As America’s largest retailer and largest ocean shipping retail polluter, Walmart’s use of dirty, fossil-fueled ships threatens our climate future.
Walmart: The World’s 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 3.7 million metric tons of carbon—just from imports into the U.S. alone, as much as an entire coal-fired power plant burning in the U.S. for a year.
In terms of air pollution, Walmart emitted over 160,000 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.
Walmart’s Zero-Emissions 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-emissions ocean shipping by 2030. We urge Walmart to:
1. End Port Pollution Now: Use clean energy and electrification in major ports.
2. Abandon Dirty Ships: Stop moving products on fossil-fueled ships.
3. Put Zero at the Helm: Commit to 100% zero-emission shipping by 2030.
Take Action Now
Instead of continuing to ship products on polluting cargo ships, @Walmart can make a splash as a climate leader by committing to be #WalmartExclusive w/ zero-emission shipping fuels🚢 Flex your consumer power 💪🏼Tag @Walmart to urge them to #ShipItZero by 2030.TWEET
Green is good business.
@Amazon @Target @Walmart @IKEAUSA: be a first-mover in 100% zero-emissions shipping.
Ship It Zero by 2030—or risk getting left behind.RETWEET
74% of U.S. shoppers are more likely to buy from brands that use clean overseas shipping methods.
@Amazon @Walmart @Target @IKEAUSA listen to your shoppers: be climate leaders!
1. #AbandonDirtyShips Now
2. Commit to 100% #ZeroEmissions shipping by 2030