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Walmart is the world's largest retailer by revenue, serving an estimated 265 million customers weekly across 11,500 stores and 56 e-commerce banners. It is also the largest employer, with an estimated 2.2 million employees. The company has three business segments – Walmart US, Walmart International and Sam's Club – and operates through many wholly and majority-owned subsidiaries in a further 27 countries outside of its home market. Walmart was founded in 1945 by Sam Walton and incorporated in 1965. The Walton family remains the majority stakeholder to this day.

Ranking position
#41 /350
Total score
39.0 /100
Measurement area Score (0-100) Rank (0-350)

Governance and strategy

#1 75.0 /100 #15


#1 46.0 /100 #28


#1 21.0 /100 #82

Social inclusion

#1 38.3 /100 #46
Indicates the score for the top performing company.
Food and beverage manufacturers/processors #31
Food retailers #8

Segment ranking summary

Walmart ranks 8th among its segment peers in food retail and 31st among food and beverage processors. Walmart is a leader amongst its peers in its governance and strategy approach in both segments, ranking in the top 5 among food retailers and top 15 among food and beverage processors. Similarly, the company ranks in the top grouping in environment, ranking in the top 10 amongst food retailers and top 25 among food processors. However, Walmart is currently lagging against its peers in nutrition, where it does not disclose sufficient information on key topics, including promoting healthy foods, workforce nutrition or clear and transparent labelling. Similarly, while it has taken steps to address social inclusion topics, it does not provide sufficient disclosure on addressing child and forced labour in its supply chain, topics its peers have already started addressing in their reporting.

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Core social indicators

The core social indicators are part of the social inclusion measurement area. These indicators assess societal expectations of business conduct that companies should meet if they aspire to be part of a system transformation that leaves no one behind.

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  1. 2023

More about the company

Bentonville, Arkansas, United States of America
Food and agriculture revenue USD
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This company is part of the SDG2000, the 2,000 most influential companies

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