ESG Commitments & Progress

Environmental

Climate Change

Priorities (

goals noted and italicized

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Metric

FY2022 results (unless otherwise noted)

Goal: Achieve zero emissions across global operations by 2040:
  • Sub-goal: Reduce absolute global scopes 1 & 2 GHG emissions 35% by 2025 and 65% by 2030 from 2015 base year1 (approved as science-based and classified as 1.5°C-aligned, Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi))
  • Sub-goal: Power 50% of our global operations with renewable sources of energy by 2025 and 100% by 2035
Goal: Achieve zero emissions across global operations by 2040Annual greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions (million metric tons carbon dioxide equivalent – MMT CO2e)2CY2021
Total: 13.99
Scope 1: 7.37
Scope 2 (market-based): 6.62
Sub-goal: Reduce absolute global scopes 1 & 2 GHG emissions 35% by 2025 and 65% by 2030 from 2015 base year (approved as science-based and classified as 1.5°C-aligned, Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi))1
Percent change in annual scopes 1 & 2 (compared to 2015 baseline)3CY2021
23.2% decrease
Percent change in Scope 1 and 2 annual emissions (vs. previous year)3CY2021
6.6% decrease
Carbon intensity (scopes 1 & 2) (MT CO2e per $M revenue)2, 4 CY2021
24.42
Percent change in carbon intensity per revenue (vs. previous year)2, 4CY2021
14.3% decrease
Sub-goal: Power 50% of our global operations with renewable sources of energy by 2025 and 100% by 2035
Estimated percentage of global electricity needs supplied by renewable sources (including grid contribution)5CY2021
46%
Estimated percentage of global electricity needs supplied by renewable sources (excluding grid contribution)6CY2021
28%
Energy
Estimated total energy consumed globally, Gigajoules (GJ)CY2021
~138,000,000
Estimated percentage of total global energy consumed that was supplied from grid electricityCY2021
62.9%
Number of Walmart on-site and off-site renewable projects (in operation or under development)5CY2021
>600 in more than 10 countries
Electric vehicle (EV) charging stationsNumber of EV charging stations available at Walmart stores and clubs across the U.S.1,387 (as of July 2022)
Goal: Reduce or avoid one billion metric tons (MT) of scope 3 CO2e 7, 8
  • Sub-goal: By 2030, work with suppliers to reduce or avoid greenhouse gas emissions in our China value chain by 50 million MT
Goal: Reduce or avoid one billion metric tons (MT) of scope 3 CO2e emissions by 2030 (Project GigatonTM)Reduced or avoided CO2e emissions reported by suppliers cumulatively since CY2017>574 million MT of CO2e
Reduced or avoided emissions reported by suppliers in CY2021>158 million MT of CO2e
Number of suppliers formally signed on since CY2017>4,500
Percentage of U.S. product net sales dollars represented by reporting suppliers9>70%
Number of suppliers reporting>2,500
Sub-goal: By 2030, work with suppliers to reduce or avoid greenhouse gas emissions in our China value chain by 50 million MTAvoided emissions reported by suppliers cumulatively since CY2017>13 million MT of CO2e

Environmental

Product Supply Chain Sustainability

Priorities (goals noted and italicized)

Metric

FY2022 results (unless otherwise noted)

Sustainability Survey Reporting
Sustainability Survey ReportingPercentage of U.S. net sales represented by suppliers who reported to one or more of Walmart’s sustainability surveys>75%
More Sustainably Source 20 Key Commodities by 2025
Fresh and Frozen Seafood
Goal: By 2025, all Walmart U.S., Sam’s Club U.S., Walmart Canada, Walmart Mexico and Walmart Central America fresh, frozen, farmed and wild-caught seafood suppliers will source from fisheries that are third-party certified as sustainable, actively working toward certification or engaged in a fishery improvement project (FIP) or Aquaculture Improvement Project (AIP) 14
Percentage of sustainably sourced fresh and frozen, wild-caught and farmed, seafood, based on supplier reports 15

