Overall impact
D (33)

Commentary

Walmart is a below-average overall performer. With a 'D' rating of 33.2 for overall impact (bottom 25% of all companies), Walmart ranks 8th out of 19 industry peers, behind Target, PriceSmart, BJ's Wholesale Club and 4 others, and ahead of Costco, Dollar Tree, Burlington Stores and 8 others. On top material causes for Walmart's industry (Retail), Walmart performs well in Arts and Culture Access (90.5 score), Quality Primary Education (97.5) and Disaster Readiness and Effective Aid (97.3) and performs poorly in Equal Pay and Opportunity (27.2 score), Reduced Use of tobacco (0.0), Quality Lifelong Education (26.6) and 9 other causes where it received a 'D' or 'F' score.
Screens
Advertising
Alcohol
Cannabis
Carbon emissions intensity
Coal
Contraceptives
Deforestation - financing
Deforestation - supply chain
Environmental controversies
Factory farming
Fast food
For-profit health care
Fossil fuel
Fur
Gambling
Genetic engineering
Human trafficking
Interest-based products
Interest-bearing debt
Interest-bearing securities
Iran
Military contracting
Norges Bank exclusion list
Northern Ireland (Macbride)
No SBTI commitment
Nuclear
Oil and gas
Oppressive governments
Pharma controveries
Pork
Pornography
Predatory lending
Prison involvement
Privacy breaches
Pro-life
Russia
Stem cell research
Sudan
Syria
Tobacco
Undermining US elections
Weapons
Impact

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Screens
Advertising
Alcohol
Cannabis
Carbon emissions intensity
Coal
Contraceptives
Deforestation - financing
Deforestation - supply chain
Environmental controversies
Factory farming
Fast food
For-profit health care
Fossil fuel
Fur
Gambling
Genetic engineering
Human trafficking
Interest-based products
Interest-bearing debt
Interest-bearing securities
Iran
Military contracting
Norges Bank exclusion list
Northern Ireland (Macbride)
No SBTI commitment
Nuclear
Oil and gas
Oppressive governments
Pharma controveries
Pork
Pornography
Predatory lending
Prison involvement
Privacy breaches
Pro-life
Russia
Stem cell research
Sudan
Syria
Tobacco
Undermining US elections
Weapons
Impact trend

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Controversies
Controversies associated with Walmart. Click on a controversy for more info
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Note that all controversies information is based on publicly-available information.
See full list on WMT's website
Sam's Choice
Private label brand for Walmart stores.
Consumer Goods
ILo Technologies
Walmart consumer electronics house brand.
Consumer Electronics
Durabrand
A private label tradename of Walmart.
Consumer Electronics
White Stag
In-store brand of women's clothing and accessories.
Clothing
Vudu
American digital video store and streaming service.
Streaming Services
WMT Price
$153.51
Last available end-of-day price. Full disclosure
Revenue
$795.07 billion
Market cap
$68.47 billion
Public/private
Public
Hypothetical historical growth of $10,000
Historical performance
Company
Founded
1962
Employees
231,927
Sector
Consumer Goods
Industry
Retail
Peer group
Discount, Variety Stores
Headquarters
Arkansas, United States
Share classes
WMT
WMMVY
ADR
Mission
To save people money so they can live better.
Description
Wal-Mart de México, S.A.B. de C.V. owns and operates self-service stores in Mexico and Central America. The company operates discount warehouses and stores, hypermarkets, supermarkets, and membership self-service wholesale stores. It operates 2,198 Bodega Aurrerá discount stores, 294 Walmart hypermarkets, 14 Superama supermarkets, 85 Walmart Express supermarkets, and 165 Sam's Club membership self-service wholesale stores. The company also operates 572 Despensa Familiar and Palí discount stores; 98 Paiz, La Despensa de Don Juan, La Unión, and Más x Menos supermarkets; 158 Bodegas, Maxi Bodega, and Maxi Palí stores; and 36 Walmart hypermarkets in Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and El Salvador. In addition, it imports and sells goods; develops properties; and manages real estate companies. The company was founded in 1958 and is headquartered in Mexico City, Mexico. Wal-Mart de México, S.A.B. de C.V. is a subsidiary of Intersalt, S. De R.l. De C.v.
Material causes
Ethos considers the following causes material for Walmart, based on its industry peer group Discount, Variety Stores. Learn more about material causes in our methodology overview.

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