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  • Overall approach
    7/12
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      2/4
      Zero net deforestation or, for soy, palm oil, leather and beef companies only, no deforestation of HCV and HCS forests
      2/4
      As a member of the Consumer Goods Forum, we supported the resolution to achieve zero net deforestation in our supply chain by 2020. [...] Walmart is focused on key commodities that, according to the World Economic Forum, are responsible for global deforestation in tropical forests: palm oil, pulp and paper, timber, beef, and soy. [...] We encourage our suppliers of these types of products to work to source products that do not contribute to deforestation and conversion. We ask suppliers to avoid deforestation and conversion of natural habitats, to encourage conservation solutions, and to increase the use of recycled content. 
    • Signatory to an initiative tackling deforestation
      1/1
      Yes
      1/1
       "As a member of the Consumer Goods Forum, we supported the resolution to achieve zero net deforestation in our supply chain by 2020. In 2015, we also joined public and private sector leaders and signed onto the New York Declaration on Forests. [...] By 2020, soy sourced from Brazil is expected to be sourced with zero net deforestation. Walmart supports the indefinite extension of the Soy Moratorium in Brazil’s Amazon region. [...] The Cerrado Manifesto. Walmart is working with other companies to align support for zero net deforestation in the Cerrado region of Brazil." "Walmart joined the Global Forest & Trade Network (GFTN), World Wildlife Fund’s (WWF) initiative to save the world’s most valuable and threatened forests" [...]
    • Awareness of the value of forests
      1/1
      Yes
      1/1
      "Walmart recognizes the important role of healthy forests for society, as well as for our business. Forests provide numerous benefits to people and the planet: a home for people that live in forests, habitat for a vast number of species, carbon storage, and water flow regulation and purification. Forests are directly responsible for 1 in 4 people’s livelihoods, they are important sources for products like paper and furniture, and they provide fundamental environmental services that people and agriculture depend upon.1 As the global population increases, Walmart believes that changes to sourcing and production of products are necessary in order to continue to meet the expectations of our customers and to help preserve forests as a resource." 
    • Deforestation as a business risk
      0/1
    • High-level management of deforestion
      1/1
      Yes
      1/1
      How often does the committee or board meet to assess company's progress on addressing deforestation-related issues?: 5 times a year

      Which commodities does it apply to?: Palm oil; Soy; Beef; Leather; Timber; Pulp & Paper
      Our Board has five primary standing committees, including the Nominating and Governance Committee, which reviews and advises management on Walmart’s ESG initiatives. In FY2019, the Nominating and Governance Committee met five times. [...] Walmart’s Chief Sustainability Officer provides regular updates to the Nominating and Governance Committee on ESG issues and initiatives
    • Executive compensation linked to deforestation
    • Target to reduce emissions from land-use change
      2/2
      Yes
      2/2
      "Project Gigaton is the scope 3 component of Walmart’s science-based target (SBT), which also includes reducing its scope 1 and scope 2 absolute emissions by 18% by 2025 from 2015 levels [...] This methodology is being used to calculate cumulative emissions avoided, sequestered or reduced and reported by Walmart suppliers throughout the global value chain for the purposes tracking progress toward Project Gigaton. [...] The assumption is that by sourcing certified palm oil from these regions from certifications that exclude land use change or conversion of natural habitat – that you avoid these emissions from deforestation, peat oxidation and fires [...] . To connect GHG emissions from land use change associated with beef pasture expansion with production volumes, production data from SIDRA/IBGE2 was used to aggregate quarterly data to annual data for 2016 base year. [...] recycled content and certification calculations provide a rough estimate of the amount of avoided emissions reductions from deforestation/land use change from the active purchasing of certified pulp, paper & timber and purchase of recycled pulp & paper, which is acting as a proxy for deforestation-free or land use change-free material [...] To connect GHG emissions from land use change associated with soy expansion with production volumes, soy production data from SIDRA/IBGE5 was used for 2016 base year."
    • Reporting on emissions from land-use change
      0/2
    • Disclosure of conservation activity
    • Disclosure of reforestation activity
      Yes
      0/0
      How many hectares of reforestation or restoration are being or have been conducted or facilitated by the company?: 20234282.112 hectares
      "In response to the growing climate crisis and to help combat the cascading loss of nature, Walmart and the Walmart Foundation are committed to helping protect, restore, or more sustainably manage at least 50 million acres of land and one million square miles of ocean by 2030."
    • Target to reduce emissions in scope 1/2
      Yes
      0/0
      Type of climate target: Absolute zero emissions

      What is the target date for the company to achieve their climate target?: 2025
      "Project Gigaton is the scope 3 component of Walmart’s science-based target (SBT), which also includes reducing its scope 1 and scope 2 absolute emissions by 18% by 2025 from 2015 levels."
  • Commodity score
    35/88
    • Beef
      39/88
      • Commitment Strength
        13/20
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          9/11
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross conversion
            8/8
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Zero-gross conversion
            8/8
            "By the end of 2022, Walmart aims to only source fresh beef from the Brazilian Amazon and Cerrado, and the Gran Chaco in Argentina and Paraguay that has been produced with no deforestation or conversion."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
            If no, what is excluded?: Location
          • Target date
            2022
            0.9/1
            Target date
            2022
            0.9/1
            "By the end of 2022, Walmart aims to only source fresh beef from the Brazilian Amazon and Cerrado, and the Gran Chaco in Argentina and Paraguay that has been produced with no deforestation or conversion."
          • Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.5/0.5
            Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.5/0.5
            "By the end of 2022, Walmart aims to only source fresh beef from the Brazilian Amazon and Cerrado, and the Gran Chaco in Argentina and Paraguay that has been produced with no deforestation or conversion."
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          7/9
          • Commitment details
            Traces to Point of production
            5.3/5.3
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Traces to Point of production
            5.3/5.3
            "We ask all Walmart fresh beef suppliers sourcing from Brazil, Argentina, and Paraguay to: [...] Maintain (and make available upon request to Walmart) comprehensive records about the volume of beef and verification of zero deforestation and conversion beef sold to Walmart, as well as the origin (slaughterhouse name and location, full farm traceability with names and locations, and date of slaughter from both direct and indirect farms). Maintain comprehensive time-bound plans and clear milestones regarding sourcing deforestation and conversion-free beef sold to Walmart." 
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
            If no, what is excluded?: Location
            "We ask all Walmart fresh beef suppliers sourcing from Brazil, Argentina, and Paraguay to: [...] Maintain (and make available upon request to Walmart) comprehensive records about the volume of beef and verification of zero deforestation and conversion beef sold to Walmart, as well as the origin (slaughterhouse name and location, full farm traceability with names and locations, and date of slaughter from both direct and indirect farms). Maintain comprehensive time-bound plans and clear milestones regarding sourcing deforestation and conversion-free beef sold to Walmart." 
          • Target date
            Current/achieved
            1/1
            Target date
            Current/achieved
            1/1
            "We ask all Walmart fresh beef suppliers sourcing from Brazil, Argentina, and Paraguay to: [...] Maintain (and make available upon request to Walmart) comprehensive records about the volume of beef and verification of zero deforestation and conversion beef sold to Walmart, as well as the origin (slaughterhouse name and location, full farm traceability with names and locations, and date of slaughter from both direct and indirect farms). Maintain comprehensive time-bound plans and clear milestones regarding sourcing deforestation and conversion-free beef sold to Walmart." 
          • Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.5/0.5
            Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.5/0.5
            "We ask all Walmart fresh beef suppliers sourcing from Brazil, Argentina, and Paraguay to: [...] Maintain (and make available upon request to Walmart) comprehensive records about the volume of beef and verification of zero deforestation and conversion beef sold to Walmart, as well as the origin (slaughterhouse name and location, full farm traceability with names and locations, and date of slaughter from both direct and indirect farms). Maintain comprehensive time-bound plans and clear milestones regarding sourcing deforestation and conversion-free beef sold to Walmart." 
      • Social Considerations
        8/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Other workers' rights commitments: Guaranteed safe and healthy workspaces

