Today, Walmart and the Walmart Foundation released the Fiscal Year 2015 (FY2015) Giving Report highlighting the company and the Foundation’s strategic giving programs. Walmart works to serve society by helping customers save money, employing millions of associates and taking on global responsibility initiatives designed to reduce waste, lower greenhouse gas emissions and enhance the sustainability of food and other supply chains. Through its giving efforts, Walmart has systematically addressed large-scale environmental and social challenges in three priority areas: opportunity, sustainability and community.
In FY2015, Walmart and the Walmart Foundation donated more than $1.4 billion in cash and in kind. Walmart associates also contributed more than 1.5 million hours of their time outside of work to volunteer causes. In addition to cash grants, each program mentioned in the report draws on Wal-Mart’s strengths, such as in-kind donations (especially of food), the expertise and passion of its 2.2 million associates around the world, engagement of Walmart customers and last but not least partnerships with suppliers, civil society and government agencies.