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  • Overall approach
    8/16
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      2/6
      Deforestation commitment
      Zero-net-deforestation
      2/6
      "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 focusing on four key commodities that, according to the World Economic Forum, are responsible for more than 70% of global deforestation in tropical forests: palm oil, pulp and paper, beef, and soy. Although we are focused on these four commodities for 2020, we recognize that additional production types also contribute to deforestation such as other food types, lumber and forest-based fabrics. We encourage our suppliers of these types of products to work to source products produced with zero net deforestation as well. We ask suppliers to avoid ancient and endangered forests, to encourage conservation solutions, and to increase recycled content."
    • Signatory to an initiative tackling deforestation
      1/1
      Signatory
      Yes
      1/1
      Which initiatives?: Consumer Goods Forum Deforestation resolution (being a member of the CGF is not sufficient); New York Declaration on Forests; Soy Moratorium; Cerrado Manifesto Statement of Support; WWF Global Forest & Trade Network

      If Other Initiative, specify::
      "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
      Awareness
      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."
    • Deforestation as a business risk
      0/1
    • High-level management of deforestion
      1/1
      High-level management
      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
      3/3
      LUC emissions target
      Yes
      3/3
      "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
      0/3
    • 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?: 15 ha
      "Walmart Central America in El Salvador has implemented asupport project in the protected natural area of Chanmico ofthe Complejo El Playón in the Libertad district. Chanmicocovers more than 1,500 hectares, much of which is coveredby volcanic lava and is considered to be the most importantarea in the country for natural water storage. We launchedour efforts in June 2009 by planting more than 1,000 treesacross three hectares of the area. In November 2009, wehelped create a tree nursery for 900 trees on another threehectares of the zone. Eventually, the project aims to reforest15 hectares with more than 14,000 fruit trees, includingcashew, nance, carao, arrayan and guava. This reforestationwill make it easier for the rainwater to filter through to thesubsoil, improve environmental conditions, provide fruit tothe visitors and enrich the quality of the landscape."
  • Commodity score
    34/84
    • Beef
      40/84
      • Commitment Strength
        18/28
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          10/17
          • Commitment details
            Zero-net deforestation
            6.7/10.7
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Zero-net deforestation
            6.7/10.7
            "By 2020, Walmart plans to source fresh beef from Brazil that has zero net deforestation [...] We ask all fresh beef suppliers sourcing from Brazil to: Source and use only beef that has been produced with zero net deforestation across all sensitive biomes in Brazil by the end of 2020: the Amazon, the Cerrado, and other sensitive biomes"
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/3
            What is the rationale for any exclusion?: "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 These areas are two of the most bio-diverse biomes in the world, and play critical roles in the global climate.7 Brazil is the second largest producer of beef and the top global exporter since 2004.8,9 The growth of the cattle sector and shift in regions of production in Brazil has had an increasing impact on the Amazon and Cerrado, leading to increased deforestation levels." https://corporate.walmart.com/policies#deforestation-policy

            If no, what is excluded?: Location
            Applies only to Brazilian beef - "By 2020, Walmart plans to source fresh beef from Brazil that has zero net deforestation [...] We ask all fresh beef suppliers sourcing from Brazil to: Source and use only beef that has been produced with zero net deforestation across all sensitive biomes in Brazil by the end of 2020: the Amazon, the Cerrado, and other sensitive biomes"
          • Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            2/2
            Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            2/2
            Applies only to Brazilian beef - "By 2020, Walmart plans to source fresh beef from Brazil that has zero net deforestation [...] We ask all fresh beef suppliers sourcing from Brazil to: Source and use only beef that has been produced with zero net deforestation across all sensitive biomes in Brazil by the end of 2020: the Amazon, the Cerrado, and other sensitive biomes"
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            1/1
            Interim target date
            Yes
            1/1
            What date is given for the interim milestone(s)?: Current
            Target date is current - see 3.2
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          8/11
          • 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
            "By 2020, Walmart plans to source fresh beef from Brazil that has zero net deforestation. Walmart also aims to increase transparency and monitoring [...] Maintain (and make available upon request) comprehensive records about the volume of fresh beef and verification of zero net deforestation beef sold to Walmart, as well as the origin (slaughterhouse name and location, full farm traceability with names and locations, and date of slaughter)."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/3
            If no, what is excluded?: Location