          Details of commitment: Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour; Freedom of association
          "Exclude involuntary labor—including underage,forced, coerced, bonded, involuntary prison,exploited, trafficked or indentured labor—fromyour operations and supply chain [...] Maintain a fair process for making employment decisions: [...] Make all employment decisions (including hiring,termination, promotion, and discipline) based onability and willingness to do the job. [...] Recognize freedom of association and collective bargaining"
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address the inclusion of women in commodity supply chains
          2/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address the inclusion of women in commodity supply chains
          2/4
          "We provide additional outreach and supportfor minority- and women-owned businesses to increase the diversity of our supplier pipeline."
        • Commitment to remediation
          Yes
          2/2
          Commitment to remediation
          Yes
          2/2
          Type of harm covered: Social harm; Environmental harm
          "Walmart’s expectation of compliance with our Standards for Suppliers extends throughout the supply chain.We use third-party social, safety and environmental compliance audits to help us evaluate our suppliers’overall compliance and to manage risk in the supply chain." The Standards for Suppliers mentioned in this Auditing policy include a requirement for suppliers to "Comply with all applicable policies postedat corporate.walmart.com/policies andcorporate.walmart.com/sourcing." These policies contain Walmart's deforestation policy, including its palm oil policy. "Walmart expects suppliers whose facilities are subject to audit to [...] follow the program’s prescribed corrective action or remediation plan".
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/4
        • Commitment to resolve land conflicts
          No
      • Reporting and Implementation
        15/50
        • Reporting against commitments
          1/3
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, for partial or unclear commodity exposure
            1.3/2.5
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, for partial or unclear commodity exposure
            1.3/2.5
            Does the company report on the degree of compliance/progress with commitments, disaggregated by relevant factors such as origin or supply chain stage?: No
            "we are proud of our past efforts in our South American markets to source, verified deforestation-free beef from Brazil from over 100,000 farms." 
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes, for partial or unclear commodity exposure
            1.3/2.5
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes, for partial or unclear commodity exposure
            1.3/2.5
            "we are proud of our past efforts in our South American markets to source, verified deforestation-free beef from Brazil from over 100,000 farms." 
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/2
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/1.5
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/1.5
            Which tools, approaches, third-party verification, including certification, schemes are used?: No
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.5
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          No
          0/2
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          What initiatives does the company participate in?: Global Forest Watch Pro

          What is the nature of that participation?: Attending & contributing to meetings
          "Global Forest Watch Pro: To promote transparency and traceability across our supply chains, in 2017, Walmart joined the World Resources Institute and 20 other companies to launch Global Forest Watch Pro, an online platform that provides companies, banks and other stakeholders with data and tools for monitoring global forest loss because of the production of key commodities such as palm oil, soy and Brazilian beef."
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          No
          0/2
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          No
          0/2
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          Which issues does the grievance mechanism cover?: Social; Environmental

          What is the nature of the grievance mechanism used by the company (own mechanism, that of external company, internationally recognised mechanism, etc.)?: Own

          Does the company publish grievances that have been made against it, as well as responses and resolutions including status and timeframes: No 
          "In addition, Walmart operates several grievance mechanisms to solicit the concerns of workers in the supply chain. These include: • Global helpline: Walmart provides global and local phone numbers that anyone can use to ask questions and report concerns related to Walmart’s business, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The helpline is equipped to handle most local languages spoken in each of the retail markets where we operate. • Global email address: This email address is available for reporting concerns, asking questions, or simply seeking guidance for situations that may be unclear. All contacts are received by Walmart’s Global Ethics and Compliance team in Bentonville, Arkansas. • WalmartEthics.com: This website is available in 13 languages and accessible globally. It provides a platform where stakeholders can ask questions, read our Statement of Ethics, submit ethical concerns and follow up on previously reported concerns."
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/2
        • Report verified volumes of commodity
          No disclosure
          0/6
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          Yes, commit to monitoring compliance with labour/worker rights
          2/4
          Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          Yes, commit to monitoring compliance with labour/worker rights
          2/4
          "Assess, on an ongoing basis, potential adverse human rights impacts, the severity of the potential impact, and the relevant processes in place;Integrate relevant findings into policies and procedures, based upon the assessment;Track progress as part of Walmart’s efforts to continuously improve;" 
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers production or primary processing operations in its supply chains
          4/4
          Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers production or primary processing operations in its supply chains
          4/4
          For what percentage of suppliers does the company use/rely on external mechanisms to monitor compliance?: 100%

          Details of monitoring: Using third party verification

          For what percent of suppliers does the company directly monitor compliance of production or processing operations?: 100%

          How frequently is compliance assessed?: Not specified
           "Walmart’s expectation of compliance with our Standards for Suppliers extends throughout the supply chain.We use third-party social, safety and environmental compliance audits to help us evaluate our suppliers’overall compliance and to manage risk in the supply chain." The Standards for Suppliers mentioned in this Auditing policy include a requirement for suppliers to "Comply with all applicable policies postedat corporate.walmart.com/policies andcorporate.walmart.com/sourcing." These policies contain Walmart's deforestation policy, including its beef policy.
        • Downstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers with a time-bound threat of exclusion
          2/2
          Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers with a time-bound threat of exclusion
          2/2
          What criteria does the policy specify for blacklisting or exclusion?: Non-compliance with Standards for Suppliers and three strikes in a 2-year period

          Does the company engage non-compliant indirect suppliers in order to address and remedy non-compliance?: No

          What type of support does the company offer to its suppliers to help them achieve compliance with commitments?: Supplier 'strikes'
          "Walmart’s expectation of compliance with our Standards for Suppliers extends throughout the supply chain.We use third-party social, safety and environmental compliance audits to help us evaluate our suppliers’overall compliance and to manage risk in the supply chain." The Standards for Suppliers mentioned in this Auditing policy include a requirement for suppliers to "Comply with all applicable policies postedat corporate.walmart.com/policies andcorporate.walmart.com/sourcing." These policies contain Walmart's deforestation policy. The Auditing document also says that "Facility assessments may cause suppliers to lose the ability to use a facility to produce merchandise forWalmart. Typically, where a facility receives a Red rating or three consecutive Orange ratings, the supplier’sability to use the facility will be suspended or terminated. Walmart reserves the right to suspend, reduce, orterminate a supplier’s ability to use a facility even absent a Red rating or three consecutive Orange ratings.Suppliers may be issued consequences—including a supplier “strike” and/or reduction, suspension, ortermination of business—where the supplier is associated with a facility that receives a Red rating, for thesupplier’s own conduct, or where the facility’s conduct is reflective of the supplier’s overall compliance withthe Standards for Suppliers. Three Strikes in a two-year period will typically result in a suspension ortermination of the supplier’s business relationship with Walmart."
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
    • Leather
      12/88
      • Commitment Strength
        0/20
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          0/11
          • Commitment details
            No commitment
            0/8
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/1
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.5
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/9
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/5.3
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/1
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.5
      • Social Considerations
        8/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Other workers' rights commitments: Guaranteed safe and healthy workspaces

