2018 Global Responsibility Report

Growing a local and inclusive supply base

Our work in building an inclusive supply chain includes the three strategies below.

Our approach

Walmart aims to use our purchase orders, supplier relationships and philanthropy to foster a more inclusive supply base that creates economic opportunity for individuals and their families while driving economic growth. For example, we promote local manufacturing innovation and growth in the U.S. In emerging markets, we are committed to helping improve the livelihood of small producers through improved market access, skill building and training in business acumen. We also believe that our purchase orders should reflect the diversity of our customers and the communities around the world where we live and work. We strive to grow the number of products and services sources from diverse-owned businesses in all of our markets.

Our work in building an inclusive supply chain includes the following: