Grazing Toward a Sustainable Beef Supply Chain
Walmart Corporate | August 7, 2020
In 2016, our CEO, Doug McMillon, committed to sourcing 20 key commodities more sustainably by 2025. As the needs of the world have shifted, we are furthering our original goal while staying true to one of our earliest sustainability commitments – to sell more sustainable products while maintaining the low prices customers expect.
Beef is one of these commodities. As a result, Walmart U.S. and Sam’s Club U.S. are announcing a new set of aspirations that will further our work and ultimately bring us closer to meeting our 2025 objectives.
Sustainably Raised: Driving Soil Health and Animal Welfare
We aspire to source our fresh beef products more sustainably by 2025, including prioritizing soil health, animal welfare and responsible use of antibiotics.
The Need for Greater Transparency and Partnership
Our new aspirations also include encouraging our suppliers to continuously improve their efforts in understanding the entire beef production cycle, from farm to fork.
Collaboration is key
Supporting farmers and ranchers in their efforts to improve and continuing to drive meaningful, lasting change across the beef supply chain calls for collaboration.
Overall, we see an opportunity for a whole-system transformation and continued progress across the beef supply chain.