Walmart’s commitment across Central America remains rooted in improving economic opportunity for our associates and stakeholders, becoming a more sustainable company and supporting our local community.
In addition to saving customers money on the products and services they need, we take pride in offering jobs and growth potential for our associates and suppliers. For example, our direct farm program in Central America called Tierra Fértil (Fertil Land), serves as a best-in-class model for our global organization, as we work with thousands of small to medium size farmers to ensure environmentally sustainable practices and long-term business relationships.
We also work with small and medium-sized manufacturing businesses, many of which are led by women, through the program Una Mano para Crecer (A Hand to Grow). This program offers advisory and training to our manufacturing Small and Medium sized Businesses (SMBs).
In total, in 2020 we bought $118,404,696.57 million from 1,118 small and medium suppliers of Tierra Fértil and Una Mano para Crecer.
View our Environmental, Social & Governance Reporting to learn more about Walmart’s global initiatives.