Commitments

Energy Goals

Progress Update

China: Walmart China will reduce energy use by up to 30 percent in existing stores and design and open a new store prototype that uses up to 40 percent less energy by 2010 (2005 Baseline). Walmart China's newest store prototype has reduced energy consumption by 40.1 percent, compared to a 2005 baseline.
U.S.: Achieve a 25 percent increase in fleet efficiency in the U.S. by October 2008 (2005 Baseline). We surpassed this goal in 2008. We calculate our fleet efficiency by first dividing the number of miles we traveled by the average fuel efficiency we achieved in our trucks as measured in miles per gallon.

This leaves us with the amount of fuel we used to travel those miles. We next take the number of cases we delivered during the same time period and divide it by the amount of fuel we used to deliver the cases. By calculating our efficiency in this way, we can tie in all of the aspects that play a role in our fleet efficiency. In 2010, we have realized a 65 percent improvement in 2010 over our 2005 baseline.
Global: Design and open a viable store prototype that is 25 percent to 30 percent more efficient and will produce up to 30 percent fewer GHG emissions by 2009 globally (2005 Baseline). In 2009, we incorrectly stated that this goal was only for our U.S. market when it was actually set for all of our international markets that were part of our global business in 2005. Despite this, our international markets all continued to work on the goal, and in 2009, we met our global goal to design and open a viable store prototype that is up to 25 percent to 30 percent more efficient and produces up to 30 percent fewer greenhouse gas emissions (2005 Baseline). All of our international markets created a new prototype based on their regional climate.
Canada: Overall, new stores in Canada will be 30 percent more energy efficient (2005 Baseline). In the fall of 2009, we met our goal in Canada to design and build new stores that are designed to be 30 percent more energy efficient, compared to stores built in 2005.
U.S.: Retrofit low- and medium-temperature refrigerated display cases at more than 500 U.S. stores with energy-saving LED lighting by 2009
(2005 Baseline).
In FY 2008, 501 retrofits were completed; an additional 499 were completed in FY 2009.
Japan: Reduce the amount of fuel required to carry one ton of goods one kilometer by 25 percent by 2012 in Japan (2006 Baseline). Walmart Japan has already far outpaced its goal of improving fleet efficiency by 25 percent by 2012, using a 2006 baseline. We showed marked improvement in overall load efficiency through the introduction of mixed delivery across different merchandise categories and the optimization of store delivery schedules in 2010, enabling us to improve fleet efficiency by 33.5 percent to date.

Waste Goals

Progress Update

China: Walmart China has committed to cut water use in all of its stores by half by 2010 (2005 Baseline). Through the implementation of waste water reclaim systems, sensor faucets, pressure-reducing valves and passive-use strategies, Walmart China has reduced water usage by 54.2 percent since 2005.
U.S.: All jewelry packaging in the U.S. will be made more sustainable, and we will convert all jewelry pallets and boxes to recycled materials by 2010. In 2008, we decided to eliminate the majority of jewelry pallets, and to date we have eliminated 91 percent. The remaining 9 percent of our pallets are made from recycled materials. In 2009, we identified ways to make 100 percent of our jewelry boxes from recycled materials, and we are in the process of doing so. Additionally, the boxes can be recycled once customers take their jewelry products home.

People and Products Goals

Progress Update

China: Walmart China will reduce the hazardous substances in products sold in its stores by ensuring that half of the electronics on its shelves will be Reduction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) compliant, a standard used globally for reducing hazardous substances in the manufacturing of electronics, by 2010 (2008 Baseline). Walmart China is measuring this goal by tracking the sales of select RoHS-compliant electronics on its shelves, and now 90 percent of the products sold are RoHS-compliant.
U.S.: All PCs and large electronics at Walmart will be RoHS-compliant by December 2007 in the U.S. We have met this goal, and all of our televisions, personal computers, MP3 players, video games and cameras are compliant with the RoHS directive.
Global: Sell 100 million compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs) at its Walmart and Sam's Club locations by the end of 2007 (2006 Baseline). We met this commitment in 2007. We sold 137 million CFLs in the timeframe we set to sell 100 million CFLs. Since the announcement of the commitment, Walmart and Sam's Club in the U.S. have sold more than 466 million CFLs.
U.S.: Sell only concentrated liquid detergent in all U.S. stores by May 2008. Walmart met this commitment in 2008 by purchasing only concentrated liquid laundry detergents from suppliers at that point and moving forward.
U.S.: By the end of 2009, Walmart U.S. will require that all direct import suppliers along with all suppliers of private label and nonbranded products provide the name and location of every factory they use to make the products Walmart sells globally. We facilitated the disclosure of 100 percent of our direct supplier factories and 100 percent of all factories used to produce private label and nonbranded merchandise.
U.S.: Work with the Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) and Aquaculture Certification Council, Inc. (ACC) to certify that all foreign shrimp suppliers adhere to Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) standards in the U.S. by 2011. 100 percent of the farmed shrimp products we purchase for Walmart U.S. and Sam's Club U.S. meet factory processing criteria established by the ACC.
U.S. and Japan: All flat-panel televisions in the U.S. and Japan will be 30 percent more energy efficient by 2010 (2008 Baseline). By working with our suppliers, we have been able to increase the average energy efficiency of flat-panel televisions throughout our assortment in the U.S by 30.3 percent. We continue to work with our suppliers in Japan to gather data on efficiency improvements.
U.S.: Work with suppliers to make the most energy-intensive products in our stores, anywhere in the world, 25 percent more energy efficient by January 2011 (2008 Baseline). In 2008, we identified personal computers, video game consoles, air conditioners and televisions as the product categories for tracking progress. As of January 2011, 963 out of 1,847 products, or 52 percent, had at least a 25 percent reduction in energy consumption compared to the baseline.