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  • Overall approach
    7/14
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      2/6
      Deforestation commitment
      Zero net deforestation
      2/6
      "We believe we can deliver the greatest impact by creating a higher demand for zero net deforestation products, supporting and enabling transparency, and investing in sustainable sourcing regions[...]As a member of the Consumer Goods Forum, we supported the resolution to achieve zero net deforestation in our supply chain by 2020". 
    • Signatory to an initiative tackling deforestation
      1/1
      Signatory
      Yes
      1/1
      New York Declaration on Forests; Soy Moratorium; Cerrado Manifesto Statement of Support; UN Global Consumer Goods Forum
      Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is part of the New York Declaration on Forests, Soy Moratorium, Cerrado Manifesto Statement of Support and the UN Global Consumer Goods Forum. 
    • 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". 
    • Target to reduce emissions from land-use change
      3/3
      LUC emissions target
      Yes
      3/3
      Target to reduce Scope 3 GHG emissions, in which they include deforestation: " Project Gigaton is a platform that enables us to aggregate sustainability commitments from our suppliers in one or more of six key goal areas: energy, agriculture, waste, packaging, deforestation and product use", "Commitment: Will also work to reduce 1 billion metric tons of CO2e emissions from Scope 3 by 2030. (science-based target; Project GigatonTM)"
    • Reporting on emissions from land-use change
      0/3
  • Commodity score
    32/86
    • Beef
      39/86
      • Commitment Strength
        23/36
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          15/21
          • Commitment details
            Forest-related commitment
            8/10.7
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Forest-related commitment
            8/10.7
            Type of commitment: Zero net deforestation
            "Major public commitments[...]By the end of 2020, source 100 percent sustainable palm oil in accordance with the principles of the RSPO or equivalent standards in global private brand products, and source pulp/paper products and Brazilian beef and soy with zero net deforestation". 
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            No
            0/1.5
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            No
            0/1.5
            "By 2020, Walmart plans to source fresh beef from Brazil that has zero net deforestation. "
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1.5
            Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1.5
            "By 2020, Walmart plans to source fresh beef from Brazil that has zero net deforestation. "
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            "By 2020, Walmart plans to source fresh beef from Brazil that has zero net deforestation. "
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            "By 2020, Walmart plans to source fresh beef from Brazil that has zero net deforestation. "
          • Target date
            2020
            1.8/2
            Target date
            2020
            1.8/2
            "By 2020, Walmart plans to source fresh beef from Brazil that has zero net deforestation. "
          • Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            2/2
            Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            2/2
            "By 2020, Walmart plans to source fresh beef from Brazil that has zero net deforestation. "
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          8/15
          • 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 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". 
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            No
            0/1.5
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            No
            0/1.5
            "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". 
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1.5
            Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1.5
            "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". 
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            "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". 
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            "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". 
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/2
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/2
            Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/2
             
      • Reporting and Implementation
        10/34
        • Reporting against commitments
          6/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            3/3
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            3/3
            "Percent of suppliers from Amazon and Cerrado region reporting through Walmart’s Brazil’s Beef Risk Monitoring System-100 percent. Number of farms registered in Walmart’s Brazil 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
            "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
        • Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          Non-specific monitoring statement
          2/4
          Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          Non-specific monitoring statement
          2/4
          " 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[...]".
        • Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/4
        • Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          Attending & contributing to meetings; Providing support/advice/experience/expertise
          " In January 2017, Walmart joined World Resources Institute (WRI) and 20 other companies in the launch of a global decision-support tool to monitor deforestation. The tool—called Global Forest Watch Pro— is an online platform that provides companies, banks, and other stakeholders with data and tools for monitoring global forest loss due to the production of key commodities like palm oil, soy, and Brazilian beef". 
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/4
      • Social Considerations
        6/16
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/4
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
          Wal-Mart Stores require suppliers to ensure their workers have freedom of association, and to be free from forced labour, child labour and discrimination. 
        • 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
          "As part of the WEE Initiative, Walmart…increased sourcing from Women Owned Businesses internationally between 2011 to 2016."
