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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  • Governance; climate risk assessment; mitigation (zero operational emissions and Project Gigaton); adaptation; advocacy
  • Zero operational waste; food waste; product packaging waste; plastic bags; customer engagement; local infrastructure
  • Responsible sourcing; economic opportunity; responsible recruitment; worker safety
  • Forests, oceans, and land; sustainable commodities; supplier engagement; scaling impact through systemic change
  • We aim to improve the lives of millions of people around the world by providing access to safer, healthier, and more affordable food and products; educating and engaging people on food safety, nutrition, and product safety; and facilitating industry innovation to promote access to safer, healthier products and services.
  • 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
  • Through policy advocacy, engagement with lawmakers, support of the political process, and collaboration with business coalitions and key NGOs, we aim to support public policy that is in the interests of our business, customers, associates, communities, and other stakeholders.
  • We seek to build and maintain the trust of customers, associates and communities with respect to our use of technology and data, in line with our values of service, excellence, integrity, and respect for the individual.
  • We aspire to meet increasing demand for affordable protein while improving animal welfare, including humane treatment of farm animals grounded in the Five Freedoms of animal welfare and responsible use of antibiotics.