            What is the rationale for any exclusion?: Only applies to beef sourced from Brazil
            "By 2020, Walmart plans to source fresh beef from Brazil that has zero net deforestation. Walmart also aims to increase transparency and monitoring [...] Maintain (and make available upon request) comprehensive records about the volume of fresh beef and verification of zero net deforestation beef sold to Walmart, as well as the origin (slaughterhouse name and location, full farm traceability with names and locations, and date of slaughter)."
          • Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            2/2
            Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            2/2
            "By 2020, Walmart plans to source fresh beef from Brazil that has zero net deforestation. Walmart also aims to increase transparency and monitoring [...] Maintain (and make available upon request) comprehensive records about the volume of fresh beef and verification of zero net deforestation beef sold to Walmart, as well as the origin (slaughterhouse name and location, full farm traceability with names and locations, and date of slaughter)."
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            1/1
            Interim target date
            Yes
            1/1
            "By 2020, Walmart plans to source fresh beef from Brazil that has zero net deforestation. Walmart also aims to increase transparency and monitoring [...] Maintain (and make available upon request) comprehensive records about the volume of fresh beef and verification of zero net deforestation beef sold to Walmart, as well as the origin (slaughterhouse name and location, full farm traceability with names and locations, and date of slaughter)."
      • 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
          "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
          Inclusion of women in the supply chain
          2/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Inclusion of women in the supply chain
          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
          "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 commitment
          0/4
      • Reporting and Implementation
        14/38
        • Reporting against commitments
          6/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            3/3
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            3/3
            Does the company report on the degree of compliance/progress with commitments, disaggregated by relevant factors such as origin or supply chain stage?: No
            "Commitment: Source 100 percent sustainablebeef that is zero net deforestation from allsensitive biomes in Brazil by the end of 2020. Percent of suppliers from Amazon andCerrado region reporting through Walmart’sBrazil’s Beef Risk Monitoring System:100 percent. Number of farms registered in Walmart’sBrazil Beef Risk Monitoring System: Over 100,000."
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes
            3/3
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes
            3/3
            Does the company report on the degree of compliance/progress with commitments, disaggregated by relevant factors such as origin or supply chain stage?: Yes
            "Tracing Brazilian beef. We encourage traceability of the beef chain through our Brazilian beef monitoring system, which helps us see that our fresh beef from Brazil does not come from deforested areas. Currently, all of our Brazil beef suppliers have added their slaughterhouses and farm locations from the Amazon and Cerrado into our system, which is monitoring over 100,000 farms in our value chain."
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/2
          • Commitment to a traceable 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
          4/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          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, focused on social issues, focused on environmental issues, etc.)?: Hotline, webform, email

          Details of the mechanism: 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
          0/4
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          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%

          How frequently is compliance assessed?: 0 Not specified

          Details of monitoring: Using third party verification

          For what percent of suppliers does the company directly monitor compliance of production or processing operations?: 0 Not specified

          What percentage of the company's supply chain volume does that represent?: 0 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: 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. 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
      12/84
      • Commitment Strength
        0/28
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          0/17
          • Commitment details
            No commitment
            0/10.7
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/3
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/2
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/1
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/11
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/5.3
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/3
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/2
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/1
      • 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
          "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
          Inclusion of women in the supply chain
          2/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Inclusion of women in the supply chain
          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
          "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 commitment
          0/4
      • Reporting and Implementation
        4/38
        • Reporting against commitments
          0/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/3
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/3
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/2
          • Commitment to a traceable 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
          4/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          What is the nature of the grievance mechanism used by the company (own mechanism, that of external company, internationally recognised mechanism, focused on social issues, focused on environmental issues, etc.)?: Hotline, webform, email

