Walmart Stores

InfluenceMap Score
C
Performance Band
67%
Organisation Score
51%
Relationship Score
Modifications to InfluenceMap Scoring
Sector:
Retailing
Head​quarters:
Bentonville, United States
Brands and Associated Companies
Asda, Sam's Club, Seiyu Group, Walmex
Wikipedia:

Walmart Stores (Walmart) is lobbying US climate change policy with some 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. Despite stating support for general GHG emissions targets in 2015, Walmart appears to have not taken a clear position on the Clean Power Plan. However, Walmart does appear to advocate for measures that enable a low-carbon energy transition, communicating support for renewables proliferation between 2015-17 and supporting policy that will aid corporate renewable procurement, for example, lobbying North Carolina policymakers in 2015. Walmart is a member of trade associations that appear to have different lobbying positions on climate regulation. For example, 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. However, Walmart is also a member of Advanced Energy Economy (AEE), who have consistently lobbied in favour of ambitious climate legislation in the US. Walmart also appears to be involved in lobbying for policy to aid corporate renewable energy purchasing through the AEE's 'Advanced Energy Buyers Group'.

QUERIES
DATA SOURCES
Main Web Site Social Media CDP Responses Legislative Consultations Media Reports CEO Messaging Financial Disclosures EU Register
Communication of Climate Science
1 NS NS NS NS 1 1 NA
Alignment with IPCC on Climate Action
0 0 NA NS 0 1 NS NA
Supporting the Need for Regulations
1 1 NS NS 1 NS NS NA
Support of UN Climate Process
1 1 NS NS 1 2 NS NA
Transparency on Legislation
-2 NA 1 NA NA NA NS NA
Carbon Tax
NS NS NS NS NS NS NS NA
Emissions Trading
NS NS NS NS NS NS NS NA
Energy and Resource Efficiency
NS NS 0 NS 2 NS NS NA
Renewable Energy
1 2 0 NS 1 NS NS NA
Energy Transition & Zero Carbon Technologies
1 1 NS 1 1 NS NS NA
GHG Emission Regulation
NS 1 0 NS 0 NS NS NA
Disclosure on Relationships
0 NS -2 NA NA NA NS NA
Strength of Relationship
STRONG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
WEAK
 
50%
 
50%
 
76%
 
76%
 
23%
 
23%

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.