Performance Overview

The following summary provides a top-line overview of the progress we’ve made as we work to become a more sustainable company. We recognize that our process for measuring progress has not been, and is not, perfect. In many cases, there are inconsistencies in baselines and target dates for achieving our goals. This is largely a consequence of the fact that goals have been set by individual networks and teams across the business. As we move forward and work to promote greater accountability throughout the business, we will need to adopt a more systemic approach for benchmarking and measuring our progress.

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Key performance indicator 2006/2007 More info
Revenue $344,992,000,000 N/A
Net profit $12,178,000,000 N/A
Number of Associates (employees) 1,900,000 Company
Profit per employee $6,409.47 N/A
Number of stores globally as of 7/31/07 7,022 Company
Number of markets in which we operate 14 Company
Customers per week 176,000,000 Company
Number of board members that are independent from the management of the company 11 out of 15 Corporate Governance
Accessibility to third-party global ethics helpline for suppliers, customers, Associates Available in 45 countries – 140 different languages Corporate Governance
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Jobs and Opportunities
Key performance indicator 2006/2007 More info
Average household savings in United States $2,500 Jobs and Opportunities
Promotions to management positions in 2006 13,000 Jobs and Opportunities
Number of designated communities with Job and Opportunities Zones (JOZ) 7 Active and 3 Scheduled Jobs and Opportunities
Store Siting
Key performance indicator 2006/2007 More info
Acres permanently preserved through Acres for America Program 395,000 – three times the acreage U.S. stores occupy Store Siting
Number of brownfield sites developed in United States 4 Store Siting
Charitable Giving
Key performance indicator 2006/2007 More info
Total contributions $418,328,325 Charitable Giving
Company contributions (cash and in-kind donations) $301,804,191 Charitable Giving
Customer and Associate donations $116,524,134 Charitable Giving
Number of Associate volunteer hours Nearly 1,000,000 Charitable Giving
Ethical Sourcing
Key performance indicator 2006/2007 More info
Number of factory audits 16,700 in 8,873 factories Ethical Sourcing
Percentage of unannounced inspections 26 percent Ethical Sourcing
Total number of factories audited 8,873 Ethical Sourcing
Number of direct import factories audited 6,757 Ethical Sourcing: Measuring Progress
Number of domestic import factories audited 2,116 Ethical Sourcing: Measuring Progress
Percentage of factories receiving high-risk violations 40.3 Ethical Sourcing: Measuring Progress
Number of factories disapproved 23 Ethical Sourcing: Measuring Progress
Inspection enhancements in 2006 Addition of environmental and health & safety criteria to ethical standards Ethical Sourcing
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Health Care
Key performance indicator 2006/2007 More info
Percentage of U.S. Associates who have medical coverage 90.4 percent Health Care
Percentage of U.S. Associates covered by Wal-Mart medical plans 47.4 percent Health Care: Measuring Progress
Percentage of U.S. Associates selecting coverage for the first time that previously had no coverage 53.2 percent Health Care
Percentage of U.S. Associates selecting coverage for the first time who say they previously were unable to afford coverage 27.5 percent Health Care
Percentage of U.S. Associates selecting coverage for the first time who say they were previously on Medicaid 7.8 percent Health Care
Percentage of U.S. Associates who say they receive medical coverage through Medicaid or another state program 3.41 percent Health Care: Measuring Progress
Health Clinics
Key performance indicator 2006/2007 More info
Number of in-store health clinics More than 75 Bringing Solutions to Our Customers
Percentage of in-store retail clinic customers who say they would have gone without treatment if the in-store clinic was not available 10-15 percent Bringing Solutions to Our Customers
Percentage of Wal-Mart health clinic customers who state they are uninsured 50 percent Bringing Solutions to Our Customers
$4 Generic Prescription Program
Key performance indicator 2006/2007 More info
Estimated customer savings through $4 prescription program $610,000,000 Bringing Solutions to Our Customers
Percentage of prescriptions that are filled without insurance 30 percent Bringing Solutions to Our Customers
Personal Sustainability Project
Key performance indicator 2006/2007 More info
Number of U.S. Associates who say they have a PSP 248,340 N/A
Total miles U.S. Associates say they have walked, biked and swum More than 1,109,421 miles Personal Sustainability Project
Combined weight U.S. Associates say they have lost 184,315 pounds Personal Sustainability Project
