Purpose of Guide

The purpose of this document is to provide direction and resources to suppliers so that they can easily and efficiently understand and achieve the goals of the Walmart U.S. and Sam’s Club U.S. stores Commitment on Sustainable Chemistry in Consumables. This document follows the organization of the Commitment and provides a description, resources and measurement approach for each element of the Commitment.

Section I: Background

Walmart customers and Sam’s Club members expect products that are safe, affordable and sustainable. As part of its corporate mission to help people Save Money and Live Better, Walmart and Sam’s Club believe that customers/members should not have to choose between products that they can afford and products that are better for them and the environment. Walmart and Sam’s Club have worked with suppliers, NGOs, academics, government, and industry stakeholders to develop a company commitment on sustainable chemistry for the consumables products that we sell. Sustainable Chemistry is the design of chemical products and processes that reduce or eliminate the use or generation of hazardous substances, both to humans and the environment.