Includes enhanced online Annual Report and Global Responsibility Report
“There is no doubt Walmart is the best-positioned global retailer,” said Walmart President and Chief Executive Officer
“Though we are never satisfied, I am pleased with our progress over the year. Looking ahead, we have a clear understanding of what we need to do at Walmart to drive long-term shareholder value and deliver on our mission,” said Duke, who listed the five strategies that are key to Walmart's future:
- Developing the company's people;
- Driving the productivity loop that enables Walmart to operate for less, so the company can sell for less and increase sales;
- Winning in Global eCommerce;
- Reinvigorating Walmart's customer-focused culture; and
- Leading on social and environmental issues.
The reports also celebrate the 50th anniversary of the opening of Sam Walton's first Walmart store, in
“From the day the doors opened in
Both the Annual Report and Global Responsibility Report are available online. The Annual Report offers nearly 30 minutes of video messages from company leaders discussing Walmart's key priorities.
The 2012 Global Responsibility Report, the company's fifth update on its sustainability progress, includes expanded details on Walmart's ethical sourcing work and tools to track the company's progress on global responsibility initiatives. The reports can be found at http://www.walmartstores.com.
The company also began distributing its proxy statement today with details of its Annual Meeting of Shareholders. The meeting will be held on
Walmart's proxy materials can be read online at http://www.walmartstores.com/annualmeeting. These proxy materials offer shareholders the opportunity to provide feedback on Walmart's corporate governance practices by casting their proxy vote in a timely manner. Shareholders unable to attend the 2012 Annual Shareholders' Meeting in person may view a live webcast at http://www.walmartstores.com/shareholdersmeeting.
Shareholders that download Walmart's Investor Relations application will have convenient access through their mobile devices to the company's most recent financial news, quarterly results, Annual Shareholders' Meeting materials, proxy voting and investor presentations.
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