INCREASING ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY
In addition to creating development and advancement opportunities for our more than 2 million associates around the world, Walmart also creates economic opportunity for people and businesses all along our supply chains. Our frontline workforce development strategy focuses on creating access to employment, providing job stability and building mobility for professional advancement.
In parallel, Walmart and the Walmart Foundation launched the Retail Opportunity philanthropic program, committing more than $100 million in grants to strengthen the U.S. frontline workforce development system in retail and related sectors, with an emphasis on engaging employers and funders in innovative approaches to training and advancement.
We also believe it is the responsibility of business to respect human rights, and we aspire to use our capabilities and influence to bring about positive change. As a retailer, Walmart touches the lives of many — from our associates to the suppliers who provide the products and services we sell, to the customers and citizens in the communities where we operate.
November 30, 2021Ahmed Nabizada remembers standing in the candle section on one of his days as a Walmart department manager. As he looked at the rows of candles of all shapes and sizes, he worried. Originally from Kabul, Afghanistan, he had just moved to the United States from…
November 11, 2021Walmart’s commitment to our Veterans is nothing new. In fact, it began a long time ago, with our very first veteran: Sam Walton. He served in the U.S. Army Intelligence Corps and brought with him the values that define us to this day. It’s that same set of values that make us so grateful for our nation’s veterans, and as we reflect...
Walmart and Walmart.org Increase Access to Educational Opportunities for Black and African Americans
October 21, 2021BENTONVILLE, Ark., Oct. 21, 2021 — Walmart Inc. (NYSE: WMT) and Walmart.org today announced a trio of additional shared value and philanthropic initiatives that build on its strategy to advance equity in education, including...