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
    • Leather
      6/86
      • Commitment Strength
        0/36
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          0/21
          • Commitment details
            No commitment
            0/10.7
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1.5
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/2
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/2
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/15
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/5.3
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1.5
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/2
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/2
      • Reporting and Implementation
        0/34
        • 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
        • Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          No monitoring
          0/4
        • Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/4
        • Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/4
      • Social Considerations
        6/16
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/4
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
          Wal-Mart Stores require suppliers to ensure their workers have freedom of association, and to be free from forced labour, child labour and discrimination. 
        • 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
          "As part of the WEE Initiative, Walmart…increased sourcing from Women Owned Businesses internationally between 2011 to 2016."
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
    • Palm oil
      50/86
      • Commitment Strength
        34/36
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          13/15
          • Commitment details
            Forest-related commitment
            6/8
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Forest-related commitment
            6/8
            Type of commitment: Zero deforestation
            "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 sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            "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 operations
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            "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 direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "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 indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "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
            2020
            1.2/1.3
            Target date
            2020
            1.2/1.3
            "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 is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            "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 protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
          11/11
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            4/4
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes
            4/4
            Type of commitment: HCS; Peat
            "We ask our global private brand suppliers to[...]Engage with the RSPO standards review process to improve the existing standard to sufficiently cover guarding against the expansion into high carbon stock forests, protecting peat lands, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and improving quality control". "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 sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            "We ask our global private brand suppliers to[...]Engage with the RSPO standards review process to improve the existing standard to sufficiently cover guarding against the expansion into high carbon stock forests, protecting peat lands, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and improving quality control". "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 operations
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            "We ask our global private brand suppliers to[...]Engage with the RSPO standards review process to improve the existing standard to sufficiently cover guarding against the expansion into high carbon stock forests, protecting peat lands, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and improving quality control". "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 direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "We ask our global private brand suppliers to[...]Engage with the RSPO standards review process to improve the existing standard to sufficiently cover guarding against the expansion into high carbon stock forests, protecting peat lands, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and improving quality control". "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 indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "We ask our global private brand suppliers to[...]Engage with the RSPO standards review process to improve the existing standard to sufficiently cover guarding against the expansion into high carbon stock forests, protecting peat lands, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and improving quality control". "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
            2020
            1.2/1.3
            Target date
            2020
            1.2/1.3
            "We ask our global private brand suppliers to[...]Engage with the RSPO standards review process to improve the existing standard to sufficiently cover guarding against the expansion into high carbon stock forests, protecting peat lands, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and improving quality control". "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 is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            "We ask our global private brand suppliers to[...]Engage with the RSPO standards review process to improve the existing standard to sufficiently cover guarding against the expansion into high carbon stock forests, protecting peat lands, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and improving quality control". "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
          11/11
          • Commitment details
            traces to Point of production
            4/4
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            traces to Point of production
            4/4
            "We ask our global private brand suppliers to[...]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 sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            "We ask our global private brand suppliers to[...]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 operations
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            "We ask our global private brand suppliers to[...]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 direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "We ask our global private brand suppliers to[...]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 indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "We ask our global private brand suppliers to[...]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
            2020
            1.2/1.3
            Target date
            2020
            1.2/1.3
            "We ask our global private brand suppliers to[...]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 is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            "We ask our global private brand suppliers to[...]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". 
      • Reporting and Implementation
        11/34
        • Reporting against commitments
          4/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            "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 protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes
            2/2
            "We ask our global private brand suppliers to[...]Engage with the RSPO standards review process to improve the existing standard to sufficiently cover guarding against the expansion into high carbon stock forests, protecting peat lands, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and improving quality control". 
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
        • Reporting is independently verified
          3/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            certification
            "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 protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            certification
            "We ask our global private brand suppliers to[...]Engage with the RSPO standards review process to improve the existing standard to sufficiently cover guarding against the expansion into high carbon stock forests, protecting peat lands, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and improving quality control". 
