As America’s largest retailer and largest ocean shipping retail polluter, Walmart’s use of dirty, fossil-fueled ships threatens our climate future. While the planet continues to warm up, Walmart has yet to take action against their ocean shipping pollution.
Walmart: The United States' Largest Ocean Shipping Polluter
Shipping the vast majority of its products overseas on dirty, fossil-fueled ships, Walmart is accelerating the climate emergency and harming the health of port and coastal communities who breathe in ship pollution.
As the largest shipping polluter, Walmart emitted 788K metric tons of carbon — just from imports into the U.S. alone.
In terms of air pollution in 2021, Walmart emitted over 34K metric tons of toxic air pollutants SOx, NOx and PM2.5 into our air just from U.S. imports alone — primarily concentrated in port and coastal communities, low-income communities and communities of color.
— Madeline Rose, Climate Campaign Director for Pacific Environment
Walmart's Zero-Emission Opportunity
To fulfill its promise to help their shoppers “live better,” Walmart must abandon dirty, fossil-fueled ships and commit to climate leadership by adopting zero-emission ocean shipping by 2030.
Urge Walmart to:
- End Port Pollution Now: Use clean energy and electrification in major ports.
- Abandon Dirty Ships: Stop moving products on fossil-fueled ships.
- Put Zero at the Helm: Commit to 100% zero-emission shipping by 2030.