We recruit and develop the best talent around the globe and develop an engaged workforce by providing all associates with opportunities to learn, grow and advance.
Since October 2005, when our sustainability program was launched, our focus has been on three goals: be supplied 100 percent by renewable energy, create zero waste and sell products that sustain people and the environment. Sustainability is now ingrained in our business strategy, and we have broadened and deepened this commitment.
We value the trust customers place in us to provide them with safe and sustainable choices, and strive to be a leader in responsible sourcing and product compliance. We made a global commitment to sustainable agriculture to help both farmers and customers in all of our markets. And we kicked off a new initiative in the United States to make the food we sell healthier and healthier foods more affordable for our customers. We are also proud of the bold commitment we made last year to end hunger in America.
Through financial contributions, in-kind donations and volunteerism, Walmart supports local communities everywhere we operate. The Walmart Foundation supports causes and efforts around the world, from alleviating hunger to disaster relief. Leading on social issues is now a key strategy in building the Next Generation Walmart, and we are using our size and scale to make a difference for customers and our world.