          Details of commitment: Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour; Freedom of association
          "Exclude involuntary labor—including underage,forced, coerced, bonded, involuntary prison,exploited, trafficked or indentured labor—fromyour operations and supply chain [...] Maintain a fair process for making employment decisions: [...] Make all employment decisions (including hiring,termination, promotion, and discipline) based onability and willingness to do the job. [...] Recognize freedom of association and collective bargaining"
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address the inclusion of women in commodity supply chains
          2/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address the inclusion of women in commodity supply chains
          2/4
          "We provide additional outreach and supportfor minority- and women-owned businesses toincrease the diversity of our supplier pipeline."
        • Commitment to remediation
          Yes
          2/2
          Commitment to remediation
          Yes
          2/2
          Type of harm covered: Social harm; Environmental harm
          "Walmart’s expectation of compliance with our Standards for Suppliers extends throughout the supply chain.We use third-party social, safety and environmental compliance audits to help us evaluate our suppliers’overall compliance and to manage risk in the supply chain." The Standards for Suppliers mentioned in this Auditing policy include a requirement for suppliers to "Comply with all applicable policies postedat corporate.walmart.com/policies andcorporate.walmart.com/sourcing." These policies contain Walmart's deforestation policy, including its palm oil policy. "Walmart expects suppliers whose facilities are subject to audit to [...] follow the program’s prescribed corrective action or remediation plan".
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/4
        • Commitment to resolve land conflicts
          No
      • Reporting and Implementation
        4/50
        • Reporting against commitments
          0/3
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/2.5
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2.5
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/2
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.5
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          No
          0/2
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          No
          0/2
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          No
          0/2
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          Does the company publish grievances that have been made against it, as well as responses and resolutions including status and timeframes: No 

          What is the nature of the grievance mechanism used by the company (own mechanism, that of external company, internationally recognised mechanism, etc.)?: Own

          Which issues does the grievance mechanism cover?: Social; Environmental
          "In addition, Walmart operates several grievance mechanisms to solicit the concerns of workers in the supply chain. These include: • Global helpline: Walmart provides global and local phone numbers that anyone can use to ask questions and report concerns related to Walmart’s business, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The helpline is equipped to handle most local languages spoken in each of the retail markets where we operate. • Global email address: This email address is available for reporting concerns, asking questions, or simply seeking guidance for situations that may be unclear. All contacts are received by Walmart’s Global Ethics and Compliance team in Bentonville, Arkansas. • WalmartEthics.com: This website is available in 13 languages and accessible globally. It provides a platform where stakeholders can ask questions, read our Statement of Ethics, submit ethical concerns and follow up on previously reported concerns."
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/2
        • Report verified volumes of commodity
          No disclosure
          0/6
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          Yes, commit to monitoring compliance with labour/worker rights
          2/4
          Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          Yes, commit to monitoring compliance with labour/worker rights
          2/4
          "Assess, on an ongoing basis, potential adverse human rights impacts, the severity of the potential impact, and the relevant processes in place;Integrate relevant findings into policies and procedures, based upon the assessment;Track progress as part of Walmart’s efforts to continuously improve;" 
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/2
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
    • Palm oil
      46/88
      • Commitment Strength
        16/20
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          6/8
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross conversion
            6/6
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Zero-gross conversion
            6/6
            Which certification schemes are used?: RSPO
            "By 2025, Walmart’s aim is that private brand products containing any form of palm oil (crude, refined, palm kernel oil, fractions, expellers, and derivatives) will be sourced with no deforestation or conversion in accordance with the principles and criteria of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) segregated supply chain systems, or equivalent standards."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/1.3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/1.3
            If no, what is excluded?: Product line
            "By 2025, Walmart’s aim is that private brand products containing any form of palm oil (crude, refined, palm kernel oil, fractions, expellers, and derivatives) will be sourced with no deforestation or conversion in accordance with the principles and criteria of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) segregated supply chain systems, or equivalent standards."
          • Target date
            2025
            0.3/0.7
            Target date
            2025
            0.3/0.7
            "By 2025, Walmart’s aim is that private brand products containing any form of palm oil (crude, refined, palm kernel oil, fractions, expellers, and derivatives) will be sourced with no deforestation or conversion in accordance with the principles and criteria of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) segregated supply chain systems, or equivalent standards."
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.3
            Interim target date
            No
            0/0.3
            "By 2025, Walmart’s aim is that private brand products containing any form of palm oil (crude, refined, palm kernel oil, fractions, expellers, and derivatives) will be sourced with no deforestation or conversion in accordance with the principles and criteria of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) segregated supply chain systems, or equivalent standards."
        • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
          4/5
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            3/3
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes
            3/3
            Type of commitment: HCS; Peat
            "By 2025, Walmart’s aim is that private brand products containing any form of palm oil (crude, refined, palm kernel oil, fractions, expellers, and derivatives) will be sourced with no deforestation or conversion in accordance with the principles and criteria of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) segregated supply chain systems, or equivalent standards."; "We also recognize the importance of embedding the following principles in sourcing policies, procedures, and practices across their supply chains:Protect high conservation value (HCV) areas and high carbon stock (HCS) forests.Involve no burning in the preparation of new plantings, re-plantings, or any other developments, including the management of existing plantations.Avoid new developments on peatlands regardless of depth."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/1.3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/1.3
            If no, what is excluded?: Product line

            What is the rationale for any exclusions?: Not specified 
            "By 2025, Walmart’s aim is that private brand products containing any form of palm oil (crude, refined, palm kernel oil, fractions, expellers, and derivatives) will be sourced with no deforestation or conversion in accordance with the principles and criteria of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) segregated supply chain systems, or equivalent standards."; "We also recognize the importance of embedding the following principles in sourcing policies, procedures, and practices across their supply chains:Protect high conservation value (HCV) areas and high carbon stock (HCS) forests.Involve no burning in the preparation of new plantings, re-plantings, or any other developments, including the management of existing plantations.Avoid new developments on peatlands regardless of depth."
          • Target date
            2025
            0.3/0.7
            Target date
            2025
            0.3/0.7
            "By 2025, Walmart’s aim is that private brand products containing any form of palm oil (crude, refined, palm kernel oil, fractions, expellers, and derivatives) will be sourced with no deforestation or conversion in accordance with the principles and criteria of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) segregated supply chain systems, or equivalent standards."; "We also recognize the importance of embedding the following principles in sourcing policies, procedures, and practices across their supply chains:Protect high conservation value (HCV) areas and high carbon stock (HCS) forests.Involve no burning in the preparation of new plantings, re-plantings, or any other developments, including the management of existing plantations.Avoid new developments on peatlands regardless of depth."
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            0.3/0.3
            Interim target date
            Yes
            0.3/0.3
            What date is given for the interim milestone(s)?: 2020
            "By 2020, Walmart’s aim is that private brand products with palm oil will be sourced with zero net deforestation in accordance with the principles and criteria of the RSPO, or equivalent, standards. [...] We ask our global private brand suppliers to: Source and use palm oil in accordance with the principles and criteria of the RSPO (mass balance and segregated supply chain systems), or equivalent standards, in 100% of Walmart private brand products by the end of 2020."
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          6/6
          • Commitment details
            Traces to Point of production
            4/4
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Traces to Point of production
            4/4
            "Maintain (and make available upon request to Walmart) comprehensive records about the volume of palm oil and verification of sustainable palm oil used in Walmart private brand products on an annual basis, as well as disclose the origin (geographic region, country, state/province, plantation, and trader) through public monitoring and geospatial transparency platforms. [...] Annually demonstrate deforestation and conversion-free palm sourcing to the plantation of origin through traceability reports or verifiable monitoring tools." 
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            "Maintain (and make available upon request to Walmart) comprehensive records about the volume of palm oil and verification of sustainable palm oil used in Walmart private brand products on an annual basis, as well as disclose the origin (geographic region, country, state/province, plantation, and trader) through public monitoring and geospatial transparency platforms. [...] Annually demonstrate deforestation and conversion-free palm sourcing to the plantation of origin through traceability reports or verifiable monitoring tools." 
          • Target date
            Current/achieved
            0.7/0.7
            Target date
            Current/achieved
            0.7/0.7
            "Maintain (and make available upon request to Walmart) comprehensive records about the volume of palm oil and verification of sustainable palm oil used in Walmart private brand products on an annual basis, as well as disclose the origin (geographic region, country, state/province, plantation, and trader) through public monitoring and geospatial transparency platforms. [...] Annually demonstrate deforestation and conversion-free palm sourcing to the plantation of origin through traceability reports or verifiable monitoring tools." 
          • Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.3/0.3
            Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.3/0.3
            "Maintain (and make available upon request to Walmart) comprehensive records about the volume of palm oil and verification of sustainable palm oil used in Walmart private brand products on an annual basis, as well as disclose the origin (geographic region, country, state/province, plantation, and trader) through public monitoring and geospatial transparency platforms. [...] Annually demonstrate deforestation and conversion-free palm sourcing to the plantation of origin through traceability reports or verifiable monitoring tools." 
      • Social Considerations
        8/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Details of commitment: Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour; Freedom of association

