The latest annual Global Responsibility Report from Walmart tracks the retail giant’s progress on its key social and environmental responsibility goals.

The seventh annual report, entitled So Many Opportunities to Make a Difference, gives a rundown of the company’s accomplishments in its 2014 fiscal year.

These include the retailer’s progress towards its renewable energy target of producing or procuring 7bn kilowatt hours of renewable electricity by 2020.

Meanwhile, Walmart says it is “well on the way” to reducing its total energy intensity per square foot by 20% by 2020, and has already beaten its goals of contributing 1.1bn pounds of food and US$250m in cash towards hunger relief by 2015.

By the end of 2013, the company said, it had contributed towards the training of more than 283,000 women around the world as part of an empowerment initiative, and had hired more than 32,000 US military veterans, part of a commitment to hire 100,000 in total.

Finally, Walmart said the total waste generated by its US operations had fallen by 3.3% since 2010, as part of a move towards sending zero waste to landfill by 2025.

“We have made significant progress across the entire chain, and have exceeded several goals we put in place to reduce our environmental impact and strengthen the communities where we live and work,” said Kathleen McLaughlin, svp sustainability and president of the Walmart Foundation.

“We take our responsibility to create innovative solutions to key environmental and social challenges seriously, and we believe this will provide opportunities for our communities, customers and associates.”