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.
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...
October 21, 2021Education means something different to everyone. Being part of a family of educators, early on, I understood that education can open doors to opportunity. But growing up in a mixed-race family on the U.S.-Mexico border, I also saw firsthand the numerous barriers to opportunity within the education system –…
Walmart Expands Health Care Benefits Offerings for U.S. Associates, Responding to Their Changing Needs
October 19, 2021COVID-19 made a significant and enduring impact on our lives — it changed how we shop and how we interacted with one another. It also made us look at health care from a different angle, knowing that our associates need access to virtual and seamless support more than ever. As…