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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Business continuity planning; mitigation & recovery; supporting communities
  • 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.