Number of U.S. Associates who say they have quit or reduced smoking 19,924 Personal Sustainability Project
Additional number of U.S. Associates who say they have also shared the PSP project with their friends, family and community members outside of Wal-Mart 375,824 Personal Sustainability Project
Pounds of materials U.S. Associates say they have recycled 675,538 pounds of aluminum, 282,476 pounds of glass, 5,953,357 pounds of paper and cardboard, and 3,177,851 pounds of plastic Personal Sustainability Project
Wages and Benefits
Key performance indicator 2006/2007 More info
Average full-time hourly wage in United States $10.76 Wages and Benefits
Sam's Club and Wal-Mart USA performance bonus awards $529,800,000 Wages and Benefits
Diversity
Key performance indicator 2006/2007 More info
Women in official and manager positions 39.69 percent Diversity: Measuring Progress
Number of officers missing their diversity goals 1 N/A
Percentage of U.S. workforce that is a minority 33.15 percent Diversity: Measuring Progress
Amount spent on supplier diversity program in 2006 More than $4,200,000,000 Our Suppliers
Percentage of recruitment from historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs), Hispanic-serving institutions (HSIs) and women's colleges in 2006 38 percent Nurturing Diversity
Number of Associates engaged in diversity mentoring program in 2006 212,000 Diveristy
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Footprint
Overall
Key performance indicator 2006/2007 More info
Annual investment to meet sustainability goals $500 million Climate
Buildings
Key performance indicator 2006/2007 More info
Existing building efficiency.
Target: 20 percent increase by 2012
Tested and identified a 15 percent increase in efficiency Buildings
High-efficiency stores Opened two high-efficiency prototypes in 2007 that are expected to be 20 percent more efficient Buildings
New building efficiency.
Target: Open viable prototype that is 25-30 percent more efficient by 2009
2008 store prototype expected to be 25 percent more efficient Buildings
Renewable energy.
Target: Long-term goal of 100 percent renewable power
22 on-site solar power commitments announced – total power production estimated to be 17 million kWh (kilowatt-hours) per year Buildings
Transportation
Key performance indicator 2006/2007 More info
Fleet efficiency.
Target: Identify 25 percent reduction by FYE08
15 percent actual gain; 10-13 percent tested and identified for implementation in future tractors. Transportation
Number of trucks in fleet in 2005 6,936 Transportation
Number of trucks in fleet in 2006 7,075 Transportation
Zero Waste
Key performance indicator 2006/2007 More info
Solid waste reductions per store/club in United States.
Target: 25 percent reduction weight by October 2008
Measurement tool in development Zero Waste
Climate Change
Key performance indicator 2006/2007 More info
Global CO2 emissions 20,388,574 tons Our Footprint: Measuring Progress
Direct CO2 emissions 5,801,302 tons Our Footprint: Measuring Progress
Indirect CO2 emissions (electricity) 14,587,272 tons Our Footprint: Measuring Progress
Sustainable Products
Seafood
Key performance indicator 2006/2007 More info
Marine Stewardships Council (MSC) – certified products.
Target: Full certification by 2010
22; all farmed-shrimp factories are certified by ACC, in process on shrimp farm Seafood
Electronics
Key performance indicator 2006/2007 More info
ROHS-compliant PCs and large electronics Majority of PCs and large electronics are ROHS compliant – toward goal of full compliance by end of 2007 Electronics
Electronics waste (e-waste) 124,000 pounds recycled through over 40 recycling events in 2007 Electronics
Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs
Key performance indicator 2006/2007 More info
Compact fluorescent bulb sales 100 million bulbs sold between October 1, 2006 and September 30, 2007 Sustainable Products
Chemicals in Products
Key performance indicator 2006/2007 More info
"Priority chemicals" or "chemicals of concern" First three chemicals announced – Propoxur, Permethrin, NPEs (Nonyl Phenol Ethoxylates) Chemicals
Textiles
Key performance indicator 2006/2007 More info
Organic cotton World's largest buyer in 2006 – estimated 20 percent increase in sales in 2007 Textiles
Conversion cotton World's largest buyer in 2007 – purchased more than 10 million pounds in 2007 Textiles
Alternative fibers Estimated 15 percent increase in sales in 2007 Textiles
Wood Products
Key performance indicator 2006/2007 More info
Sustainable harvested wood 100 percent of ASDA's (UK) hardwood garden furniture is certified by the Forest Stewardship Council Wood and Paper
Supply Chain
Packaging
Key performance indicator 2006/2007 More info
Percentage packaging reduction 2,000 vendors logged onto scorecard and over 100 products submitted Packaging
Number of U.S. stores with total conversion to compacted detergent 1,519 N/A

Note: All numbers are global unless otherwise noted