Walmart U.S.: ~99%

Sam's Club U.S.: ~99%

Walmart Canada: Forthcoming

Percentage of wild-caught, fresh and frozen seafood sustainably sourced, based on supplier reports 16

Walmart U.S.: 97%
(77% certified; 20% FIP)

Sam’s Club U.S.: ~99%
(81% certified; 18% FIP)

Walmart Canada: 91%
(90% certified; 1% FIP)

Walmart Mexico: 2%
(1% certified; 1% FIP)

Percentage of fresh and frozen farmed seafood sustainably sourced, based on supplier reports 17

Walmart U.S.: 99%
(99% certified; 0% AIP)

Sam’s Club U.S.: 99%
(99% certified; 0%AIP)

Walmart Canada: 97%
(97% certified; 0% AIP)

Walmart Mexico: 94%
(94% certified; 0% AIP)

Canned Tuna
Goal: By 2025, Walmart U.S., Sam’s Club U.S. and Walmart Canada will require all canned light and white tuna suppliers to source from fisheries that are third-party certified as sustainable, actively working toward certification, or engaged in a fishery improvement project (FIP)18
Percentage of canned tuna sustainably sourced, based on supplier reports19

Walmart U.S. (national and private brand): 70% (37% MSC certified; 33% FIP)

Walmart U.S. private brand: 100%
(100% MSC certified/recertified; 0% FIP)

Sam’s Club U.S.: 50%
(9% MSC certified; 41% FIP)

Walmart Canada: Forthcoming

Row CropsNumber of Acres involved in fertilizer optimization or soil health practice programs, based on supplier reports>3 million acres
Number of suppliers participating in fertilizer optimization or soil health plans50
Coffee
Goal: Source private brand coffee more sustainably
Percentage of private brand coffee net sales that were sourced and certified as sustainable, based on supplier reports19Total Walmart U.S. and Sam’s Club U.S.: 99%
Walmart U.S.: 100%
Sam’s Club U.S.: 97%
Tea
Goal: Source 100% of Walmart U.S. private brand black and green tea bags and instant iced teas as certified
Percentage of private brand black and green tea bags and instant iced teas sourced and certified as sustainable, based on supplier reports20
100%
Bananas & Pineapples
Goal: Source 100% of all Cavendish bananas and pineapples sold in Walmart U.S. and Sam’s Club U.S. stores and clubs from farms that have received third-party certifications
Percentage of bananas and pineapples that were sourced and certified as sustainable, based on supplier reports21

Walmart U.S. Bananas: 99%

Sam's Club U.S. Bananas: 99%

Walmart U.S. Pineapples: 88%

Sam's Club U.S. Pineapples: 82%

Apparel & Home Textiles
Goal: By 2022, source apparel and home textile products sold in Walmart U.S. stores only from suppliers working with textile mills that use the Sustainable Apparel Coalition’s Higg Index Facility Environmental Module to measure and help improve environmental performance
Percentage of net product sales in apparel and soft home categories sourced from suppliers reporting that at least one facility that has completed the Sustainable Apparel Coalition’s Higg FEM assessment for Walmart U.S.94%
Goal: 100% of cotton volume for Walmart U.S. private brand apparel and home textile products sourced as "more sustainable" by 2025Percentage of cotton volume for Walmart U.S. private brand apparel and home textile products sourced as "more sustainable" cotton, based on supplier reports23Walmart U.S.: 77%
Goal: Ensure that none of the man-made cellulosic fibers sourced for Walmart U.S., Sam’s Club U.S., and Walmart Canada Private Brand apparel and home textile products are derived from ancient and endangered forests, or from endangered species’ habitats or other controversial sourcesPercentage of man-made cellulosic fiber volume for Walmart U.S., Walmart Canada, and Sam's Club U.S. private brand apparel and home textile products sourced from fiber producers with verified low risk of sourcing from ancient or endangered forests24