          Other workers' rights commitments: Guaranteed safe and healthy workspaces
          "Exclude involuntary labor—including underage,forced, coerced, bonded, involuntary prison,exploited, trafficked or indentured labor—fromyour operations and supply chain [...] Maintain a fair process for making employment decisions: [...] Make all employment decisions (including hiring,termination, promotion, and discipline) based onability and willingness to do the job. [...] Recognize freedom of association and collective bargaining"
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
          Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
          If Other, specify here: They seem to be supporting smallholders but not scored as it seems to be more of a 'philanthropic initiative' https://corporate.walmart.com/newsroom/2020/09/17/the-walmart-foundation-announces-two-new-grants-to-help-indias-smallholder-farmers
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address the inclusion of women in commodity supply chains
          2/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address the inclusion of women in commodity supply chains
          2/4
           "We provide additional outreach and supportfor minority- and women-owned businesses toincrease the diversity of our supplier pipeline."
        • Commitment to remediation
          Yes
          2/2
          Commitment to remediation
          Yes
          2/2
          Type of harm covered: Social harm; Environmental harm
          "Walmart’s expectation of compliance with our Standards for Suppliers extends throughout the supply chain.We use third-party social, safety and environmental compliance audits to help us evaluate our suppliers’overall compliance and to manage risk in the supply chain." The Standards for Suppliers mentioned in this Auditing policy include a requirement for suppliers to "Comply with all applicable policies postedat corporate.walmart.com/policies andcorporate.walmart.com/sourcing." These policies contain Walmart's deforestation policy, including its palm oil policy. "Walmart expects suppliers whose facilities are subject to audit to [...] follow the program’s prescribed corrective action or remediation plan".
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/4
        • Commitment to resolve land conflicts
          No
      • Reporting and Implementation
        22/50
        • Reporting against commitments
          1/2
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, for partial or unclear commodity exposure
            0.8/1.7
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, for partial or unclear commodity exposure
            0.8/1.7
            Does the company report on the degree of compliance/progress with commitments, disaggregated by relevant factors such as origin or supply chain stage?: No
            "~90% of palm oil volume in Walmart Inc. private brand products certified as sustainable by RSPO or Rainforest Alliance based on supplier reports" They also report in RSPO ACOP total and certified volumes. 
          • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes, for partial or unclear commodity exposure
            0.8/1.7
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes, for partial or unclear commodity exposure
            0.8/1.7
            Report against 2020 commitment:"RSPO Identity Preserved: 0.02%.RSPO segregated or equivalent: 12.87%.RSPO Mass Balance: 47.38%.Palmtrace Credits: 39.72% [...] All results are as of the end of FY2019 unless otherwise noted."
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.7
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/1
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme.
            1/1
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme.
            1/1
            Which tools, approaches, third-party verification, including certification, schemes are used?: RSPO

            Which processes or groups does the company use for third party verification?: RSPO
            "~90% of palm oil volume in Walmart Inc. private brand products certified as sustainable by RSPO or Rainforest Alliance based on supplier reports" They also report in RSPO ACOP total and certified volumes. 
          • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme.
            1/1
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme.
            1/1
            Which processes or groups does the company use for third party verification?: RSPO

            Which tools, approaches, third-party verification, including certification, schemes are used?: RSPO
            "RSPO Identity Preserved: 0.02%.RSPO segregated or equivalent: 12.87%.RSPO Mass Balance: 47.38%.Palmtrace Credits: 39.72% [...] All results are as of the end of FY2019 unless otherwise noted."
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          No
          0/2
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          What is the nature of that participation?: Attending & contributing to meetings

          What initiatives does the company participate in?: Global Forest Watch Pro
          "Global Forest Watch Pro: To promote transparency and traceability across our supply chains, in 2017, Walmart joined the World Resources Institute and 20 other companies to launch Global Forest Watch Pro, an online platform that provides companies, banks and other stakeholders with data and tools for monitoring global forest loss because of the production of key commodities such as palm oil, soy and Brazilian beef."
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          No
          0/2
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          No
          0/2
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          Does the company publish grievances that have been made against it, as well as responses and resolutions including status and timeframes: No 

          What is the nature of the grievance mechanism used by the company (own mechanism, that of external company, internationally recognised mechanism, etc.)?: Own

          Which issues does the grievance mechanism cover?: Social; Environmental
          "In addition, Walmart operates several grievance mechanisms to solicit the concerns of workers in the supply chain. These include: • Global helpline: Walmart provides global and local phone numbers that anyone can use to ask questions and report concerns related to Walmart’s business, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The helpline is equipped to handle most local languages spoken in each of the retail markets where we operate. • Global email address: This email address is available for reporting concerns, asking questions, or simply seeking guidance for situations that may be unclear. All contacts are received by Walmart’s Global Ethics and Compliance team in Bentonville, Arkansas. • WalmartEthics.com: This website is available in 13 languages and accessible globally. It provides a platform where stakeholders can ask questions, read our Statement of Ethics, submit ethical concerns and follow up on previously reported concerns."
        • Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting total volume
          2/2
          Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting total volume
          2/2
          Total/partial volume reported: 107648 tonnes 
          In the RSPO ACOP report, they state a total volume of 107648 tonnes 
        • Report verified volumes of commodity
          80-99%
          4/6
          Report verified volumes of commodity
          80-99%
          4/6
          What third-party verification is used?: RSPO

          For what percent of the company's supply volume is third-party verification of performance relative to commitments conducted?: 90%

          What is the certified volume?: 97151 tonnes
          They report in the RSPO ACOP that 97151 tonnes are certified 
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          Yes, commit to monitoring compliance with labour/worker rights
          2/4
          Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          Yes, commit to monitoring compliance with labour/worker rights
          2/4
          "Assess, on an ongoing basis, potential adverse human rights impacts, the severity of the potential impact, and the relevant processes in place;Integrate relevant findings into policies and procedures, based upon the assessment;Track progress as part of Walmart’s efforts to continuously improve;" 
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers production or primary processing operations in its supply chains
          4/4
          Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers production or primary processing operations in its supply chains
          4/4
          How frequently is compliance assessed?:  Not specified

          For what percentage of suppliers does the company use/rely on external mechanisms to monitor compliance?: 100%

          Details of monitoring: Using third party verification
          "Walmart’s expectation of compliance with our Standards for Suppliers extends throughout the supply chain.We use third-party social, safety and environmental compliance audits to help us evaluate our suppliers’overall compliance and to manage risk in the supply chain." The Standards for Suppliers mentioned in this Auditing policy include a requirement for suppliers to "Comply with all applicable policies postedat corporate.walmart.com/policies andcorporate.walmart.com/sourcing." These policies contain Walmart's deforestation policy, including its palm oil policy.
        • Downstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers with a time-bound threat of exclusion
          2/2
          Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers with a time-bound threat of exclusion
          2/2
          What criteria does the policy specify for blacklisting or exclusion?: Non-compliance with Standards for Suppliers and three strikes in a 2-year period

          What type of support does the company offer to its suppliers to help them achieve compliance with commitments?: Supplier 'strikes'

