Working together for a safe, responsible supply chain

Walmart’s business has always centered on helping people live better. This mission applies not only to our customers and associates, but also to the workers who make our products.

In 2013, we made important enhancements to our Responsible Sourcing program in three key areas:

  • Empowerment: Empowering workers, suppliers, factories and our own merchants through training, capacity building programs and ongoing support.
  • Worker safety and well-being: Focusing on worker safety and well-being in our supply chain by verifying compliance with our standards through continued social and safety audits; strengthening labor and environmental practices in farms and factories that supply us with merchandise; and proactively collaborating with other brands, retailers, governments and key stakeholders.
  • Transparent supply chain: Promoting transparency in our supply chain by releasing the results of our in-depth factory assessments in Bangladesh and working with industry and stakeholder partners to share best practices and collaborate on sustainable solutions to challenges facing the global supply chain.

As we continue to grow our Responsible Sourcing program, we are expanding our international responsible sourcing team. Currently, we have more than 140 Responsible Sourcing associates working in our market and sourcing offices around the globe.