US retail giant Walmart says it’s set three new textile sustainability goals as part of its on-going efforts to reduce the environmental impact of textiles and clothing it sells. This includes, by 2022, a commitment to source only from suppliers working with textile mills that use the Hi gg Index FEM for products sold in its US stores. The company says this new focus has been informed by research from the Sustainability Consortium, of which Walmart was a founder member back in 2009. It details new goals on sourcing cotton and polyester, the more ‘responsible use’ of chemicals, with a goal to “to reduce the discharge of priority chemicals from the manufacturing process by 2025.” But their eye-catching commitment is to source only from suppliers that use the Sustainable Apparel Coalition’s Higg Index Facility Environmental Module (FEM) for product sold in the US.