Walmart U.S.: 29%

Sam's Club U.S.: 48%

Walmart Canada: 10%

Goal: 50% of polyester volume for Walmart U.S., Walmart Canada, and Sam's Club U.S. private brand apparel and home textile products sourced as recycled polyester by 2025Percentage of polyester volume for Walmart U.S., Walmart Canada, and Sam's Club U.S. private brand apparel and home textile products sourced as recycled polyester, based on supplier reports25

Walmart U.S.: 27%

Walmart Canada: 67%

Sam's Club U.S.: 14%

Palm Oil
Goal: 100% of palm oil in Walmart private-brand products sourced with no deforestation or conversion by 2025
Percentage of supplier-reported palm oil volume in Walmart Inc. private brand products certified RSPO segregated or equivalent standards26

10% certified segregated/higher

80% certified mass balance/equivalent

Pulp & Paper
Goal: Walmart private brand products made of pulp, paper, and timber will be sourced deforestation and conversion-free by 2025
Percentage of supplier-reported pulp and paper volume in Walmart Inc. private brand products that is recyclable or certified as sustainable2792%
Produce
Goal: Source 100% Walmart U.S. fresh produce and floral from suppliers who have endorsed the Ethical Charter by the end of 2022
Percentage of net sales from suppliers supporting the Ethical Charter2869%
Electronics
RBA Code of Conduct
Percentage of Walmart U.S. information, communication and technology net sales from suppliers who implemented the RBA Code of Conduct2987%
Animal Welfare
Goal: Transition Walmart U.S. and Sam’s Club U.S. to a 100% cage-free egg supply chain by 2025, subject to regulatory changes and based on available supply, affordability and customer demand30Percentage of Walmart U.S. and Sam’s Club U.S. cage-free shell eggs, as percentage of total shell egg net sales, based on supplier reports
20% Walmart U.S.
36 % Sam’s Club U.S.
Percentage of shell eggs at Walmart U.S. and Sam’s Club U.S. meeting United Egg Producers animal welfare requirements or equivalent, based on supplier reports
100% Walmart U.S.
100 % Sam’s Club U.S.
Percentage of Walmart U.S. and Sam's Club U.S. pork suppliers abiding by the standards of the National Pork Board’s (NPB’s) Pork Quality Assurance (PQA) Plus Program, based on supplier reports
100% Walmart U.S.
100 % Sam’s Club U.S.

Environmental

Waste

Priorities (goals noted and italicized)

Metric

FY2022 results (unless otherwise noted)

Operational Waste30,31
Goal: Zero waste to landfill and incineration in our operations in Canada, Mexico, and U.S. markets by 202533,34Percentage of waste materials diverted from landfill and incineration per country (CY2021)U.S.: 81%
Canada: 89%
Mexico: 72%
Global operational waste diversion
Percentage of waste materials diverted from landfill and incineration (CY2021)
78%
Global operational waste destination mixApproximate percentage of waste by destination type (by weight) CY2021

