ESG Commitments & Progress
We prioritize ESG issues that offer the greatest potential to create shared value. They are issues that rank high in terms of relevance to our business and stakeholders as well as Walmart’s ability to make a difference. Walmart’s ESG data table shares progress against goals related to associate opportunity, environmental and social challenges in supply chains and community resilience.
Our reporting is guided by frameworks such as the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB), the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD), Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Standards and the United Nations (U.N.) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). We also report through programs such as CDP, a global environmental disclosure system.
SASBSASB Standards guide the disclosure of sustainability information by companies to their investors. Available for 77 industries, the Standards identify the subset of ESG issues most relevant to financial performance in each industry.
TCFDThe Financial Stability Board created TCFD to improve and increase reporting of climate-related financial information. Disclosure recommendations are structured around four thematic areas: governance, strategy, risk management, and metrics and targets.
GRIThe GRI Standards help organizations understand and disclose their impacts in a way that meets the needs of multiple stakeholders. The Standards are relevant to many groups, including investors, policymakers, capital markets and civil society.
UN SDGsAdopted in 2015, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are an urgent call for action by all countries in a global partnership. They were developed with a view towards ending all forms of poverty, fighting inequalities and tackling climate change while ensuring that no one is left behind.
CDPSince 2004, Walmart has disclosed our climate performance to CDP (formerly the Carbon Disclosure Project). Disclosing through CDP enables Walmart to evaluate and improve our environmental performance by identifying and implementing best practices and communicating goals and progress to our stakeholders and the public.