          Does the company engage non-compliant indirect suppliers in order to address and remedy non-compliance?: No
          "Walmart’s expectation of compliance with our Standards for Suppliers extends throughout the supply chain.We use third-party social, safety and environmental compliance audits to help us evaluate our suppliers’overall compliance and to manage risk in the supply chain." The Standards for Suppliers mentioned in this Auditing policy include a requirement for suppliers to "Comply with all applicable policies postedat corporate.walmart.com/policies andcorporate.walmart.com/sourcing." These policies contain Walmart's deforestation policy, including its palm oil policy. The Auditing document also says that "Facility assessments may cause suppliers to lose the ability to use a facility to produce merchandise forWalmart. Typically, where a facility receives a Red rating or three consecutive Orange ratings, the supplier’sability to use the facility will be suspended or terminated. Walmart reserves the right to suspend, reduce, orterminate a supplier’s ability to use a facility even absent a Red rating or three consecutive Orange ratings.Suppliers may be issued consequences—including a supplier “strike” and/or reduction, suspension, ortermination of business—where the supplier is associated with a facility that receives a Red rating, for thesupplier’s own conduct, or where the facility’s conduct is reflective of the supplier’s overall compliance withthe Standards for Suppliers. Three Strikes in a two-year period will typically result in a suspension ortermination of the supplier’s business relationship with Walmart."
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
    • Pulp & Paper
      42/88
      • Commitment Strength
        14/20
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          6/8
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross conversion
            6/6
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Zero-gross conversion
            6/6
            Which certification schemes are used?: FSC
            "By 2025, Walmart’s goal is that private brand products made of pulp, paper, and timber will be sourced deforestation and conversion-free... Source virgin fiber and timber only from sources certified to internationally recognized forest, fiber, and chain-of-custody certification standards. We expect suppliers to be able to track and report the origin of their fiber raw materials. We recognize Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), Sustainable Forest Initiative (SFI), and Program for Forest Endorsement (PEFC) certification programs."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/1.3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/1.3
            If no, what is excluded?: Product line
            "By 2025, Walmart’s goal is that private brand products made of pulp, paper, and timber will be sourced deforestation and conversion-free... Source virgin fiber and timber only from sources certified to internationally recognized forest, fiber, and chain-of-custody certification standards. We expect suppliers to be able to track and report the origin of their fiber raw materials. We recognize Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), Sustainable Forest Initiative (SFI), and Program for Forest Endorsement (PEFC) certification programs."
          • Target date
            2025
            0.3/0.7
            Target date
            2025
            0.3/0.7
            "By 2025, Walmart’s goal is that private brand products made of pulp, paper, and timber will be sourced deforestation and conversion-free... Source virgin fiber and timber only from sources certified to internationally recognized forest, fiber, and chain-of-custody certification standards. We expect suppliers to be able to track and report the origin of their fiber raw materials. We recognize Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), Sustainable Forest Initiative (SFI), and Program for Forest Endorsement (PEFC) certification programs."
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.3
        • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
          3/5
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            3/3
            Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes
            3/3
            Type of commitment: Recycled content
            "For all Walmart private brand products, we ask our global suppliers to:Work to increase the use of recycled content where feasible. The use of recycled fiber has reached high levels in some paper grades, but there are still opportunities to increase recycled fiber usage where technical and quality specifications allow."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/1.3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/1.3
            If no, what is excluded?: Product line
            "For all Walmart private brand products, we ask our global suppliers to: Work to increase the use of recycled content where feasible. The use of recycled fiber has reached high levels in some paper grades, but there are still opportunities to increase recycled fiber usage where technical and quality specifications allow."
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/0.7
            Target date
            No target date
            0/0.7
             "For all Walmart private brand products, we ask our global suppliers to: Work to increase the use of recycled content where feasible. The use of recycled fiber has reached high levels in some paper grades, but there are still opportunities to increase recycled fiber usage where technical and quality specifications allow."
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.3
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          5/6
          • Commitment details
            Downstream company, traces to First Importer, checks compliance
            4/4
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Downstream company, traces to First Importer, checks compliance
            4/4
            "Maintain (and make available upon request to Walmart) comprehensive records about the volume of pulp, paper, and timber products and certification status of fiber and recycled content used in Walmart private brand products, as well as the country of origin and wood species used to make the fiber, through public monitoring and geospatial transparency platforms." 
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/1.3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/1.3
            If no, what is excluded?: Product line
            "Maintain (and make available upon request to Walmart) comprehensive records about the volume of pulp, paper, and timber products and certification status of fiber and recycled content used in Walmart private brand products, as well as the country of origin and wood species used to make the fiber, through public monitoring and geospatial transparency platforms." 
          • Target date
            Current/achieved
            0.7/0.7
            Target date
            Current/achieved
            0.7/0.7
            "Maintain (and make available upon request to Walmart) comprehensive records about the volume of pulp, paper, and timber products and certification status of fiber and recycled content used in Walmart private brand products, as well as the country of origin and wood species used to make the fiber, through public monitoring and geospatial transparency platforms." 
          • Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.3/0.3
            Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.3/0.3
            "Maintain (and make available upon request to Walmart) comprehensive records about the volume of pulp, paper, and timber products and certification status of fiber and recycled content used in Walmart private brand products, as well as the country of origin and wood species used to make the fiber, through public monitoring and geospatial transparency platforms." 
      • Social Considerations
        8/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Details of commitment: Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour; Freedom of association

          Other workers' rights commitments: Guaranteed safe and healthy workspaces
          "Exclude involuntary labor—including underage,forced, coerced, bonded, involuntary prison,exploited, trafficked or indentured labor—fromyour operations and supply chain [...] Maintain a fair process for making employment decisions: [...] Make all employment decisions (including hiring,termination, promotion, and discipline) based onability and willingness to do the job. [...] Recognize freedom of association and collective bargaining"
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address the inclusion of women in commodity supply chains
          2/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address the inclusion of women in commodity supply chains
          2/4
          "We provide additional outreach and supportfor minority- and women-owned businesses toincrease the diversity of our supplier pipeline."
        • Commitment to remediation
          Yes
          2/2
          Commitment to remediation
          Yes
          2/2
          Type of harm covered: Social harm; Environmental harm
          "Walmart’s expectation of compliance with our Standards for Suppliers extends throughout the supply chain.We use third-party social, safety and environmental compliance audits to help us evaluate our suppliers’overall compliance and to manage risk in the supply chain." The Standards for Suppliers mentioned in this Auditing policy include a requirement for suppliers to "Comply with all applicable policies postedat corporate.walmart.com/policies andcorporate.walmart.com/sourcing." These policies contain Walmart's deforestation policy, including its palm oil policy. "Walmart expects suppliers whose facilities are subject to audit to [...] follow the program’s prescribed corrective action or remediation plan".
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/4
        • Commitment to resolve land conflicts
          No
      • Reporting and Implementation
        20/50
        • Reporting against commitments
          0/2
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, for partial or unclear commodity exposure
            0.8/1.7
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, for partial or unclear commodity exposure
            0.8/1.7
            "Suppliers responding to our pulp and paper survey reported that, by the end of 2020, 97% of the pulp and paper in private brand products they supplied to Walmart was either recycled or certified by the Forest Stewardship Council, Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification, Sustainable Forestry Initiative." 
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            No
            0/1.7
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.7
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/1
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme.
            1/1
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme.
            1/1
            Which tools, approaches, third-party verification, including certification, schemes are used?: Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) or Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC)

            Which processes or groups does the company use for third party verification?: Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) or Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC)
            "Suppliers responding to our pulp and paper survey reported that, by the end of 2020, 97% of the pulp and paper in private brand products they supplied to Walmart was either recycled or certified by the Forest Stewardship Council, Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification, Sustainable Forestry Initiative." 
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          No
          0/2
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          What initiatives does the company participate in?: World Wildlife Fund (WWF), Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), Conservation International (CI), The Nature Conservancy (TNC), Sustainable Packaging Coalition (SPC) and CDP
          "We worked with the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) on the overall concept and design, as well as the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), Conservation International (CI), The Nature Conservancy (TNC), the Sustainable Packaging Coalition (SPC) and CDP to connect suppliers to measurement methodologies, guidance and practical tools to help them reduce emissions."
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          Yes
          2/2
          Risk assessments for forest risk
          Yes
          2/2
          How frequently are assessments conducted?: Not specified
          "Proactively conduct risk assessments to understand forest fiber and timber sources, species used, and transition supply away from higher risk sources to certified and/or recycled sources." 
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          No
          0/2
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          Does the company publish grievances that have been made against it, as well as responses and resolutions including status and timeframes: Yes 