Recycling/reuse: 69%

Donation to people: 5%

Animal feed: 3%

Composting: 1%

Anaerobic digestion:<1%

Incineration (with and without energy recovery): <1%

Landfill: 21%

Biochemical processing: <1%

Global operational food diverted of food waste diverted35Pounds of food waste diverted globally from waste stream through composting, animal feed, anaerobic digestion and biochemical processing (CY2021)>827 million lbs.
Global operational food donatedFood donations globally (CY2021)>783 million lbs.
Consumer Engagement
Goal: 100% of Walmart U.S. food and consumable private brand primary packaging labeled with the How2Recycle® label by 2022Percentage of Walmart U.S. food and consumables private brand supplier-reported sales with How2Recycle® label3780%
How2Recycle®Percentage of Sam's Club private brand supplier-reported sales with How2Recycle® labelSam's Club U.S.: 84%
Consumer RecyclingPounds collected through customer recycling programs at Walmart in Africa, Chile and Mexico381.9 million lbs.
LabelingEstimated percentage of Walmart U.S. private brand food sales using “Best If Used By” or “use by” date label terminology unless a food safety or regulatory reason might prevent them from doing so, based on supplier reports91%
Packaging39,40
Total Weight of Global Plastic PackagingEstimated total weight of private-brand primary plastic packaging, including plastic bags41~1,100,000 MT
Goal: 100% of global private-brand packaging recyclable, reusable or industrially compostable by 2025Estimated percentage of global private-brand packaging that is recyclable, reusable or industrially compostable4258%
Goal: 17% global private-brand plastic packaging made from post-consumer recycled content by 202543
Estimated percentage of global private-brand plastic packaging made of post-consumer recycled content7%
Goal: 20% private-brand plastic packaging in North America made from post-consumer recycled content by 202544Estimated percentage of North American private-brand plastic packaging made of post-consumer recycled content7%
Goal: Reduce virgin plastic in global private-brand packaging 15% by 2025 (vs. 2020 baseline)
Percentage reduction (increase) in private-brand packaging virgin plastic, vs. prior year (based on supplier reports)(3)%
Supply Chain and Beyond
Project Gigaton™Number of suppliers reporting progress on either or both the waste and packaging pillars of Project Gigaton™>2,100
Goal: Between 2016 and 2021, invest $15 million to organizations that help reduce food waste and strengthen food banks in CanadaGrant funding from the Walmart Foundation awardedNearly $20 million

Social

Human Capital

Priorities (goals noted and italicized)

Metric

FY2022 results (unless otherwise noted)

Walmart AssociatesPeople employed, worldwide~2.3 million
People employed, U.S.1.7 million
Percent of U.S. hourly associates in full-time jobs4568%
Well-Being
Compensation (U.S.)Average starting hourly wage46$15.70 (as of the end of Q1 FY2023)
Average hourly wage / average total hourly compensation (U.S. hourly associates)47

>$16.50/>$21.25

>$17.00 average hourly wage (as of the end of Q1 FY2023)

Benefits (U.S.)Paid time off (PTO) for hourly associates (full-time and part-time)PTO policy combines paid sick leave, vacation, personal and holiday time. Associates begin earning up to 48 hours (more in some locations) of Protected PTO on their hire date and regular PTO on their 90th day of employment.
Full-time hourly or salaried paid maternity leave (when stacked with parental leave)4816 weeks
Full-time hourly or salaried paid parental leave after 12 months of service496 weeks
Starting cost of medical plan per bi-weekly pay period (for full- and part-time associates when eligible)$31.40
Store discount, full- and part-time Walmart U.S. associates, effective after 90 days of employment10% off regularly priced general merchandise, fresh fruits and vegetables plus select merchandise on Walmart.com
401(k) average enrollment700,000
401(k) company match$1.4 billion
Stock purchase planWalmart matches 15% of the first $1,800 U.S. associates contribute to their stock purchase program each year, up to $270 per plan year (age restrictions apply)
Growth
Promotions (U.S.)Number of U.S. associates promoted to jobs of greater responsibility and higher pay50>135,000
Number of associates enrolled in Live Better U (LBU)>30,000
Training (U.S.)
Goal: By 2025, Walmart U.S. will put millions of associates through focused training programs to equip them with skills to improve career growth, from entry-level positions to jobs with more responsibility and higher pay
Walmart U.S. store associate trainings, Walmart Academy, since 2016>2.5 million
Number of U.S. Walmart Academy training facilities>200
Inclusion51
Percentage of Walmart Inc. women in the workforce globally54%
Percentage of U.S. associates who are women; people of color

Women: 53%

People of Color: 49%

Percentage of U.S. management who are women; people of color

Women: 44%

People of Color: 39%

Percentage of U.S. hourly-to-hourly promotions that went to women; people of color

Women: 54%

People of Color: 46%

Percentage of U.S. total management promotions that went to women; people of color

Women: 45%

People of Color: 40%

Percentage of U.S. officers who are women; people of color

Women: 34%

People of Color: 27%

Percentage of associates in international workforce who are women56%
Percentage of management in international workforce who are women46%
Percentage of active LBU students who identify as women/ people of color

