Sustainability Report and Carbon Intensity Rankings

Is Walmart doing their part?

Their DitchCarbon score is 61

Walmart has a DitchCarbon Score of 61, indicating a moderate level of sustainability in its operations. This score reflects the company’s efforts to reduce its carbon intensity, suggesting progress towards lower emissions. However, there is still room for improvement to achieve a lower carbon intensity and higher sustainability standards.

This was calculated based on 30+ company specific emissions data points, the higher the score, the better. Check out our methodology.

Industry emissions intensity

Very low




Very high

Walmart is a company in the retail sector, which has a low carbon intensity ranking compared to other industries. Some industries are more damaging than others, this ranking gives you an indication of how carbon intensive the industry is which this company operates in.

Location emissions intensity

Very low




Very high

Walmart operates in the United States, which has a low carbon intensity rating, indicating a cleaner energy mix. This favorable environmental context supports Walmart’s sustainability efforts by reducing the carbon footprint associated with their operations.

...this company is doing 13.62% better in emissions than the industry average.

Walmart, founded in 1962 and headquartered in Bentonville, operates within the US retail sector. The company is renowned for its commitment to helping customers save money to enhance their quality of life. Walmart offers a diverse range of services, including retail, technology, merchandising, and finance, impacting millions of lives daily.

emission intelligence's platform recommendations for Walmart

Walmart should undertake a thorough assessment of all direct emissions sources to better understand and manage its Scope 1 footprint, potentially reducing emissions by 15%.

Good news, Walmart has embraced SBTi climate commitments

Walmart has pledged to set science-based targets through the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in line with climate science. This commitment involves aligning their carbon reduction strategies with the goals of the Paris Agreement to limit global warming.

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