ESG issues

Our reporting is centered around a series of issue briefs covering each of Walmart’s priority ESG issues in depth. Each brief covers our aspiration and strategy with respect to the issue, the relevance of the issue to business and society, our key goals and metrics, and our progress to date.
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  • Compensation & benefits; training/upskilling; advancement/mobility; pay equity; freedom of association; workforce development; careers
  • Executive and workforce diversity metrics; representation, equity and inclusion strategies; inclusive sourcing; promoting equity beyond Walmart
  • Governance; climate risk assessment; mitigation (zero operational emissions and Project Gigaton); adaptation; advocacy
  • Zero operational waste; food waste; product packaging waste; customer and supplier engagement
  • Responsible sourcing; economic opportunity; responsible recruitment; worker safety
  • U.S. manufacturing; diverse sourcing; made in India; smallholder farmers & small producers
  • Forests, oceans, and land; sustainable commodities; supplier engagement; scaling impact through systemic change
  • Product packaging interventions; plastic bags; customer engagement; innovations in waste reduction systems; circular economy
  • Food and product safety; access to affordable, nutritious food; sustainable chemistry
  • Affordable, quality food & essential products; employment; local suppliers; community resilience; local causes and giving; tax
  • Product sourcing; supplier engagement; industry consortia & initiatives; customer engagement; advocacy
  • Codes and standards; ethics; anti-corruption; antitrust; harassment and discrimination; training
  • Business continuity planning; mitigation & recovery; supporting communities
  • Human rights statement; salient issues; governance; stakeholder engagement; human rights in supply chains
  • Board diversity, experiences & skills; Board and management oversight; executive compensation
  • Policy governance; policy priorities; political advocacy and lobbying; trade association memberships
  • Privacy; cybersecurity; technology & data; ethical use of data; responsible use of technology; processes & procedures
  • Animal welfare standards; Five Freedoms; cage-free eggs; housing systems