Women: 60%

People of Color: 50%

Number of associates that have Inclusive Leadership Expectations (ILEs) as part of their annual performance evaluation>68,000 (as of January 2022)
Average age of U.S. workforce37.86 years
Veterans and Military SpousesNumber of veterans offered positions52/promoted>52,000/>4,500
Number of military spouses offered positions53>30,000

Social

People in Supply Chains

Priorities (goals noted and italicized)

Metric

Responsible Sourcing
Supplier-disclosed facilities in “active” status54>27,200
Number of third-party responsible sourcing facility audit reports assessed~14,000
Facility color ratings for assessed audit reports, as a percentage of all assessed audits for the fiscal year5523.7% green
68.8% yellow
7.2% orange
0.3% red
Number of cases opened related to allegations of supply chain misconduct714
Number of facilities in small supplier compliance program335
Number of facilities remediated from orange to either yellow or green assessments279
Number of suppliers Walmart stopped doing business with, in response to serious violations of our standards (since 2012)39 suppliers
Number of countries where assessed third-party responsible sourcing facility audits were conducted100
Social Sustainability Goals and Progress
Goal: Between 2013 and 2023, purchase an incremental $250 billion in products supporting American jobsIncremental cumulative total purchases (since 2013)$196 billion56
Goal: Between 2021 and 2030, purchase an incremental $350 billion in products supporting American jobsIncremental cumulative total purchases (since 2021)$12 billion
Diverse Sourcing57Amount sourced from diverse suppliers to our U.S. businesses, goods and services>$13.3 billion
Number of diverse suppliers to our U.S. businesses, goods and services~2,600
Market AccessWalmart Foundation grants to support smallholder farmers in Central America, India and Mexico (cumulative since 2017)>$67 million
Goal: Between 2018-2022, Walmart Foundation to invest $25 million to strengthen smallholders in farmer producer organizations and farm yields in IndiaCumulative investment since 2018>$29 million
Goal: Double Walmart U.S. sales of locally grown produce between the end of FY2017 and the end of FY2026 ($930 million baselineAnnual sales of local fresh produce in Walmart U.S. Supercenters and Neighborhood Markets$1.18 billion (FY2022)
Goal: Walmart has committed to use our ability to bring together stakeholders, including industries, civil society, governments or international organizations to address the major potential risks to the dignity of workers in a minimum of 10 retail supply chains by 2025Retail supply chains in focusApparel in Bangladesh
Produce in the U.S. and Mexico
Shrimp in Thailand
Tuna in Thailand
Electronics sourced for the U.S. retail market

Social

Safer, Healthier Food & Other Products

Priorities (goals noted and italicized)

Metric

FY2022 results (unless otherwise noted)

Product Safety
Goal: By 2022, we aim to reduce our footprint of priority chemicals in formulated consumables by 10% compared to our 2017 baseline58Percent change versus baseline year, CY2020 vs CY201717% decrease
Number of formulated consumable products in scope sold by Walmart stores and Sam’s Clubs in the U.S. in CY2020>140,000
Total weight of priority chemicals in CY2020179.4 million lbs.59
Priority chemical weight as a percent of total formulated consumables weight, CY20201.36%
Priority chemical weight as a percent of total product formulation weight versus baseline year, CY2020 vs CY201761 basis point reduction
Food Access
Number of Walmart U.S. stores and Sam's Clubs providing grocery pickup~5,200
Number of pickup and delivery locations globally>8,000 pickup
>6,000 delivery
Food donations globally, CY2021>783 million lbs.
Food donations in the U.S.60>696 million pounds
Food Safety
Goal: In 2016, Walmart and the Walmart Foundation committed to invest $25 million in projects to advance food safety in China over five yearsCumulative amount invested in projects to date>$25 million
Number of independent food safety audits conducted at Walmart stores and clubs globally>70,000
Number of associates trained in at least one food safety course>980,000

Social

Communities

Priorities (goals noted and italicized)

Metric

FY2022 results (unless otherwise noted)

