Sustainable product index

"If we work together, we can create a new retail standard for the 21st century."
– Mike Duke, president and CEO, Walmart

One of the biggest challenges consumers, retailers and suppliers face is measuring the sustainability of a product. Since 2009, we have been working relentlessly to develop the solution: a worldwide sustainable product index.

Walmart continues to work with more than 70 organizations, including NGOs, government agencies, academic institutions, suppliers, retailers and food service companies to conduct research and develop data, tools and protocols for a product sustainability measurement and reporting system (SMRS). Our objective is to create a more transparent supply chain, accelerate the adoption of best practices and drive product innovation. We are working hard to understand and improve the sustainability of our broad assortment of products so we can help our customers save money and live better.

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Introduction of the sustainability index is taking place through three key phases: