Walmart reports reducing its chemical footprint for 10 chemicals of high concern by 95%. This is part of Walmart implementing its comprehensive chemicals management program as highlighted in the company’s Global Responsibility Report:
“Understanding a business chemical footprint is an evolving area and involves many factors, not the least of which is the need to protect suppliers’ proprietary information. Through close collaboration with Environmental Defense Fund, we have an initial framework for evaluating our chemical footprint using UL’s WERCSmart™ platform for inscope formulated consumable products. We started with quantitative indicators because we believe that, over time, they will adequately inform us about our policy’s effectiveness in achieving our goals of increasing ingredient transparency and advancing the safer formulations of products” (p. 105).