          What is the nature of the grievance mechanism used by the company (own mechanism, that of external company, internationally recognised mechanism, etc.)?: Own

          Which issues does the grievance mechanism cover?: Social; Environmental
          "In addition, Walmart operates several grievance mechanisms to solicit the concerns of workers in the supply chain. These include: • Global helpline: Walmart provides global and local phone numbers that anyone can use to ask questions and report concerns related to Walmart’s business, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The helpline is equipped to handle most local languages spoken in each of the retail markets where we operate. • Global email address: This email address is available for reporting concerns, asking questions, or simply seeking guidance for situations that may be unclear. All contacts are received by Walmart’s Global Ethics and Compliance team in Bentonville, Arkansas. • WalmartEthics.com: This website is available in 13 languages and accessible globally. It provides a platform where stakeholders can ask questions, read our Statement of Ethics, submit ethical concerns and follow up on previously reported concerns."
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/2
        • Report verified volumes of commodity
          80-99%
          4/6
          Report verified volumes of commodity
          80-99%
          4/6
          For what percent of the company's supply volume is third-party verification of performance relative to commitments conducted?: 97%

          What third-party verification is used?: FSC, PEFC
          "Suppliers responding to our pulp and paper survey reported that, by the end of 2020, 97% of the pulp and paper in private brand products they supplied to Walmart was either recycled or certified by the Forest Stewardship Council, Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification, Sustainable Forestry Initiative."
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          Yes, commit to monitoring compliance with labour/worker rights
          2/4
          Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          Yes, commit to monitoring compliance with labour/worker rights
          2/4
          "Assess, on an ongoing basis, potential adverse human rights impacts, the severity of the potential impact, and the relevant processes in place;Integrate relevant findings into policies and procedures, based upon the assessment;Track progress as part of Walmart’s efforts to continuously improve;" 
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers production or primary processing operations in its supply chains
          4/4
          Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers production or primary processing operations in its supply chains
          4/4
          Details of monitoring: Using third party verification

          How frequently is compliance assessed?: Not specified

          For what percentage of suppliers does the company use/rely on external mechanisms to monitor compliance?: 100%
          "Walmart’s expectation of compliance with our Standards for Suppliers extends throughout the supply chain.We use third-party social, safety and environmental compliance audits to help us evaluate our suppliers’overall compliance and to manage risk in the supply chain." The Standards for Suppliers mentioned in this Auditing policy include a requirement for suppliers to "Comply with all applicable policies postedat corporate.walmart.com/policies andcorporate.walmart.com/sourcing." These policies contain Walmart's deforestation policy, including its pulp and paper policy.
        • Downstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers with a time-bound threat of exclusion
          2/2
          Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers with a time-bound threat of exclusion
          2/2
          What criteria does the policy specify for blacklisting or exclusion?: Non-compliance with Standards for Suppliers and three strikes in a 2-year period

          What type of support does the company offer to its suppliers to help them achieve compliance with commitments?: Supplier 'strikes'

          Does the company engage non-compliant indirect suppliers in order to address and remedy non-compliance?: No
          "Walmart’s expectation of compliance with our Standards for Suppliers extends throughout the supply chain.We use third-party social, safety and environmental compliance audits to help us evaluate our suppliers’overall compliance and to manage risk in the supply chain." The Standards for Suppliers mentioned in this Auditing policy include a requirement for suppliers to "Comply with all applicable policies postedat corporate.walmart.com/policies andcorporate.walmart.com/sourcing." These policies contain Walmart's deforestation policy, including its pulp and paper policy. The Auditing document also says that "Facility assessments may cause suppliers to lose the ability to use a facility to produce merchandise forWalmart. Typically, where a facility receives a Red rating or three consecutive Orange ratings, the supplier’sability to use the facility will be suspended or terminated. Walmart reserves the right to suspend, reduce, orterminate a supplier’s ability to use a facility even absent a Red rating or three consecutive Orange ratings.Suppliers may be issued consequences—including a supplier “strike” and/or reduction, suspension, ortermination of business—where the supplier is associated with a facility that receives a Red rating, for thesupplier’s own conduct, or where the facility’s conduct is reflective of the supplier’s overall compliance withthe Standards for Suppliers. Three Strikes in a two-year period will typically result in a suspension ortermination of the supplier’s business relationship with Walmart."
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
    • Soy
      35/88
      • Commitment Strength
        12/20
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          9/11
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross conversion
            8/8
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Zero-gross conversion
            8/8
            (For downstream soy companies only) Does the company commitment also explicitly apply to hidden/indirect soy?: Yes
            "By 2023, Walmart aims to only source soy that has been produced with no deforestation or conversion."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
            If no, what is excluded?: Location
            "By 2023, Walmart aims to only source soy that has been produced with no deforestation or conversion. [...] Source and use only soy (including directly purchased soy and its derivatives and soy used in raw meat, eggs, and dairy feed) that has been produced deforestation and conversion-free across the Brazilian Amazon and Cerrado, and the Gran Chaco in Argentina and Paraguay by the end of 2023." 
          • Target date
            2023
            0.8/1
            Target date
            2023
            0.8/1
            "By 2023, Walmart aims to only source soy that has been produced with no deforestation or conversion."
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.5
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          6/9
          • Commitment details
            Traces to Point of production
            5.3/5.3
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Traces to Point of production
            5.3/5.3
            "We ask all Walmart fresh beef suppliers sourcing from Brazil, Argentina, and Paraguay to: Source and use only beef that has been produced deforestation and conversion-free across the Brazilian Amazon and Cerrado, and the Gran Chaco in Argentina and Paraguay by the end of 2022; report traceability of the beef chain with geospatial mapping for risk assessment through full chain of custody traceability. This should include direct and indirect supply chain controls." "origin (slaughterhouse name and location, full farm traceability with names and locations, and date of slaughter from both direct and indirect farms)." Walmart checks compliance, as its Standards for Suppliers state that suppliers must "Comply with all applicable policies".   
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
            What is the rationale for any exclusions?: Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay are identified as the countries with the highest risk: "Beef production is the leading driver of deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon Rainforest and the Cerrado, a wooded savannah south and east of the Amazon.6 Growing demand for beef, leather, and other products is expected to continue to exert significant pressure on other ecologically important regions such as Argentina, Paraguay and Colombia.7 These are some of the most bio-diverse areas in the world and play critical roles in the global climate."

            If no, what is excluded?: Location
            Only Brazil, Argentina, and Paraguay: "We ask all Walmart fresh beef suppliers sourcing from Brazil, Argentina, and Paraguay to: Source and use only beef that has been produced deforestation and conversion-free across the Brazilian Amazon and Cerrado, and the Gran Chaco in Argentina and Paraguay by the end of 2022; report traceability of the beef chain with geospatial mapping for risk assessment through full chain of custody traceability. This should include direct and indirect supply chain controls.".
          • Target date
            2023
            0.8/1
            Target date
            2023
            0.8/1
            "By 2023, Walmart aims to only source soy that has been produced with no deforestation or conversion. [...] "suppliers are asked to demonstrate that the soy is deforestation and conversion-free by: Maintaining and reporting comprehensive records about the volume of soy and verification of deforestation and conversion-free soy sold to Walmart, as well as the origin (production farm and crushing plant). Annually demonstrate deforestation and conversion-free sourcing to the plantation of origin through traceability reports or verifiable geospatial monitoring tools." Walmart checks compliance, as its Standards for Suppliers state that suppliers must "Comply with all applicable policies".
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.5
      • Social Considerations
        8/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Details of commitment: Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour; Freedom of association

