Ethics & Integrity

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Global Ethics Office

The Global Ethics Office is responsible for promoting Walmart’s culture of integrity. This includes developing and upholding our policies for ethical behavior for all of our stakeholders everywhere we operate.

But perhaps most importantly, it includes raising awareness of ethics policies and
providing channels for stakeholders to bring ethics concerns to our attention. 

The Global Ethics Office:

  • Serves as a guide and resource for ethical decision making
  • Provides a confidential and anonymous reporting system
  • Leads a continuing ethics education and communication system

Ethics education

We promote integrity as an everyday behavior by building a globally consistent ethics education experience for associates and integrating ethics content into existing functional-area training. We've implemented a consistent education program in the U.S. and are continuing to expand e-learning and instructor-led training around the world. 


Integrity in Action Award

The Integrity in Action Award program recognizes associates who demonstrate integrity through consistent actions and words and inspire other associates to always do the right thing. By sharing associate stories, the program fosters and sustains our culture of integrity that has and will continue to drive our success.

The Integrity in Action Award program is based on voluntary nominations received from our associates. Global votes determine an award recipient from each country for the most inspiring associate. In 2012, we received more than 4,800 nominations and 207,000 votes from our associates around the world.