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

          Details of the mechanism: 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
          0/4
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          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
      50/84
      • Commitment Strength
        26/28
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          10/12
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross deforestation
            6/8
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Zero-gross deforestation
            6/8
            Which certification schemes are used?: RSPO
            "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. [...] 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 applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            "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. [...] 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."
          • Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            1.3/1.3
            Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            1.3/1.3
            "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. [...] 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."
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            "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. [...] 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 protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
          8/8
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            4/4
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes
            4/4
            Type of commitment: HCS; Peat
            "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 applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            "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."
          • Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            1.3/1.3
            Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            1.3/1.3
            "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."
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            What date is given for the interim milestone(s)?: Current
            Target date is current - see 3.2
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          8/8
          • 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) comprehensive records about the volume of crude palm oil and verification of sustainable palm oil used in Walmart private brand products on an annual basis, as well as disclosing the origin (geographic region, country, state/province, plantation, and trader) by 2020"
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            "Maintain (and make available upon request) comprehensive records about the volume of crude palm oil and verification of sustainable palm oil used in Walmart private brand products on an annual basis, as well as disclosing the origin (geographic region, country, state/province, plantation, and trader) by 2020"
          • Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            1.3/1.3
            Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            1.3/1.3
            "Maintain (and make available upon request) comprehensive records about the volume of crude palm oil and verification of sustainable palm oil used in Walmart private brand products on an annual basis, as well as disclosing the origin (geographic region, country, state/province, plantation, and trader) by 2020"
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            "Maintain (and make available upon request) comprehensive records about the volume of crude palm oil and verification of sustainable palm oil used in Walmart private brand products on an annual basis, as well as disclosing the origin (geographic region, country, state/province, plantation, and trader) by 2020"
      • 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
          "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
          Inclusion of women in the supply chain
          2/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Inclusion of women in the supply chain
          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
          "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 commitment
          0/4
      • Reporting and Implementation
        16/38
        • Reporting against commitments
          4/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            (Downstream only) How much of this is in protected areas, primary forests, intact forest landscapes, and/or peatlands?: 0 Not specified

            Does the company report on the degree of compliance/progress with commitments, disaggregated by relevant factors such as origin or supply chain stage?: No

            (Downstream only) How many hectares of deforestation and/or conversion have occurred since the commitment cut-off date in the operations of the company's direct or indirect suppliers?: 0 Not specified
            "According to supplier reported data for calendar year 2018: RSPO Identity Preserved: 0.02% RSPO segregated or equivalent: 12.87% RSPO Mass Balance: 47.38% Palmtrace Credits: 39.72%"
          • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes
            2/2
            Does the company report on the degree of compliance/progress with commitments, disaggregated by relevant factors such as origin or supply chain stage?: Yes
            "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
            0/2
        • Reporting is independently verified
          3/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes: third-party
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes: third-party
            1.3/1.3
            What percent of the company’s supply volume is verified using company verification systems?: 100%

            Which tools, approaches, third-party verification, including certification, schemes are used?: RSPO Certification

            For what percent of the company’s supply volume is third-party verification of performance relative to commitments conducted?: 100%

            Which processes or groups does the company use for third party verification?: RSPO Certification
            "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. [...] 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 protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes: third-party
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes: third-party
            1.3/1.3
            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

            For what percent of the company’s supply volume is third-party verification of performance relative to commitments conducted?: 99.99%
            "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
            0/1.3
        • 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
          4/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          Details of the mechanism: Social; Environmental

          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, focused on social issues, focused on environmental issues, etc.)?: Hotline, webform, email
          "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 certified/compliant volume
          2/4
          Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting certified/compliant volume
          2/4
          What is the certified volume?: 103730Tonnes

          Which certification schemes are used?: RSPO
          2018 volumes are reported in the ACOP report. Volumes are a combination of book and claim, mass balance and segregated.
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          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 percent of suppliers does the company directly monitor compliance of production or processing operations?: 0 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

          What percentage of the company's supply chain volume does that represent?: 0 Not specified

