Walmart’s sustainability efforts aim to protect and restore nature and reduce waste and emissions. Our focus on climate, nature, waste and people in supply chains has strengthened our business and communities in measurable ways. For the past four years we have received an A or A- score from climate disclosure nonprofit CDP for our transparency on climate action. Since 2005, the Walmart Acres for America program has helped protect more than 1.8 million acres across 42 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico – an area larger than Everglades National Park.
Read more highlights on Walmart's 2022 ESG reporting site.
Climate change is one of the greatest challenges of our time. Walmart is deeply committed to addressing climate change. We were the first U.S. retailer to make a zero emissions commitment across our global operations by 2040, without relying on carbon offsets.
We aim to break the link between consumption and waste, moving toward a more circular economy where materials stay in use instead of being thrown out at the end of their purpose. We have set a goal to achieve zero waste in own operations in the U.S. and Canada, by 2025.
Healthy societies, resilient economies, and thriving businesses rely on nature. The world has pushed its natural resources to the point of crisis, resulting in the degradation and loss of critical landscapes and the eradication of many species of plants and animals.