United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

Relevant SDG
Example Walmart contributions include
Location in ESG Report
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2 ZERO HUNGER
Relieving Hunger, including efforts to improve food access and through food donations

Serving communities (Food security; COVID-19 philanthropic response)

Waste: Circular economy (Operational waste; Food waste in the value chain)

Providing safer, healthier food & other products (Access to affordable, nutritious food)

Encouraging healthier eating through food labeling and nutrition education programs

Serving communities (Providing access to affordable food, products & services)

Providing safer, healthier food & other products (Access to affordable, nutritious food)

Product supply chain sustainability (Customer engagement)

Promoting sustainability in food value chains and improving market access for smallholders in emerging markets

Serving communities (Investing in the local supplier base)

Waste: Circular economy (Food waste in our value chain)

Supplier opportunity (Supplier inclusion; Make in India; Smallholder farmers and small producers)

Product supply chain sustainability

People in supply chains (Market access for small producers)

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5 GENDER EQUALITY
Fostering inclusion, prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sex and sexual orientation in our Code of Conduct and requiring fair processes for employment in our Standards for Suppliers

Highest standards of ethics & compliance

Human capital: Good jobs & advancement for associates (Inclusion)

Equity & inclusion at Walmart & beyond (Hiring, developing & promoting associates; Inclusive sourcing; Advancing equity in society)

Supplier opportunity (Supplier inclusion)

People in supply chains (Creating economic opportunity for people in supply chains; Collaborating to address systemic risks to worker well-being)

Walmart Code of Conduct

Standards for suppliers

Investing in efforts to meaningfully advance gender equity in factories and farms

Supplier opportunity (Supplier inclusion)

People in supply chains (Creating economic opportunity for people in supply chains)

Serving communities (Strengthening small producers)

Sourcing from women-owned businesses and providing additional outreach and support for women-owned businesses

Supplier opportunity (Supplier inclusion)

People in supply chains (Collaborating to address systemic risks to worker well-being)

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7 AFFORDABLE & CLEAN ENERGY
Promoting sustainability in our operations, including through a commitment to power 100% of our operations with renewable sources of energy by 2035

Climate change (Goals & metrics; Renewable energy; Efficiency)

Environmental sustainability statement

Facilitating avoided GHG emissions reductions in our supply chains, such as by promoting the use of tools to help suppliers identify, prioritize and implement energy efficiency projects

Climate change (Goals & metrics; Renewable energy; Efficiency)

Environmental sustainability statement

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8 DECENT WORK &
ECONOMIC GROWTH
Expanding access to jobs and providing ladders for advancement, including through upskilling and education programs, and philanthropic investments in retail sector workforce development

Human capital: Good jobs & advancement for associates (Growth; Strengthening workforce development beyond Walmart)

Equity & inclusion at Walmart & beyond (Development; Advancing equity in society)

Serving communities (Providing quality jobs, training & career paths)

Supporting worker dignity and safety in our operations and the supply chain and collaborating to combat forced labor in various sectors through our business and philanthropy

People in supply chains

Equity & inclusion at Walmart & beyond (Advancing equity in society)

Human rights

Product supply chain sustainability

Walmart Code of Conduct

Conflict minerals policy

Global forced labor prevention policy

Human rights statement
Standards for suppliers

Making investments in innovative technology to improve productivity and job experiencesHuman capital: Good jobs & advancement for associates (Growth)

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11 SUSTAINABLE CITIES & COMMUNITIES
Providing disaster relief for natural and human-caused disastersDisaster preparedness & response
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12 RESPONSIBLE CONSUMPTION & PRODUCTION
Addressing food waste by pursuing best practices in our operations, building capacity in the broader food recovery system, working with suppliers upstream and empowering consumers downstreamWaste: Circular economy (Operational waste; Food waste in the value chain)
Enhancing the sustainability of products and product supply chains

Product supply chain sustainability

Animal welfare – Swine assurance position;

Animal welfare position; Antibiotics in farm animals position; Cage-free egg supply position

Forests policy

Promoting sustainable chemistry, including in our supply chain

Providing safer, healthier food & other products (Sustainable chemistry)

Sustainable chemistry commitment

Investing in sustainable package design and recycling and encouraging suppliers to reduce unnecessary plastic packaging, increase packaging Waste: Circular economy Waste: Plastics
recyclability and increase recycled content, and to help us educate customers on reducing, reusing and recycling plastic

Waste: Circular economy

Waste: Plastics

Providing funding to support materials innovation, recycling collection and/or sortation infrastructure and consumer educationWaste: Plastics (Catalyze innovation in waste reduction systems)
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13 CLIMATE ACTION
Addressing climate change by setting a science-based target to reduce greenhouse gases in alignment with the Paris Agreement

Climate change (Mitigation)

Climate policy

Environmental sustainability statement

Accelerating sustainability efforts in our supply chain, including by setting a target to avoid 1 gigaton of greenhouse gas emissions in our supply chain through Project Gigaton

Climate change (Supply chain (scope 3))

Climate policy

Environmental sustainability statement

Engaging in advocacy and coalitions to promote environmental public policy (e.g., We Are Still In, Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance, Paris and Bonn negotiations, Global Forest Watch Pro, Consumer Goods Forum)

Climate change (Advocacy)

Engagement in public policy (Climate change)

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14 LIFE BELOW WATER
Sourcing seafood sustainably through our Seafood policy

Regeneration of natural resources: Forests, land, oceans (Sourcing more sustainably; Engaging suppliers & others to accelerate progress)

Product supply chain sustainability

Seafood policy

Participating in the Seafood Task Force to address illegal fishing in the Thai seafood supply chain

Regeneration of natural resources: Forests, land, oceans (Engaging suppliers & others to accelerate progress)

Product supply chain sustainability (Industry consortia & initiatives)

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15 LIFE ON LAND
Reducing deforestation, including due to palm and pulp and paper production, and working with suppliers to join us through innovative sourcing strategies and the use of technology to increase transparency and supply chain accountability

Regeneration of natural resources: Forests, land, oceans (Sourcing more sustainably; Engaging suppliers & others to accelerate progress; Scaling impact through systemic change)

Product supply chain sustainability

Forests policy

Supporting innovative approaches to regenerative agriculture, sustainable fisheries, forest preservation and waste reduction

Regeneration of natural resources: Forests, land, oceans (Scaling impact through systemic change)

Product supply chain sustainability

Forests policy

Walmart U.S. pollinator health position