by waste vendors, food banks and stores. In cases where certified or otherwise documented weights were not available due to industry challenges, they have been estimated based on waste audits, historical data, extrapolation for similar facilities in size and scope, etc.

262. Meeting or exceeding Zero Waste International Alliance (ZWIA) business recognition program requirements, which include adoption of ZWIA definition of zero waste and achievement of 90% or more diversion of all discarded resources from landfills, incinerators and the environment. We measure reductions in food waste through use of the following: Measurement metric = total weight of non-diverted food in pounds (i.e., landfill and controlled combustion without energy recovery) / total weight of all food sold in pounds. Zero waste goal and reporting scope includes waste materials and products generated in Walmart’s owned facilities and its operations (stores, clubs, warehouses, return centers, truck maintenance garages, etc.).

263. Original goal covered U.S., Canada, Japan and the U.K. and now includes Mexico. Walmart divested its retail operations in the U.K. and Japan in February and March of 2021, respectively. Going forward, we will no longer disclose progress for our divested operations.

264. Based on review of material handling and waste diversion processes, as reported by waste vendors, food banks and stores. In cases where certified or otherwise documented weights were not available due to industry challenges, they have been estimated based on waste audits, historical data, extrapolation for similar facilities in size and scope, etc.

265. Based on review of material handling and waste diversion processes, as reported by waste vendors, food banks and stores. In cases where certified or otherwise documented weights were not available due to industry challenges, they have been estimated based on waste audits, historical data, extrapolation for similar facilities in size and scope, etc.

266. In previous years, Walmart reported a combined food waste diverted metric that included both global food waste recycled and global food donated.

267. Walmart divested its retail operations in Argentina, the U.K. and Japan in November 2020, February and March of 2021, respectively.

268. Based on a survey of our Walmart U.S. private-brand food suppliers with 77% responding. We updated our supplier survey in the current year to reflect % of respondents’ supplier-reported sales which carry the "Best if used by" or "Use by" label, where in the prior year the survey responders reported on weight.

269. Walmart private brand suppliers representing 81% of U.S. private brand net sales reported packaging data. This percentage excludes the net sales of private brand items that do not use primary packaging. For the time frame for the private brands packaging survey, we instructed suppliers to use their latest or most recent 12-month period for which they have data available. If they reported last year, use the same reporting period as the initial/prior reporting year to avoid gaps or overlap with the prior year’s submissions. Primary packaging is packaging that goes home with the consumer.

270. Proxy data were calculated to provide data for suppliers that did not complete the survey or provided unusable data. Proxy data are meant to represent an estimate of how much packaging those suppliers / markets may utilize to provide an overall picture of Walmart’s entire packaging footprint. The calculation is based on supplier participation in the survey as a percentage of net sales and known packaging data.

271. Walmart private brand suppliers representing 81% of Walmart global private brand net sales reported packaging data. The calculation includes all private brand primary plastic packaging and single-use plastic and reusable plastic bags globally. For the time frame of the private brands packaging survey, we instructed suppliers to use their latest or most recent 12-month period for which they have data available. If they reported last year, use the same reporting period as the initial/prior reporting year to avoid gaps or overlap with the prior year’s submissions. Because of the sale of Walmart’s Argentina business in late 2020, we were unable to capture sufficient packaging data for the Argentina market. To represent this market’s business, we used the 2018-2019 private brand packaging survey for Argentina.

272. Walmart private brand suppliers representing 85.9% of Walmart U.S. general merchandise private brand net sales reported packaging data. For the time frame for the private brands packaging survey, we instructed suppliers to use their latest or most recent 12-month period for which they have data available. If they reported last year, use the same reporting period as the initial/prior reporting year to avoid gaps or overlap with the prior year’s submissions.

273. Walmart private brand suppliers representing 81% of Walmart global private brand net sales reported packaging data. The calculation includes all private brand primary plastic packaging and single-use plastic and reusable plastic bags globally. For the time frame of the private brands packaging survey, we instructed suppliers to use their latest or most recent 12-month period for which they have data available. If they reported last year, use the same reporting period as the initial/prior reporting year to avoid gaps or overlap with the prior year’s submissions. Because of the sale of Walmart’s Argentina business in late 2020, we were unable to capture sufficient packaging data for the Argentina market. To represent this market’s business, we used the 2018-2019 private brand packaging survey for Argentina.

274. FY2020 and FY2021 metrics for private brand plastic packaging in North America made of post-consumer recycled content includes U.S., Canada and Mexico.

275. Walmart private brand suppliers representing 81% of Walmart global private brand net sales reported packaging data. The calculation includes all private brand primary plastic packaging and single-use plastic and reusable plastic bags globally. For the time frame of the private brands packaging survey, we instructed suppliers to use their latest or most recent 12-month period for which they have data available. If they reported last year, use the same reporting period as the initial/prior reporting year to avoid gaps or overlap with the prior year’s submissions. Because of the sale of Walmart’s Argentina business in late 2020, we were unable to capture sufficient packaging data for the Argentina market. To represent this market’s business, we used the 2018-2019 private brand packaging survey for Argentina.