Community Engagement
Global GivingTotal cash and in-kind donations from Walmart and the Walmart Foundation>$1.5 billion
Local GrantsLocal cash giving from U.S. facilities61>$44 million
Associate GivingNumber of volunteer hours U.S. associates reported through VAP program>356,000 hours
Number of U.S. associates that participated in the Volunteerism Always Pays (VAP) program>18,000
Dollars raised from U.S. associates for charitable organizations>$12 million
Customer GivingDollars raised from U.S. customers for charitable organizations62>$100 million
Disaster Preparedness and Response
Total global cash and in-kind donations from Walmart and the Walmart Foundation for disaster recovery and preparedness63>$24 million
Emergency declarations throughout the U.S. in support of disasters6470
Number of days Emergency Operations Center activated beyond normal operations6564
Taxes
Corporate income-based taxes paid worldwide>$5.9 billion
Effective corporate income tax rate25.4%

Governance

Corporate Governance

Metric

FY2022 results  (unless otherwise noted)

Board of Directors66Director independence - Independent directors as a percentage of all directors64% Independent
Director independence - Non-management directors as a percentage of all directors91% Non-Management
Percentage of Walmart Board of Directors who are women27%
Percentage of Walmart Board directors who identify as ethnically or racially diverse18%
Board and committee meeting attendance rate - meetings attended as a percentage of all meetings98%
Shareholder engagement - percentage of public float engaged since preceding annual shareholders' meeting34%
Endnotes

1. 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.

2. Annual scopes 1 and 2 GHG emissions and carbon intensity metrics are updated from time to time in this ESG Climate Brief to account for changes in emission factors or the availability of more accurate activity data. Flipkart emissions data is excluded from Walmart’s Scope 1 and 2 emissions footprint and progress calculation. We believe excluding Flipkart’s data will have negligible impact on the overall reporting.

Our emissions footprint in CO2e and carbon intensity per revenue are calculated to include emissions for our operations for the period which we owned the operations in the reporting year. This may result in updated emissions reported in the ESG Climate Brief not corresponding 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). 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.

3. Annual scopes 1 and 2 GHG emissions 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. Flipkart emissions data is excluded from Walmart’s Scope 1 and 2 emissions footprint and progress calculation. We believe excluding Flipkart’s data will have negligible impact on the overall reporting.

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 in calculating our GHG emissions, which 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. To account for structural changes in our business, we strive to adjust our emission reduction progress on scope 1 and 2 emissions to add or subtract emissions for entities acquired or divested in the year the acquisition or divestiture took place, including adjusting for previous years (including the baseline year).

4. 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).

5. This includes generation from active renewable and low-carbon projects. It considers the combined contribution of power generated from on-site and off-site projects as well as renewable energy generation feeding into the grids where our sites are located. Third-party-verified energy consumption data is one year in arears for the CY2019 and CY2020 years. For CY2021, the latest energy consumption data was used. This was used in combination with the electricity procured from our renewable energy projects and the most recent grid fuel mix information obtained from the International Energy Agency for the regions where we operate.

This estimate does not include energy data for our Flipkart business. We believe excluding Flipkart data will have a negligible impact on our estimate.

6. Calculated in accordance with the RE100 technical criteria. RE100 defines renewable electricity consumption as the ability to make unique claims on the use of renewable electricity generation and its attributes.

7. 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.

8. 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 Gigaton cannot be used to measure Walmart’s scope 3 emissions, either absolutely or in year-over-year reductions.

9. 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.

10-13. Not used

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

15. Suppliers were asked to report through the Seafood Metrics System the total volume of the fresh and frozen, wild-caught and farmed, seafood shipped in FY2022 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 U.S., 100% of Sam’s Club U.S., and 45% of Mexico volume of fresh and frozen, wild-caught and farmed, seafood shipped in FY2022 responded. Reported volumes were validated against Sustainable Fisheries Partnership records and Walmart business data showing supplier shipments. Central America reporting is based on reports from suppliers representing 100% of Walmart Central America fresh and frozen, wild-caught and farmed seafood in CY2021. Walmart Mexico's FY2022 reporting may not be comparable to prior years' reporting due to a change in methodology to include national and import suppliers in FY2022, with resulting impacts to both the scope of the calculation and supplier response rate. Canada figures are forthcoming in 2022 following the completion of data validation.

