Walmart scores 0 out of 100 points in this ranking – showing no significant performance on more sustainable cotton.
Walmart has no public policy on sustainable cotton in place and makes no mention of any intention to reduce harmful impacts of cotton production in either its CSR Report 2017 or on its website. Issues regarding water use, pesticide use and biodiversity in cotton cultivation are not addressed, neither are labour and human rights violations. Walmart does not have any time-bound targets in place on sustainable cotton. No recycling policies on textiles or cotton were found.
Walmart does not publish any information about volumes of more sustainable cotton sourced, either in percentage or absolute terms.
Although Walmart states that it is working towards improved traceability and transparency in its supply chain, no concrete results are shown with respect to cotton. Currently, the company does not publish information on the absolute volume and origin of the cotton used in its products. The company does not provide information on its suppliers (finished product, fabric manufacturers, yarn spinners).