          Other workers' rights commitments: Guaranteed safe and healthy workspaces
          "Exclude involuntary labor—including underage,forced, coerced, bonded, involuntary prison,exploited, trafficked or indentured labor—fromyour operations and supply chain [...] Maintain a fair process for making employment decisions: [...] Make all employment decisions (including hiring,termination, promotion, and discipline) based onability and willingness to do the job. [...] Recognize freedom of association and collective bargaining"
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address the inclusion of women in commodity supply chains
          2/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address the inclusion of women in commodity supply chains
          2/4
           "We provide additional outreach and supportfor minority- and women-owned businesses toincrease the diversity of our supplier pipeline."
        • Commitment to remediation
          Yes
          2/2
          Commitment to remediation
          Yes
          2/2
          Type of harm covered: Social harm; Environmental harm
          "Walmart’s expectation of compliance with our Standards for Suppliers extends throughout the supply chain.We use third-party social, safety and environmental compliance audits to help us evaluate our suppliers’overall compliance and to manage risk in the supply chain." The Standards for Suppliers mentioned in this Auditing policy include a requirement for suppliers to "Comply with all applicable policies postedat corporate.walmart.com/policies andcorporate.walmart.com/sourcing." These policies contain Walmart's deforestation policy, including its palm oil policy. "Walmart expects suppliers whose facilities are subject to audit to [...] follow the program’s prescribed corrective action or remediation plan".
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/4
        • Commitment to resolve land conflicts
          No
      • Reporting and Implementation
        12/50
        • Reporting against commitments
          0/3
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/2.5
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2.5
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/2
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.5
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          No
          0/2
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          What is the nature of that participation?: Attending & contributing to meetings

          What initiatives does the company participate in?: Global Forest Watch Pro; Soy Moratorium 
          "Global Forest Watch Pro: To promote transparency and traceability across our supply chains, in 2017, Walmart joined the World Resources Institute and 20 other companies to launch Global Forest Watch Pro, an online platform that provides companies, banks and other stakeholders with data and tools for monitoring global forest loss because of the production of key commodities such as palm oil, soy and Brazilian beef."; "Along with other retailers and suppliers operating in Brazil, we supported the Soy Moratorium and supported its extension during the last renewal cycle in 2014. Before the moratorium was enacted, 30 percent of Brazilian soy came from deforested areas. Since the moratorium, that amount has fallen to about 1 percent."
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          No
          0/2
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          No
          0/2
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          What is the nature of the grievance mechanism used by the company (own mechanism, that of external company, internationally recognised mechanism, etc.)?: Own

          Does the company publish grievances that have been made against it, as well as responses and resolutions including status and timeframes: No

          Which issues does the grievance mechanism cover?: Social; Environmental
          "In addition, Walmart operates several grievance mechanisms to solicit the concerns of workers in the supply chain. These include: • Global helpline: Walmart provides global and local phone numbers that anyone can use to ask questions and report concerns related to Walmart’s business, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The helpline is equipped to handle most local languages spoken in each of the retail markets where we operate. • Global email address: This email address is available for reporting concerns, asking questions, or simply seeking guidance for situations that may be unclear. All contacts are received by Walmart’s Global Ethics and Compliance team in Bentonville, Arkansas. • WalmartEthics.com: This website is available in 13 languages and accessible globally. It provides a platform where stakeholders can ask questions, read our Statement of Ethics, submit ethical concerns and follow up on previously reported concerns."
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/2
        • Report verified volumes of commodity
          No disclosure
          0/6
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          Yes, commit to monitoring compliance with labour/worker rights
          2/4
          Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          Yes, commit to monitoring compliance with labour/worker rights
          2/4
          "Assess, on an ongoing basis, potential adverse human rights impacts, the severity of the potential impact, and the relevant processes in place;Integrate relevant findings into policies and procedures, based upon the assessment;Track progress as part of Walmart’s efforts to continuously improve;" 
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers production or primary processing operations in its supply chains
          4/4
          Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers production or primary processing operations in its supply chains
          4/4
          For what percentage of suppliers does the company use/rely on external mechanisms to monitor compliance?: 100%

          Details of monitoring: Using third party verification

          How frequently is compliance assessed?: Not specified 
          "Walmart’s expectation of compliance with our Standards for Suppliers extends throughout the supply chain.We use third-party social, safety and environmental compliance audits to help us evaluate our suppliers’overall compliance and to manage risk in the supply chain." The Standards for Suppliers mentioned in this Auditing policy include a requirement for suppliers to "Comply with all applicable policies postedat corporate.walmart.com/policies andcorporate.walmart.com/sourcing." These policies contain Walmart's deforestation policy, including its soy policy.
        • Downstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers with a time-bound threat of exclusion
          2/2
          Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers with a time-bound threat of exclusion
          2/2
          What criteria does the policy specify for blacklisting or exclusion?: Non-compliance with Standards for Suppliers and three strikes in a 2-year period

          Does the company engage non-compliant indirect suppliers in order to address and remedy non-compliance?: No

          What type of support does the company offer to its suppliers to help them achieve compliance with commitments?: Supplier 'strikes'
           "Walmart’s expectation of compliance with our Standards for Suppliers extends throughout the supply chain.We use third-party social, safety and environmental compliance audits to help us evaluate our suppliers’overall compliance and to manage risk in the supply chain." The Standards for Suppliers mentioned in this Auditing policy include a requirement for suppliers to "Comply with all applicable policies postedat corporate.walmart.com/policies andcorporate.walmart.com/sourcing." These policies contain Walmart's deforestation policy, including its soy policy. The Auditing document also says that "Facility assessments may cause suppliers to lose the ability to use a facility to produce merchandise forWalmart. Typically, where a facility receives a Red rating or three consecutive Orange ratings, the supplier’sability to use the facility will be suspended or terminated. Walmart reserves the right to suspend, reduce, orterminate a supplier’s ability to use a facility even absent a Red rating or three consecutive Orange ratings.Suppliers may be issued consequences—including a supplier “strike” and/or reduction, suspension, ortermination of business—where the supplier is associated with a facility that receives a Red rating, for thesupplier’s own conduct, or where the facility’s conduct is reflective of the supplier’s overall compliance withthe Standards for Suppliers. Three Strikes in a two-year period will typically result in a suspension ortermination of the supplier’s business relationship with Walmart."
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
    • Timber
      35/88
      • Commitment Strength
        13/20
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          9/11
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross conversion
            8/8
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Zero-gross conversion
            8/8
            "We updated our goal in 2020 to “By 2025, source private brand products made of pulp, paper, and timber deforestation and conversion-free. Implement sustainable pulp, paper, and timber procurement practices that promote sustainable management, conservation, protection and restoration of the world’s forests.” We will measure and report our progress on the updated goal in fiscal 2022 reporting." 
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
            If no, what is excluded?: Product line
            "We updated our goal in 2020 to “By 2025, source private brand products made of pulp, paper, and timber deforestation and conversion-free. Implement sustainable pulp, paper, and timber procurement practices that promote sustainable management, conservation, protection and restoration of the world’s forests.” We will measure and report our progress on the updated goal in fiscal 2022 reporting." 
          • Target date
            2025
            0.5/1
            Target date
            2025
            0.5/1
            "We updated our goal in 2020 to “By 2025, source private brand products made of pulp, paper, and timber deforestation and conversion-free. Implement sustainable pulp, paper, and timber procurement practices that promote sustainable management, conservation, protection and restoration of the world’s forests.” We will measure and report our progress on the updated goal in fiscal 2022 reporting." 
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            0.5/0.5
            Interim target date
            Yes
            0.5/0.5
            What date is given for the interim milestone(s)?: 2022
            "We updated our goal in 2020 to “By 2025, source private brand products made of pulp, paper, and timber deforestation and conversion-free. Implement sustainable pulp, paper, and timber procurement practices that promote sustainable management, conservation, protection and restoration of the world’s forests.” We will measure and report our progress on the updated goal in fiscal 2022 reporting." 
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          7/9
          • Commitment details
            Downstream company, traces to First Importer, checks compliance
            5.3/5.3
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Downstream company, traces to First Importer, checks compliance
            5.3/5.3
            "Maintain (and make available upon request to Walmart) comprehensive records about the volume of pulp, paper, and timber products and certification status of fiber and recycled content used in Walmart private brand products, as well as the country of origin and wood species used to make the fiber, through public monitoring and geospatial transparency platforms." 
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
            If no, what is excluded?: Product line
            "Maintain (and make available upon request to Walmart) comprehensive records about the volume of pulp, paper, and timber products and certification status of fiber and recycled content used in Walmart private brand products, as well as the country of origin and wood species used to make the fiber, through public monitoring and geospatial transparency platforms." 
          • Target date
            Current/achieved
            1/1
            Target date
            Current/achieved
            1/1
            "Maintain (and make available upon request to Walmart) comprehensive records about the volume of pulp, paper, and timber products and certification status of fiber and recycled content used in Walmart private brand products, as well as the country of origin and wood species used to make the fiber, through public monitoring and geospatial transparency platforms." 
          • Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.5/0.5
            Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.5/0.5
            "Maintain (and make available upon request to Walmart) comprehensive records about the volume of pulp, paper, and timber products and certification status of fiber and recycled content used in Walmart private brand products, as well as the country of origin and wood species used to make the fiber, through public monitoring and geospatial transparency platforms." 
      • Social Considerations
        8/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Details of commitment: Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour; Freedom of association