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.3
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          Non-specific monitoring statement
          2/4
          Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          Non-specific monitoring statement
          2/4
          "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[...]".
        • Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/4
        • Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          Attending & contributing to meetings; Providing support/advice/experience/expertise
          " In January 2017, Walmart joined World Resources Institute (WRI) and 20 other companies in the launch of a global decision-support tool to monitor deforestation. The tool—called Global Forest Watch Pro— is an online platform that provides companies, banks, and other stakeholders with data and tools for monitoring global forest loss due to the production of key commodities like palm oil, soy, and Brazilian beef". 
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/4
      • Social Considerations
        6/16
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/4
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
          Wal-Mart Stores require suppliers to ensure their workers have freedom of association, and to be free from forced labour, child labour and discrimination. 
        • 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
          "As part of the WEE Initiative, Walmart…increased sourcing from Women Owned Businesses internationally between 2011 to 2016."
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
    • Soy
      43/86
      • Commitment Strength
        28/36
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          16/21
          • Commitment details
            Forest-related commitment
            8/10.7
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Forest-related commitment
            8/10.7
            Type of commitment: Zero net deforestation
            "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. Additionally, Walmart actively supports regional agreements regarding zero net deforestation in additional high risk biomes [such as] the Amazon, the Cerrado, and the Gran Chaco."
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            No
            0/1.5
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            No
            0/1.5
            "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. Additionally, Walmart actively supports regional agreements regarding zero net deforestation in additional high risk biomes [such as] the Amazon, the Cerrado, and the Gran Chaco."
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            "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. Additionally, Walmart actively supports regional agreements regarding zero net deforestation in additional high risk biomes [such as] the Amazon, the Cerrado, and the Gran Chaco."
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            "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. Additionally, Walmart actively supports regional agreements regarding zero net deforestation in additional high risk biomes [such as] the Amazon, the Cerrado, and the Gran Chaco."
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            "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. Additionally, Walmart actively supports regional agreements regarding zero net deforestation in additional high risk biomes [such as] the Amazon, the Cerrado, and the Gran Chaco."
          • Target date
            2020
            1.8/2
            Target date
            2020
            1.8/2
            "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. Additionally, Walmart actively supports regional agreements regarding zero net deforestation in additional high risk biomes [such as] the Amazon, the Cerrado, and the Gran Chaco."
          • Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            2/2
            Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            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. Additionally, Walmart actively supports regional agreements regarding zero net deforestation in additional high risk biomes [such as] the Amazon, the Cerrado, and the Gran Chaco."
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          12/15
          • 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
            "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). 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)."
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            No
            0/1.5
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            No
            0/1.5
            "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). 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)."
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            "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). 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)."
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            "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). 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)."
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1.5
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1.5
            "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). 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
            2020
            1.8/2
            Target date
            2020
            1.8/2
            "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). 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 is quantifiable
            Yes
            2/2
            Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            2/2
            "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). 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)."
      • Reporting and Implementation
        9/34
        • 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
            2/2
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            certification
            "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
        • Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          Non-specific monitoring statement
          2/4
          Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          Non-specific monitoring statement
          2/4
          " 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[...]".
        • Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/4
        • Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          Attending & contributing to meetings; Providing support/advice/experience/expertise
          " In January 2017, Walmart joined World Resources Institute (WRI) and 20 other companies in the launch of a global decision-support tool to monitor deforestation. The tool—called Global Forest Watch Pro— is an online platform that provides companies, banks, and other stakeholders with data and tools for monitoring global forest loss due to the production of key commodities like palm oil, soy, and Brazilian beef". 
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/4
      • Social Considerations
        6/16
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/4
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
          Wal-Mart Stores require suppliers to ensure their workers have freedom of association, and to be free from forced labour, child labour and discrimination. 
        • 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
          "As part of the WEE Initiative, Walmart…increased sourcing from Women Owned Businesses internationally between 2011 to 2016."
