2018 Global Responsibility Report

Supporting communities

We carry out our work in this area through the three strategies below.

Supporting communities overview

Walmart’s 2.3 million associates are residents, neighbors, friends and relatives in thousands of towns around the world. We aim to strengthen the health of our communities, not only by providing products, services and jobs through our retail business, but also by facilitating associate volunteerism, local donations through stores and customers, and support for strategic diversity and inclusion initiatives.

We believe that strengthening local communities creates a virtuous circle of value for business, as well as society. Inclusive, vibrant communities support business growth, which creates additional opportunities for associates. In turn, having associates and customers who are better engaged leads to more inclusive and vibrant communities.

2.3 million associates are residents, neighbors, friends and relatives in thousands of towns around the world.