Products Goal 3: Sell Products that sustain people and the environment


     
  China Stores

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 RoHS compliant (2008 Baseline).

  COMPLETE   Walmart China is measuring this goal by tracking the sales of select RoHS-compliant electronics on its shelves and has successfully achieved 85 percent in sales of these products.  
  U.S.
All personal computers and large electronics at Walmart will be RoHS compliant by December 2007 in the U.S.
  COMPLETE   We have met this goal, and all of our televisions, personal computers, MP3 players, video games and cameras are compliant with the Reduction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) directive.  
  U.S.
Sell 100 million compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs) at Walmart and Sam’s Club locations by the end of 2007 (2006 Baseline).
  COMPLETE   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 350 million CFLs.  
  U.S.
Sell only concentrated liquid detergent in all U.S. stores by May 2008.
  COMPLETE   Walmart met this commitment in 2008 by purchasing only concentrated liquid laundry detergents from suppliers at that point and moving forward.  
  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.
  COMPLETE   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.  
  Global
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.
  COMPLETE   As of December 31, 2009, 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.  
  China
Expand the success of Walmart China’s Direct Farm Program by engaging as many as one million farmers
by 2011.
  280,000
FARMERS
PARTICIPATING
  To date, Walmart has built 28 direct farm platforms in 14 provinces and municipalities with a total area of 280,000 Mu (18,666 hectares) and 280,000 participating farmers in China.  
  U.S.
Every air conditioner sold in the U.S. will be
ENERGY STAR®-rated by 2010 (2008 Baseline).
  75%
ENERGY STAR®-RATED
  As of January 31, 2010, six out of the eight models, or 75 percent, of window air conditioners offered in our assortment are ENERGY STAR®-rated.  
  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).
  TVs IN THE U.S. ARE
67%
MORE EFFICIENT
  By working with our suppliers, we have been able to increase the average energy efficiency of televisions throughout our assortment in the U.S by 67 percent. We continue to work with our suppliers in Japan to gather data on efficiency improvements.  
  Global
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).
  66%
OF TVs CARRIED IN
THE U.S. MEET OR EXCEED
THIS GOAL
  Announced in 2008, we have identified personal computers, video game consoles, air conditioners and televisions as the product categories for tracking progress. This goal will be measured by calculating the average percent reduction in energy consumption of selected products (watts/hour). We are working with our suppliers across all product categories falling under this goal to develop a consistent form of reporting. As of January 2010, 26 out of the 39 TV models we sell in the U.S. are at least 25 percent more energy efficient.  
  U.S.
Double the sale of products in the U.S. that help make homes more energy efficient by 2011 (2008 Baseline).
  20%
INCREASE IN SALES
  Products falling under this category include caulk, weather stripping, air filters, programmable thermostats, expanding foam and power strips. Each of these products helps a home reduce wasted energy due to poor seals or phantom power consumption. Since 2008, we have seen a 20 percent increase in sales among these items. Smart Surge power strips have more than quadrupled in sales and we continue to make good progress on sales in other categories.  
  U.S.
Achieve 10 percent traceability of all diamonds, gold and silver in jewelry sold in Walmart U.S. from mines, refineries and manufacturers, meeting ethical sourcing standards and responsible mining criteria by 2010.
  15.2%
OF GOLD IN JEWELRY
TRACEABLE
  While working toward this goal, we not only learned about, but also experienced, the challenges of tracing jewelry products back to responsible and ethical sources. To date, we have been able to trace 15.2 percent of our gold. We continue to look to identify programs for the diamond industry that offer the same level of transparency or can be scaled to meet the needs of our business, as well as remain focused on our efforts to trace silver.  
  U.S.
Purchase all wild-caught fresh and frozen fish for the U.S. from Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)-certified fisheries by 2011.
  55%
MSC-CERTIFIED
  As of January 31, 2010, in aggregate, 55 percent of the total pounds of wild-caught fresh or frozen fish sold at Walmart U.S. and Sam’s Club was MSC-certified (measured by the percentage of total volume of wild-caught fish that is MSC-certified).  
  Global
We will work with suppliers to drive customer returns on defective merchandise virtually out of existence (less than 1 percent) by 2012.
  1.97%
RETURNED
  In 2009, we reduced our customer returns on defective merchandise to 1.97 percent.  
  Global
We will require that all direct import suppliers source 95 percent of their production from factories that receive one of our two highest ratings in audits for environmental and social practices by 2012.
  93%
PLACEMENT IN
TOP-RATED FACTORIES
  Ninety-three percent of our direct sourcing merchandise is produced in top-rated factories.  
  Americas
Reduce phosphates in laundry and dish detergents in the Americas region by 70 percent by 2011 (2009 Baseline).
  29%
DETERGENT
PHOSPHATE-FREE
IN THE CENTRAL
AMERICAN MARKET
  In 2009, we committed to reducing the amount of phosphates contained in laundry and dish detergents that we carry in our stores in the Americas region – Canada, Mexico, Central America and South America – by 70 percent by 2011. While some countries, such as the U.S., have regulations in place to limit the amount phosphates suppliers can use in their products, others do not. This presents us both with the challenge and opportunity to work with our suppliers in countries where regulations are not present and help them through the process of finding alternatives to phosphates for their products. So far, our Central American market has reported that 29 percent of the laundry detergents it sells are phosphate-free. We look forward to seeing progress from our other markets as they work toward this goal.  
  Global
Walmart commits to develop a worldwide sustainable product index.
  ASSESSMENT
AND CONSORTIUM DEVELOPED
  Supplier assessment: We are working with our suppliers in all countries to fill out the Supplier Sustainability Assessment.

Consortium: The Sustainability Consortium has been developed and is already working on the science that will eventually lead to the Index.
 
  Global
Walmart to work with the Sustainability Consortium globally to establish the criteria that will be used to gather information from top-tier suppliers and other retailers for products in at least 20 categories.
  4
CATEGORIES
ANNOUNCED
  We announced this commitment at the 2009 Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting. Since then, the consortium has made good progress creating industry alignment and is now working with four major retailers, over 30 manufacturers, government agencies and non-government organizations from around the world. They have also begun work on four categories of products: detergents, personal computers, dairy and cereal.  
  Global
Eliminate 20 million metric tons of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from Walmart’s global supply chain by the end of 2015 (2010 Baseline).
  EFFORTS
LAUNCHED
  Commitment announced on February 25, 2010 and initial work has begun on the initiative.  

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