Climate Change

Walmart Stores

InfluenceMap Score
Performance Band
Organisation Score
Relationship Score
Bentonville, United States
Brands and Associated Companies
Asda, Sam's Club, Seiyu Group, Walmex

Walmart Stores (Walmart) is lobbying US climate change policy with limited positive engagement. Walmart has communicated support for both reducing global greenhouse gas emissions and the Paris Agreement, joining multiple campaigns in 2017 to oppose US withdrawal from the accord. In 2016 Walmart Stores supported ambitious fuel economy standards in the US, endorsing efforts to introduce new heavy-duty vehicle standards to improve efficiency and cut GHG emissions. However, despite stating support for general GHG emissions targets in 2015, Walmart appears to have not taken a clear position on the Clean Power Plan. Evidence suggests Walmart advocates for measures that enable a low-carbon energy transition, communicating in support of renewables proliferation in 2015-17 and lobbying North Carolina policymakers in 2015 for the right to purchase renewable energy from third party providers. Walmart’s CEO Doug McMillon is on the board of directors of Business Roundtable, who urged President Trump in 2017 to re-write the Clean Power Plan, and Walmart is a member of Advanced Energy Economy who have consistently lobbied for ambitious climate legislation in the US.

QUESTIONS SOURCES Main Web Site Social Media CDP Responses Legislative Consultations Media Reports CEO Messaging Financial Disclosures EU Register
Climate Science Transparency 2 NS NS NS NS 2 1 NA
Climate Science Stance NS 1 NA NS 1 1 NS NA
Need for climate regulations NS NS NS NS NS NS NS NA
UN Treaty Support 1 1 NS NS 1 NS NS NA
Transparency on Legislation -1 NA 1 NA NA NA NS 1
Emissions Trading NS NS NS NS NS NS NS NA
Energy Efficiency Standards NS NS 0 NS 2 NS NS NA
Renewable Energy Legislation NS NS 0 NS NS NS NS NA
Energy Policy and Mix 1 1 NS NS 1 NS NS NA
GHG Emission Standards NS 1 NS NS 0 NS NS NA
Disclosure on Relationships -2 NS -1 NA NA NA NS 1
Strength of Relationship

How to Read our Relationship Score Map

In this section, we depict graphically the relationships the corporation has with trade associations, federations, advocacy groups and other third parties who may be acting on their behalf to influence climate change policy. Each of the columns above represents one relationship the corporation appears to have with such a third party. In these columns, the top, dark section represents the strength of the relationship the corporation has with the influencer. For example if a corporation's senior executive also held a key role in the trade association, we would deem this to be a strong relationship and it would be on the far left of the chart above, with the weaker ones to the right. Click on these grey shaded upper sections for details of these relationships. The middle section contains a link to the organization score details of the influencer concerned, so you can see the details of its climate change policy influence. Click on the middle sections for for details of the trade associations. The lower section contains the organization score of that influencer, the lower the more negatively it is influencing climate policy.