Walmart | Global Responsibility Report 2016

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Walmart | Global Responsibility Report 2016

Walmart provides food, apparel and household products to hundreds of millions of customers in 28 countries around the world. We are committed to doing so in a way that creates economic opportunity for associates, suppliers and others in retail supply chains; enhances the environmental and social sustainability of supply chains; and strengthens the communities where we live and work. For 10 years, we have been leading initiatives with our stakeholders in these arenas of opportunity, sustainability and community. We aspire to use our strengths to help others while also strengthening our business, and vice versa – reshaping the systems we all rely on to help improve social, environmental and economic outcomes.

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Supporting Reintegration of U.S. Veterans into the Civilian Workforce
Sam Walton, founder of Walmart, served as an Army captain during World War II, and he used his Army savings as the initial capital to open his first store. Like Mr. Walton, veterans offer important strengths to our communities, such as a strong work ethic, technical skills and leadership capabilities, to name a few. But transitioning from the military to civilian life can be difficult. Despite...
Jul 28, 2016 8:00 AM ET
Reshaping Federal Training | The Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership
In the U.S., most federal funds for workforce training are distributed through a network of 600 regional workforce investment boards (WIBs). But these funds are rarely invested in training or upskilling for the retail sector. In fact, usually WIBs’ only interaction with retail comes through training workers to leave the sector. With a 2015 grant of nearly $11 million issued over 27...
Jul 26, 2016 9:45 AM ET
Associate Profile: Carlos Carmona, Pharmacy Manager
Carlos Carmona started his Walmart career during college, as a pharmacy intern in Norman, Okla. When a visiting market manager showed him what the possibilities open to him are by staying with Walmart, Carlos found himself inspired. “She walked in and greeted everyone. After looking around for a few minutes, she noticed a line growing at the pickup window and she walked over and began helping...
Jul 20, 2016 8:00 AM ET
Meet a Supplier: Dr. Puri and the Society for Child Development
One of our suppliers in India, a nonprofit called Society for Child Development (SCD), founded by Dr. Madhumita Puri, had been working on recycling waste through a “Trash to Cash” program. SCD’s approach helps differently abled women and men earn a dignified livelihood through converting waste into products. In India, one notable source of waste comes from the flowers used at temples, which...
Jul 12, 2016 8:00 AM ET
Walmart Highlights Economic Mobility for Women
The Walmart Foundation and Walmart’s global business have invested in multiple programs that provide support and training for more than 762,000 women around the world.
Jul 12, 2016 8:00 AM ET