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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.

We understand that for a business to last, it must have a fundamental reason for being – which is found in the value it creates not only for shareholders, but for the world. That’s why we have committed to becoming a regenerative company dedicated to placing nature and humanity at the center of our business practices.

Our focus on climate, nature, waste and people in supply chains has strengthened our business and communities in measurable ways. In 2019, Walmart bought more wind and installed more solar than any other company in the U.S., according to solar and wind associations, and in 2020, we diverted 81% of our waste from landfills and incineration globally. We also made climate disclosure nonprofit CDP’s ‘A List’ for climate action in 2019 and 2020. See Walmart’s ESG report for more highlights.

Among other goals, Walmart has committed to:

OUR SUSTAINABILITY GOALS
  • CLIMATE

    Target zero emissions in our own operations by 2040.

    Reach 100% renewable energy by 2035.

    Work with suppliers to avoid 1 gigaton of greenhouse gas emissions from the global value chain by 2030.

  • NATURE

    With the Walmart Foundation, help protect, manage or restore at least 50 million acres of land and 1 million square miles of ocean by 2030.

    Source at least 20 commodities more sustainably by 2025.

  • WASTE

    Achieve zero waste in our operations in the U.S. and Canada by 2025.

    Reach 100% recyclable, reusable, or industrially compostable private-brand packaging by 2025.

  • PEOPLE

    Make responsible recruitment a standard business practice by 2026 to promote human dignity.

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