Walmart, Inc.

Walmart, Inc. is a Humankind 100 company whose ranking is based on its Humankind Value, a proprietary metric that provides an estimate of the overall dollar amount a company creates for investors, consumers, employees, and society at large.

Walmart, Inc. is a retail corporation known for its supercenters and wide range of products. Its strategy includes a low-price philosophy, supply chain integration that includes distribution centers, and an ecommerce business. Walmart also operates the retail warehouse club Sam’s Club. In combination, Walmart supplies millions of people with groceries, clothing, personal care items, household products, and medicines.

Ticker: WMT

Humankind Value: $78.6 B

Revenue: $547.7 B

Market Cap: $421.0 B

(All values are in US Dollars, where M=Million, B=Billion, T=Trillion.)

Many essential goods such as food, water, and cleaning products are purchased in markets. Large consumer-facing companies that offer a variety of products can be responsible for a net-positive impact. Walmart, Inc. generates positive Humankind Value on balance. The greatest contributors to this positive outcome are Crop Production ($501.5 B), Economic Value ($185.3 B), and Hygienic Products ($55.7 B). Out of every company we have analyzed, Walmart, Inc. is in the top ten for Crop Production and Hygienic Products. The value associated with Crop Production includes the impact of an estimated 10,405,887.7 equivalent years of life not lost to death or reduction in quality of life. The company also creates economic value by offering to consumers goods and services that they value, paying employees for their labor in producing these goods and services, and providing value for shareholders. Downsides for this company are associated with Calorie Conversion (-$270.6 B) and Food Waste (-$89.9 B). Economic Value and Food Waste are attached to this company as a result of its direct business activities. Crop Production, Hygienic Products, and Calorie Conversion are mostly or entirely a result of supply-chain relationships. The direct Humankind Value for this firm, in a vacuum, is negative, but with our supply-chain methodology, a more complete and positive picture of its total impact can be seen.

How the Humankind Value Methodology Drives the Rankings

We take a quantitative, data-driven approach to estimating the economic impact that companies have on investors, customers, employees, and society at large, rolling social responsibility into a single dollar value that we use to represent what a company is contributing to humanity. As far as we can tell, we're the first ones doing it this way.

How Methodology Drives the Rankings