          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 palm oil policy.
        • 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 type of support does the company offer to its suppliers to help them achieve compliance with commitments?: Supplier 'strikes'

          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
          "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
      34/84
      • Commitment Strength
        15/28
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          9/12
          • Commitment details
            Zero-net deforestation
            5/8
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Zero-net deforestation
            5/8
            Which certification schemes are used?: FSC; PEFC; Other certification

            If Other, specify here: SFI
            "By 2020, Walmart's goal is that private brand products made of pulp and paper will be sourced with zero net deforestation [...] We ask our global private brand suppliers to: [...]Source virgin fiber 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, with preference for FSC certification - especially in high priority countries - when it is available in quantities, performance characteristics and prices that meet our suppliers' needs."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            "By 2020, Walmart’s goal is that private brand products made of pulp and paper will be sourced with zero net deforestation [...] We ask our global private brand suppliers to: [...] Source virgin fiber 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, with preference for FSC certification – especially in high priority countries5 – when it is available in quantities, performance characteristics and prices that meet our suppliers’ needs."
          • Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            1.3/1.3
            Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            1.3/1.3
            "By 2020, Walmart’s goal is that private brand products made of pulp and paper will be sourced with zero net deforestation [...] We ask our global private brand suppliers to: [...] Source virgin fiber 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, with preference for FSC certification – especially in high priority countries5 – when it is available in quantities, performance characteristics and prices that meet our suppliers’ needs."
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            What date is given for the interim milestone(s)?: Current
            Target date is current - see 3.2
        • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
          6/8
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            4/4
            Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes
            4/4
            Type of commitment: Recycled content
            "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
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            "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
            0/1.3
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.7
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/8
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/1.3
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.7
            Interim target date
            No
            0/0.7
            What date is given for the interim milestone(s)?: Current
            Target date is current - see 3.2
      • 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
          "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
          Inclusion of women in the supply chain
          2/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Inclusion of women in the supply chain
          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
          "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 commitment
          0/4
      • Reporting and Implementation
        11/38
        • Reporting against commitments
          2/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            "Percentage private-brand pulp and paper volume certified by the ForestStewardship Council, Programme for the Endorsement of ForestCertification, Sustainable Forestry Initiative or is using recycled content.Based upon supplier reports for calendar year 2018: 91%"
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            No
            0/2
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
        • Reporting is independently verified
          1/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes: third-party
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes: third-party
            1.3/1.3
            For what percent of the company’s supply volume is third-party verification of performance relative to commitments conducted?: 91%

            Which processes or groups does the company use for third party verification?: FSC, PEFC, SFI

            What percent of the company’s supply volume is verified using company verification systems?: 0%

            Which tools, approaches, third-party verification, including certification, schemes are used?: FSC, PEFC, SFI
            "Percentage private-brand pulp and paper volume certified by the ForestStewardship Council, Programme for the Endorsement of ForestCertification, Sustainable Forestry Initiative or is using recycled content.Based upon supplier reports for calendar year 2018: 91%"
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            No
            0/1.3
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.3
        • 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) 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
          "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
          No
          0/2
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          No
          0/2
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          What is the nature of the grievance mechanism used by the company (own mechanism, that of external company, internationally recognised mechanism, focused on social issues, focused on environmental issues, etc.)?: Hotline, webform, email

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

          Details of the mechanism: 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
          0/4
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          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

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

          What percentage of the company's supply chain volume does that represent?: 0 Not specified

          For what percent of suppliers does the company directly monitor compliance of production or processing operations?: 0 Not specified

          How frequently is compliance assessed?: 0 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 pulp and paper policy.
        • 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 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

          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 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
      40/84
      • Commitment Strength
        19/28
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          11/17
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross deforestation
            8/10.7
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Zero-gross deforestation
            8/10.7
            (For downstream soy companies only) Does the company commitment also apply to hidden/indirect soy?: Yes
            "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 [...] We ask all suppliers selling soy or products that have a soy ingredient or feed to: Maintain a footprint analysis to identify sourcing from higher-risk regions: the Amazon, the Cerrado; and other sensitive biomes. Source and use only soy that has been produced with zero net deforestation across all sensitive biomes in Brazil by the end of 2020"
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/3
            What is the rationale for any exclusion?: commitment only applies to Brazillian Soy

