This year we ramped up our effort to drive a positive impact in our communities and with our planet.

Over the past year, when Canadian communities needed us most, we were there in earnest. We continued the important work of supporting our charity partners by raising and donating millions of dollars. Thanks to the generosity of our customers, we even broke fundraising records.

At the same time, we didn’t lose sight of our responsibility to our planet. Walmart Canada has committed to making as light a footprint on the planet as we can. As Walmart Inc. President and CEO Doug McMillon said: our goal is to be a regenerative company and we take this responsibility very seriously. We’re finding the balance between shifting global priorities and the things that will always matter.

That means making changes with an eye toward zero waste, a focus on renewable energy, and the promotion of products that sustain resources and the environment. With these initiatives, we hope to create shared value for customer communities and society at large.

  • Our Planet

    Despite the pandemic, sustainability remained at the forefront of our business operations. We are committed to the programs and goals that will make us a regenerative company, with meaningful targets for waste reduction, lower emissions, responsible buying practices, and renewable energy use. Plans that include rolling out a fleet of electrified trucks and pulling back on plastics show that we’re making an accelerated effort to be part of a cleaner future.

Meet associates who demonstrate the power of taking personal responsibility for protecting our planet.
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  • Our Communities

    Every Walmart Canada store is a part of the community. We respect this privilege when we embrace the needs of our customers and do our part by engaging in local events and enacting initiatives. Our associates do an amazing job of carrying the company flag.

Meet a champion for kids.
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Find out how a group haircut raised $5,500 in one day.
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Community
Sponsorship purchase of new trucks for Red Cross Mobile Food Bank.
Support of programs such as the Salvation Army’s Kettle Campaign helped the most vulnerable. 
Fight Hunger. Spark Change campaign contributed $7 Million to Food Banks Canada.

Breakfast Club of Canada campaign contributed a record $3.8 million to school breakfast programs, including a $1 million donation from Walmart Canada.
Canadian Red Cross campaign raised more than $4.8 million in its fundraiser with Walmart Canada—the most successful corporate campaign in the past 17 years.
In partnership with Children’s Miracle Network Canada, we raised more than $15.6 million for 14 children’s hospitals across the country.

Community grants. We empower each Walmart store and distribution centre to strengthen and support the communities where our associates live and work through funding of local non-profit organizations. Community grants valued at $1,000 are given to eligible local organizations, such as animal shelters, elder services, and community clean-up projects. 
Many stores across the country distributed care packages to hospital frontline workers. In Barrie, donations of more than 20 care packages were made for healthcare workers at Royal Victoria Hospital.

Sustainability 
89% waste diversion.
Roll out of sustainably sourced tuna.