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
    • Timber
      20/86
      • Commitment Strength
        16/36
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          16/21
          • Commitment details
            Forest-related commitment
            8/10.7
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Forest-related commitment
            8/10.7
            Certification schemes mentioned: FSC; PEFC
            Type of commitment: Protects priority forests
            "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."
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            "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."
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            "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."
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            "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."
          • Target date
            2020
            1.8/2
            Target date
            2020
            1.8/2
            "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."
          • Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            2/2
            Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            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."
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/15
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/5.3
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1.5
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/2
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/2
      • Reporting and Implementation
        2/34
        • 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
        • Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          Non-specific monitoring statement
          2/4
          Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          Non-specific monitoring statement
          2/4
          " 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[...]".
        • Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/4
        • Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/4
      • Social Considerations
        2/16
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/4
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          No
          0/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          No
          0/4
          Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
          Wal-Mart Stores require suppliers to ensure their workers have freedom of association, and to be free from forced labour, child labour and discrimination. 
        • 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
          "As part of the WEE Initiative, Walmart…increased sourcing from Women Owned Businesses internationally between 2011 to 2016."
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
    • Pulp & Paper
      35/86
      • Commitment Strength
        20/36
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          12/15
          • Commitment details
            Forest-related commitment
            6/8
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Forest-related commitment
            6/8
            Type of commitment: Zero net deforestation; Certification
            Certification schemes mentioned: FSC; PEFC; Other (specify)
            If Other, specify here: SFI - Sustainable Forest Initiative
            "By 2020, Walmart’s goal is that private brand products made of pulp and paper will be sourced with zero net deforestation." "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."
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            "By 2020, Walmart’s goal is that private brand products made of pulp and paper will be sourced with zero net deforestation." "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."
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "By 2020, Walmart’s goal is that private brand products made of pulp and paper will be sourced with zero net deforestation." "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."
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "By 2020, Walmart’s goal is that private brand products made of pulp and paper will be sourced with zero net deforestation." "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."
          • Target date
            2020
            1.2/1.3
            Target date
            2020
            1.2/1.3
            "By 2020, Walmart’s goal is that private brand products made of pulp and paper will be sourced with zero net deforestation." "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."
          • Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            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." "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."
        • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
          8/11
          • 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 sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            "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 operations
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            "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 direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "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 indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "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 deadline
            0/1.3
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/1.3
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/11
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/1.3
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/1.3
      • Reporting and Implementation
        9/34
        • Reporting against commitments
          2/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            "Last year, Walmart began to transition our private-label paper hangtags to 100 percent FSC-certified paperboard. To date, we've transitioned our No Boundaries, Secret Treasures and Athletic Works brands. Since we rolled out the packaging change in early FY2017, over 515 million units have moved to the new labels."
          • 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
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            certification
            "Last year, Walmart began to transition our private-label paper hangtags to 100 percent FSC-certified paperboard. To date, we've transitioned our No Boundaries, Secret Treasures and Athletic Works brands. Since we rolled out the packaging change in early FY2017, over 515 million units have moved to the new labels."
          • 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
        • Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          Non-specific monitoring statement
          2/4
          Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          Non-specific monitoring statement
          2/4
          " 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[...]".
        • Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers but with no time-bound threat of exclusion
          2/4
          Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers but with no time-bound threat of exclusion
          2/4
          Wal-mart have created "Sustainable Packaging Playbook A guidebook for suppliers to improve packaging sustainability"
        • Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          Providing support/advice/experience/expertise
          "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."
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/4
      • Social Considerations
        6/16
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/4
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
          Wal-Mart Stores require suppliers to ensure their workers have freedom of association, and to be free from forced labour, child labour and discrimination. 
        • 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
          "As part of the WEE Initiative, Walmart…increased sourcing from Women Owned Businesses internationally between 2011 to 2016."
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
  • Commitment strength
    20/36
    Avg. score
  • Reporting and Implementation
    7/34
    Avg. score
  • Social considerations
    5/16
    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, soya, beef, and timber. In 2015 the company’s own brand products contained over 85,000 tonnes of crude palm oil. 

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

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Disclaimer

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