Firms working with Wal-Mart are expected to live up to Wal-Mart standards and obey all laws and regulations.

Performance standards. We require our contractors and subcontractors to follow all laws. We require companies that do business with our company to comply with all laws and regulations. These requirements are memorialized in contracts we sign with our contractors. To reinforce our expectations, we are also developing monitoring systems to ensure contractors that do business with our company comply with all relevant laws and regulations.

At Wal-Mart we believe in "doing the right thing." We expect contractors that provide services to our company to also do the right thing for their employees and communities.