            What percentage of commodity production/sourcing is excluded?: 0 not specified

            If no, what is excluded?: Location
            "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 [...] We ask all suppliers selling soy or products that have a soy ingredient or feed to: Maintain a footprint analysis to identify sourcing from higher-risk regions: the Amazon, the Cerrado; and other sensitive biomes. Source and use only soy that has been produced with zero net deforestation across all sensitive biomes in Brazil by the end of 2020"
          • Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            2/2
            Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            2/2
            "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 [...] We ask all suppliers selling soy or products that have a soy ingredient or feed to: Maintain a footprint analysis to identify sourcing from higher-risk regions: the Amazon, the Cerrado; and other sensitive biomes. Source and use only soy that has been produced with zero net deforestation across all sensitive biomes in Brazil by the end of 2020"
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            1/1
            Interim target date
            Yes
            1/1
            "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 [...] We ask all suppliers selling soy or products that have a soy ingredient or feed to: Maintain a footprint analysis to identify sourcing from higher-risk regions: the Amazon, the Cerrado; and other sensitive biomes. Source and use only soy that has been produced with zero net deforestation across all sensitive biomes in Brazil by the end of 2020"
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          8/11
          • Commitment details
            Downstream company - traces to Processing Facility - checks compliance
            5.3/5.3
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Downstream company - traces to Processing Facility - checks compliance
            5.3/5.3
            "We ask all suppliers selling soy or products that have a soy ingredient or feed to: [...] report traceability of soy chain with geospatial mapping for risk assessment. (Crushing plant level traceability with credible soy basin definition).Maintain (and make available upon request) comprehensive records about the volume of soy and verification of zero net deforestation soy sold to Walmart, as well as the origin (crushing plant and soy basin name and location)." Walmart checks compliance, as its Standards for Suppliers state that suppliers must "Comply with all applicable policies postedat corporate.walmart.com/policies andcorporate.walmart.com/sourcing", including the soy policy, and that "Walmartreserves the right to audit or inspect Suppliers’books and records, and any facilities they use, at anytime."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/3
            If no, what is excluded?: Location
            Commitment only applies to Brazilian soy - "By 2020, soy sourced from Brazil is expected to be sourced with zero net deforestation [...] We ask all suppliers selling soy or products that have a soy ingredient or feed to: [...] report traceability of soy chain with geospatial mapping for risk assessment. (Crushing plant level traceability with credible soy basin definition).Maintain (and make available upon request) comprehensive records about the volume of soy and verification of zero net deforestation soy sold to Walmart, as well as the origin (crushing plant and soy basin name and location)."
          • Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            2/2
            Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            2/2
            "We ask all suppliers selling soy or products that have a soy ingredient or feed to:Maintain a footprint analysis to identify sourcing from higher-risk regions: the Amazon, the Cerrado; and other sensitive biomes.Source and use only soy that has been produced with zero net deforestation across all sensitive biomes in Brazil by the end of 2020; report traceability of soy chain with geospatial mapping for risk assessment. (Crushing plant level traceability with credible soy basin definition)."
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            1/1
            Interim target date
            Yes
            1/1
            What date is given for the interim milestone(s)?: Current
            Target date is current - see 3.2
      • 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
          "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
          Inclusion of women in the supply chain
          2/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Inclusion of women in the supply chain
          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
          "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 commitment
          0/4
      • Reporting and Implementation
        13/38
        • Reporting against commitments
          3/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            3/3
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            3/3
            "Asda is a member of the Roundtable on Responsible Soy (RTRS), which works with the industry to promote responsible soybean production... Currently Asda sources 48,500 tonnes of certified soy."
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/3
        • Reporting is independently verified
          2/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes: third-party
            2/2
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes: third-party
            2/2
            "Asda is a member of the Roundtable on Responsible Soy (RTRS), which works with the industry to promote responsible soybean production... Currently Asda sources 48,500 tonnes of certified soy."
          • Commitment to a traceable 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
          4/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          What is the nature of the grievance mechanism used by the company (own mechanism, that of external company, internationally recognised mechanism, focused on social issues, focused on environmental issues, etc.)?: Hotline, webform, email