16. Sustainably sourced: Certified by a designated program or in a FIP. Suppliers were asked to report through the Seafood Metrics System the total volume of the fresh and frozen, wild-caught, seafood shipped in FY2022 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 U.S., 100% of Sam’s Club U.S., 98% of Canada, and 45% of Mexico volume of fresh and frozen, wild-caught, seafood shipped in FY2022 responded. Reported volumes were validated against Sustainable Fisheries Partnership records and Walmart business data showing supplier shipments. Central America reporting is based on reports from suppliers representing 100% of Walmart Central America fresh and frozen, wild-caught seafood in CY2021. Walmart Mexico’s FY2022 reporting may not be comparable to prior years’ reporting due to a change in methodology to include national and import suppliers in FY2022, with resulting impacts to both the scope of the calculation and supplier response rate.

17. Sustainably sourced: Certified by a designated program or in an AIP. Suppliers were asked to report through the Seafood Metrics System the total volume of the fresh and frozen, farmed, seafood shipped in FY2022 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., 100% of Sam’s Club U.S., 98% of Canada, and 45% of Mexico volume of fresh and frozen, farmed, seafood shipped in FY2022 responded. Reported volumes were validated against Sustainable Fisheries Partnership records and Walmart business data showing supplier shipments. Central America reporting is based on reports from suppliers representing 100% of Walmart Central America fresh and frozen, farmed seafood in CY2021. Walmart Mexico's FY2022 reporting may not be comparable to prior years' reporting due to a change in methodology to include national and import suppliers in FY2022, with resulting impacts to both the scope of the calculation and supplier response rate.

18. Based on price, availability, quality, customer demand, and unique regulatory environments across our global retail markets. Read the full policy. As tracked on the FishChoice platform, FisheryProgress.org. Publicly registered FIPs include FIPs and Pre-FIPs, both of which are registered with Fishsource.

19. Sustainably sourced: Certified by a designated program or in a FIP. Tuna suppliers were asked to report through the Seafood Metrics System the total volume of tuna shipped to Walmart in FY2022 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 Walmart U.S. and Sam’s Club U.S. volume in FY2022 responded. Reported volumes were validated against Sustainable Fisheries Partnership records and Walmart business data showing supplier shipments. Walmart U.S. figures are for private brand and national brand tuna. Walmart U.S. and Sam’s Club U.S. figures are for all shelf-stable tuna (includes canned and pouched). Canada figures are forthcoming in 2022 following the completion of data validation.

20. Certifications: UTZ-Rainforest Alliance and/or Fair Trade USA.

21. Certification: UTZ-Rainforest Alliance. Covers tea sourced from July 1, 2021 through January 31, 2022.

22. Certifications include Rainforest Alliance, Sustainably Grown and Fair Trade USA. Goal originally included Asda, Walmart’s U.K. business. Walmart divested its retail operations in the U.K. in February 2021. Going forward, we will no longer disclose progress for our divested operations. 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.

23. Supplier-reported data for total cotton volume sourced through one of the following: Cotton USA, Organic, Fair Trade USA, or Recycled Cotton. Results are based on supplier survey responses. Better Cotton Initiative data was derived from BCI’s Better Cotton Platform data.

24. Man-made cellulosic fibers include rayon/viscose, modal, lyocell, acetate and trademarked versions. Forest information is per non-profit organization Canopy. “Verified low risk” as indicated by a Canopy "Green Shirt" ranking.

25. Results are based on supplier survey responses. FY2021 results are 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. FY2022 results are based on reports from suppliers that represented 97.7% of Walmart U.S. private brand apparel net sales and 94.4% of Walmart U.S. home textiles net sales; for Sam's Club, participation rates were participation rates were 91.8% and 93.8% for private brand apparel and home textiles, respectively; and for Canada, participation rates were 88.2%% and 92.7% for private brand apparel and home textiles, respectively. 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.