          Other workers' rights commitments: Guaranteed safe and healthy workspaces
          "Exclude involuntary labor—including underage,forced, coerced, bonded, involuntary prison,exploited, trafficked or indentured labor—fromyour operations and supply chain [...] Maintain a fair process for making employment decisions: [...] Make all employment decisions (including hiring,termination, promotion, and discipline) based onability and willingness to do the job. [...] Recognize freedom of association and collective bargaining"
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address the inclusion of women in commodity supply chains
          2/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address the inclusion of women in commodity supply chains
          2/4
          "We provide additional outreach and supportfor minority- and women-owned businesses toincrease the diversity of our supplier pipeline."
        • Commitment to remediation
          Yes
          2/2
          Commitment to remediation
          Yes
          2/2
          Type of harm covered: Social harm; Environmental harm
          "Walmart’s expectation of compliance with our Standards for Suppliers extends throughout the supply chain.We use third-party social, safety and environmental compliance audits to help us evaluate our suppliers’overall compliance and to manage risk in the supply chain." The Standards for Suppliers mentioned in this Auditing policy include a requirement for suppliers to "Comply with all applicable policies postedat corporate.walmart.com/policies andcorporate.walmart.com/sourcing." These policies contain Walmart's deforestation policy, including its palm oil policy. "Walmart expects suppliers whose facilities are subject to audit to [...] follow the program’s prescribed corrective action or remediation plan".
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/4
        • Commitment to resolve land conflicts
          No
      • Reporting and Implementation
        11/50
        • Reporting against commitments
          0/3
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/2.5
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2.5
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/2
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.5
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          No
          0/2
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          Yes
          2/2
          Risk assessments for forest risk
          Yes
          2/2
          How frequently are assessments conducted?: Not specified 
          "Proactively conduct risk assessments to understand forest fiber and timber sources, species used, and transition supply away from higher risk sources to certified and/or recycled sources." 
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          No
          0/2
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          Which issues does the grievance mechanism cover?: Social; Environmental

          What is the nature of the grievance mechanism used by the company (own mechanism, that of external company, internationally recognised mechanism, etc.)?: Own

          Does the company publish grievances that have been made against it, as well as responses and resolutions including status and timeframes: No 
          "In addition, Walmart operates several grievance mechanisms to solicit the concerns of workers in the supply chain. These include: • Global helpline: Walmart provides global and local phone numbers that anyone can use to ask questions and report concerns related to Walmart’s business, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The helpline is equipped to handle most local languages spoken in each of the retail markets where we operate. • Global email address: This email address is available for reporting concerns, asking questions, or simply seeking guidance for situations that may be unclear. All contacts are received by Walmart’s Global Ethics and Compliance team in Bentonville, Arkansas. • WalmartEthics.com: This website is available in 13 languages and accessible globally. It provides a platform where stakeholders can ask questions, read our Statement of Ethics, submit ethical concerns and follow up on previously reported concerns."
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/2
        • Report verified volumes of commodity
          No disclosure
          0/6
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          Yes, commit to monitoring compliance with labour/worker rights
          2/4
          Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          Yes, commit to monitoring compliance with labour/worker rights
          2/4
          "Assess, on an ongoing basis, potential adverse human rights impacts, the severity of the potential impact, and the relevant processes in place;Integrate relevant findings into policies and procedures, based upon the assessment;Track progress as part of Walmart’s efforts to continuously improve;" 
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers
          3/4
          Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers
          3/4
          Details of monitoring: Using third party verification

          How frequently is compliance assessed?: Not specified 
          " We use detailed third-party audits to evaluate supply-chain practices against our Standards, including social, safety and environmental issues. The audits are conducted through a number of internationally recognized third-party programs. Audits focus on a variety of issues[...]".
        • Downstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers with a time-bound threat of exclusion
          2/2
          Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers with a time-bound threat of exclusion
          2/2
          Does the company engage non-compliant indirect suppliers in order to address and remedy non-compliance?: No

          What criteria does the policy specify for blacklisting or exclusion?: Non-compliance with Standards for Suppliers and three strikes in a 2-year period
          "Walmart’s expectation of compliance with our Standards for Suppliers extends throughout the supply chain.We use third-party social, safety and environmental compliance audits to help us evaluate our suppliers’ overall compliance and to manage risk in the supply chain." The Standards for Suppliers mentioned in this Auditing policy include a requirement for suppliers to "Comply with all applicable policies posted at corporate.walmart.com/policies andcorporate.walmart.com/sourcing." These policies contain Walmart's deforestation policy. The Auditing document also says that "Facility assessments may cause suppliers to lose the ability to use a facility to produce merchandise forWalmart. Typically, where a facility receives a Red rating or three consecutive Orange ratings, the supplier’s ability to use the facility will be suspended or terminated. Walmart reserves the right to suspend, reduce, orterminate a supplier’s ability to use a facility even absent a Red rating or three consecutive Orange ratings.Suppliers may be issued consequences—including a supplier “strike” and/or reduction, suspension, ortermination of business—where the supplier is associated with a facility that receives a Red rating, for the supplier’s own conduct, or where the facility’s conduct is reflective of the supplier’s overall compliance withthe Standards for Suppliers. Three Strikes in a two-year period will typically result in a suspension ortermination of the supplier’s business relationship with Walmart."
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
  • Commitment strength
    11/20
    Avg. score
  • Reporting and Implementation
    14/50
    Avg. score
  • Social considerations
    8/18
    Avg. score

Profile

Wal-Mart is one of the world’s largest retail companies, with over 11,000 stores worldwide. The business operates under more than 60 different banners, including ASDA in the UK, Seiyu in Japan and Superama in Mexico. With product lines spanning groceries, personal care items, apparel and furniture, Wal-Mart is exposed to a wide range of forest risk commodities, including palm oil, soy, beef, and timber. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is selected as a powerbroker for palm oil, soy, beef, leather, timber and paper packaging.

Sector
Industry sector 
Food retail, Furniture & flooring
Segments
Retailer
HQ
HQ 
United States
Company Type
Company type 
Public listed
Collective Commitments
Consumer Goods Forum member
New York Declaration on Forests signatory

Top Brands

Sam's Club, ASDA, Seiyu Group, Bompreco, Jet.com, Great Value, Bonobas, Moosejaw, Shoebuy, ModCloth, Seiyu, Superama

How we assess the Forest 500

To ensure deforestation free supply chains, companies need to adopt and implement timebound and measurable policies for forest risk commodities.

All assessments use policies published on company websites, some links may have changed or been removed since the time of assessment.

Disclaimer

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