Global Responsibility

Using our strengths to make a difference
At Walmart, we aim to use our strengths and collaborate with others to transform the systems on which we all rely, including advancing our ambitious commitments and goals within the priority areas of opportunity, sustainability and community. We believe that our work in these areas is not only beneficial for our business bottom line, but also creates shared value for customers and society.

Beyond producing a whole systems change and shared value, our approach to global responsibility also underscores the importance of true integration into our core business, drawing upon our core capabilities and strengths, and collective action through collaboration with supplier and industry partners, and key stakeholders.
In addition to creating development and advancement opportunities for our 2.2 million associates around the world, Walmart also creates economic opportunity for people and businesses all along our supply chains. Walmart and the Walmart Foundation support programs that advance women’s economic mobility, create advancement opportunities for people…
Working with others, we aspire to reshape the way we work to achieve significant and lasting improvement in environmental and social outcomes, in a way that also improves our business. Our approach accelerates us towards our three aspirational goals: to create zero waste, operate with 100% renewable energy and sell products that sustain our…
We aim to strengthen local community cohesion and resilience while inspiring our associates to give back. By designing giving programs that meet specific social needs, we work through our stores and associates to enable positive change in the communities we serve.
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
We believe we’re stronger as a company and a country when people are included, heard, and empowered. Our company has long embraced diversity and inclusion – those principles are at the core of our values. As we continue to make progress, we encourage an ongoing and open dialogue – one between our associates, customers, suppliers and communities around the world – so that we can reach the best of what we can be.
2018 Global Responsibility Report