26. In accordance with the principles and criteria of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) segregated supply chain systems, or equivalent standards. Prior years’ reporting on certified palm oil included both mass balance and segregated. Walmart reset its palm oil goal in 2021 to focus on segregated palm oil or equivalent. 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 92% 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. For FY2022, in addition to 10% certified segregated/equivalent palm oil, 80% of reported palm oil was certified under a mass balance standard.

27. Certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC), Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI). 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 in FY2021 and 89% responded in FY2022. 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.

28. Based on data pulled from the Ethical Charter website on March 3, 2022.

29. Based on RBA membership (regular or full category) or implementing the RBA Validated Assessment Program for each disclosed facility.

30. See discussion of our progress in the "Innovation in housing systems" section of our Animal Welfare brief.

31. 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.

32. Enhancements to Mexico's zero waste accounting methodology were undertaken in FY2022, which led to a recalculation of the waste diversion percentages reported in prior years. In instances where the enhanced accounting methodology caused waste diversion percentages to decline, we have provided recalculated metrics here. In June 2022, the following metrics were changed to reflect the latest accounting methodology: (1) Mexico's diversion rate was adjusted from 75% to 71% for 2020; and (2) Walmart's global diversion rate was adjusted from 81% to 80% for 2020.

33. As used here, "zero waste" means 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. 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.).

34. 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.

35. 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.

37. Primary packaging is packaging that goes home with the consumer. 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.

38. Walmart previously reported this figure for additional markets. Walmart divested its retail operations in Argentina, the U.K., and Japan in November 2020, February and March 2021, respectively. 2019 and 2020 totals include markets that have since been divested. 2021 totals include only retained markets. The substantial decrease from 2020 to 2021 is largely due to the U.K. and Japan divestitures, as these markets were leaders in consumer recycling programs.

39. Packaging metrics are measured in weight and based on supplier reports through a supplier survey. 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. Walmart private brand suppliers representing 80% of Walmart global private brand net sales reported packaging data in 2021.

40. Walmart divested its U.K. and Japan businesses in 2021. Because the businesses were divested early in the year, we did not proxy packaging data for the time Walmart owned those businesses and the 2021 packaging figures represented here do not include the U.K. or Japan.

41. 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.

42. The 2021 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. 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.

43. Calculations include all private brand plastic packaging and single-use plastic and reusable 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. "Global" refers to all of our global retail businesses.

44. Calculations include all private brand plastic packaging and single-use plastic and reusable 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. "North America" refers to our businesses in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico.

45. The calculation excludes the following associates types: Home office, pharmacists, on-site-clinics, drivers, management trainees and, temporary associates.

46. The average hourly starting rate is calculated as the average hourly wage of U.S. associates that joined in the preceding 6 months. The starting wage metrics exclude the following associate types: Home office associates, pharmacists, on-site-clinics, drivers, management trainees and, temporary associates.

47. The calculation excludes the following associates types: Home office associates, pharmacists, on-site-clinics, drivers, management trainees and, temporary associates. Average total compensation for fiscal year 2022 includes average hourly pay, other compensation and benefits per hour for full and part time associates (excluding home office). This does not include special cash bonuses or paid leave related to COVID-19.

48. 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.

49. 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.

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

51. 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.

52. In FY2021 we reported that >49,500 veterans were hired. We are clarifying this metric to reflect that these were offers made to veterans for positions to work at Walmart.

53. In FY2021 we reported that >27,000 military spouses were hired. We are clarifying this metric to reflect that these were offers made to military spouses for positions to work at Walmart.

54. 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.

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

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

57. 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.

58. All sustainable chemistry metrics are on a calendar year basis and are reported for the prior corresponding calendar year. The three years reported in this table are calendar years 2018, 2019, and 2020. 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.

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

60. Based on reports from Feeding America.

61. 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.

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

63. Fiscal Year 2022 numbers include donations to respond to COVID-19.

64. 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.

65. 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.

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