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Sustainability

USING OUR STRENGTHS TO HELP PEOPLE LIVE BETTER AND PRESERVE THE PLANET

For more than 15 years, Walmart has been collaborating with others to drive positive impact across global supply chains. Our sustainability efforts prioritize people and the planet by aiming to source responsibly, eliminate waste and emissions, sell sustainable products and protect and restore nature. Specifically, we focus on four key areas: climate, nature, waste and people in supply chains.

We believe that when companies take the long-term view – addressing the needs of customers, associates, suppliers, communities and the planet – more value is created for everyone, including shareholders. That’s why we’ve doubled down on addressing the growing climate crisis and are on a path to become a regenerative company – one dedicated to placing nature and humanity at the center of our business practices.

We aim to reach zero emissions in our operations by 2040, create zero waste in key markets by 2025 and, through our Project Gigaton initiative, work with our suppliers to avoid a gigaton of greenhouse gas emissions from the global value chain by 2030. With the Walmart Foundation, we are also committed to helping protect, manage or restore at least 50 million acres of land and one million square miles of ocean by 2030. We believe it is the responsibility of business to respect human rights. To promote human dignity, we’ve committed to help make responsible recruitment standard business practice by around 2026, for example.

Among our progress in 2019, Walmart powered around 29% of our operations with renewable energy, diverted 80% of our waste from landfills and incineration globally and procured more wind and installed more solar than any other U.S. company. Walmart also topped CDP’s ‘A List’ for Climate in 2019 and 2020.

A number of our private-brand products like coffee, seafood, paper and palm oil are now sourced more sustainably, and Walmart’s Acres for America program has conserved more than 1.6 million acres of land since 2005. More than 2,300 suppliers have signed on to Project Gigaton, and since the effort launched in 2017, suppliers report a total of 230 million metric tons of avoided emissions. See Walmart’s ESG report for more highlights.
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