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

          Details of the mechanism: 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
          0/4
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          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
          What percentage of the company's supply chain volume does that represent?: 0 Not specified

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

          For what percent of suppliers does the company directly monitor compliance of production or processing operations?: 0 Not specified

          Details of monitoring: Using third party verification

          How frequently is compliance assessed?: 0 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: 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 type of support does the company offer to its suppliers to help them achieve compliance with commitments?: Supplier 'strikes'

          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
          "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
      29/84
      • Commitment Strength
        11/28
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          11/17
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross deforestation
            8/10.7
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Zero-gross deforestation
            8/10.7
            Which certification schemes are used?: FSC
            "We’ve committed that all of our own brand products containing wood, paper and pulp will be sourced sustainably by the end of 2020. That means we will only source timber that is Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) or Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) certified. In 2019 over 95% of the timber, paper and pulp products we sold were either FSC or PEFC certified."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/3
            If no, what is excluded?: Subsidary

            What is the rationale for any exclusion?: commitment applies to ASDA only (subsidiary)

            What percentage of commodity production/sourcing is excluded?: 0 not specified
            "We’ve committed that all of our own brand products containing wood, paper and pulp will be sourced sustainably by the end of 2020. That means we will only source timber that is Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) or Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) certified. In 2019 over 95% of the timber, paper and pulp products we sold were either FSC or PEFC certified."
          • Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            2/2
            Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            2/2
            "We’ve committed that all of our own brand products containing wood, paper and pulp will be sourced sustainably by the end of 2020. That means we will only source timber that is Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) or Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) certified. In 2019 over 95% of the timber, paper and pulp products we sold were either FSC or PEFC certified."
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            1/1
            Interim target date
            Yes
            1/1
            "We’ve committed that all of our own brand products containing wood, paper and pulp will be sourced sustainably by the end of 2020. That means we will only source timber that is Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) or Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) certified. In 2019 over 95% of the timber, paper and pulp products we sold were either FSC or PEFC certified."
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/11
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/5.3
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/3
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/2
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/1
      • 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
          "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
          Inclusion of women in the supply chain
          2/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Inclusion of women in the supply chain
          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
          "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 commitment
          0/4
      • Reporting and Implementation
        10/38
        • Reporting against commitments
          3/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            3/3
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            3/3
            "We’ve committed that all of our own brand products containing wood, paper and pulp will be sourced sustainably by the end of 2020. That means we will only source timber that is Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) or Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) certified. In 2019 over 95% of the timber, paper and pulp products we sold were either FSC or PEFC certified."
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/3
        • Reporting is independently verified
          2/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes: third-party
            2/2
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes: third-party
            2/2
            "We’ve committed that all of our own brand products containing wood, paper and pulp will be sourced sustainably by the end of 2020. That means we will only source timber that is Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) or Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) certified. In 2019 over 95% of the timber, paper and pulp products we sold were either FSC or PEFC certified."
          • Commitment to a traceable 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
          4/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          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, focused on social issues, focused on environmental issues, etc.)?: Hotline, webform, email

          Details of the mechanism: 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
          0/4
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes for its suppliers only
          3/4
          Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes for its suppliers only
          3/4
          " 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: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/2
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
  • Commitment strength
    15/28
    Avg. score
  • Reporting and Implementation
    11/38
    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

This assessment has been carried out following the methodology developed for the Forest 500 project, available here. Please see our disclaimer applicable to all information contained within this site and our terms and conditions for use of data presented on this site.

All assessments use policies published on company and financial institution websites, and while we endeavor to keep them updated some links may have changed or been removed since the time of assessment.

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