276. Walmart private brand suppliers representing 81% of Walmart global private brand net sales reported packaging data. The calculation includes all private brand primary plastic packaging and single-use plastic and reusable plastic bags globally. For the time frame of the private brands packaging survey, we instructed suppliers to use their latest or most recent 12-month period for which they have data available. If they reported last year, use the same reporting period as the initial/prior reporting year to avoid gaps or overlap with the prior year’s submissions. Because of the sale of Walmart’s Argentina business in late 2020, we were unable to capture sufficient packaging data for the Argentina market. To represent this market’s business, we used the 2018-2019 private brand packaging survey for Argentina.

277. The calculation excludes the following associates types: Pharmacists, on-site-clinics, drivers, management trainees and, temporary associates.

278. Average total compensation for fiscal year 2021 includes average hourly pay, other compensation and benefits per hour for full and part time associates (excluding home office). The calculation excludes the following associates types: Pharmacists, on-site-clinics, drivers, management trainees and temporary associates. This does not include special cash bonuses or paid leave related to COVID-19.

279. This includes four special cash bonuses totaling $1.5 billion paid to U.S. associates during the pandemic, and regular quarterly bonuses.

280. Salaried and truck driver associates: Eligible as of hire date. Full‑time hourly associates: Eligible following 12 months of service. Part-time and temporary associates: Not eligible.

281. Salaried and truck driver associates: Eligible as of hire date. Full‑time hourly associates: Eligible following 12 months of service. Part-time and temporary associates: Not eligible.

282. The calculation excludes the following associates types: Pharmacists, on-site-clinics, drivers, management trainees and, temporary associates.

283. Data includes both hourly and management promotions and excludes Walmart Home Office promotions.

284. U.S. metrics include all hourly associates, excluding temporary associates. Global metrics exclude associates in India and eCommerce associates in Ireland and Israel. U.S. management metrics include all salaried, exempt associates. U.S. officer metrics include president, executive vice president, senior vice president and vice president positions. Data for the U.S. is as of January 31, and data for international markets is on a one-month lag and on a calendar year-end basis.

285. Data as of the date Walmart’s annual Proxy Statement was filed with the SEC for 2019, 2020 and 2021. Prior to 2021, Walmart disclosed the gender and racial/ethnic diversity of its Board members in two ways: (1) the percentage of all directors identifying as female; and (2) the cumulative percentage of all directors identifying as female and/or racially or ethnically diverse. Beginning with the 2021 Proxy Statement, Walmart disclosed the gender and racial/ethnic diversity of its Board separately.

286. Data as of the date Walmart’s annual Proxy Statement was filed with the SEC for 2019, 2020 and 2021. Prior to 2021, Walmart disclosed the gender and racial/ethnic diversity of its Board members in two ways: (1) the percentage of all directors identifying as female; and (2) the cumulative percentage of all directors identifying as female and/or racially or ethnically diverse. Beginning with the 2021 Proxy Statement, Walmart disclosed the gender and racial/ethnic diversity of its Board separately.

287. Technology empowered roles include predominately personal shoppers.

288. Where a facility is required to be disclosed to Walmart, “Active” status denotes that the supplier is able to use the facility for Walmart production.

289. Facility color ratings denote the seriousness of findings identified in the audits.

290. In FY2019, facilities participating in our small supplier compliance program were included when calculating the percentage of social compliance audits receiving various color ratings; 2.1% of assessed facilities were noted as participating in our small supplier compliance program. In FY2020 and FY2021, facilities participating in the small supplier compliance program were excluded from the color rating calculations and separately reported as a raw number.

291. As of the end of FY2021, we were ~93% of expected progress to date. In March 2021, we announced a new commitment to spend $350 billion through 2030 on items made, grown or assembled in the U.S.

292. A diverse supplier is defined as a U.S. privately held company that is recognized as 51% owned and operated by a woman, minority, veteran, disabled veteran, person with a disability or member of the lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) community.

293. A diverse supplier is defined as a U.S. privately held company that is recognized as 51% owned and operated by a woman, minority, veteran, disabled veteran, person with a disability or member of the lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) community.

294. Walmart measures its chemical footprint in terms of priority chemicals, or PCs. Walmart references regulatory and authoritative lists to determine priority chemicals. These lists can be found at https://www.walmartsustainabilityhub.com/sustainable-chemistry/implementation-guide/appendices. Our footprint covers in-scope formulated consumables products within beauty, personal care, baby, pet and household cleaning products sold by Walmart U.S. stores and Sam’s Clubs in the U.S. In any given year, an increase or decrease in UPC volume weight disclosures may impact reporting.

295. In the 2020 ESG report, Walmart reported that for the 2018 sustainable chemistry reporting, suppliers provided product formulations to UL WERCSmart for 85% of in-scope UPCs. On a comparable basis, the 2018 percentage reported in the 2020 ESG report would have been 95%. This change does not affect any of the other metrics reported for both the 2018 and 2019 sustainable chemistry reporting. To learn more about formulation disclosure, please visit the “Transparency Section” or our Sustainable Chemistry Implementation Guide.

296. Amount provided by Walmart in local cash grants to organizations and programs that serve communities near our stores, clubs and distribution centers in the U.S.

297. Declarations tied to disaster response captured in the Emergency Operations Center for impacting disasters to Walmart Operations.

298. Global plastic total includes CY2019 totals for Argentina as the market’s CY2020 data was not available.

299. Participation in Walmart stock ownership programs was measured as of 4/30/21 and includes but is not limited to equity awards and the Associates Stock Purchase Plan.

300. Based on reports from Feeding America.

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301. References to these metrics should not be taken as a representation about the “materiality” of the metrics under the federal securities laws.