Help people live better around the world

Walmart’s culture is at the heart of how we operate our business. The core beliefs that Sam Walton established – respect for the individual, service to our customers and striving for excellence – drive us to help customers and communities live better. We have an enormous responsibility to lead on issues that make a difference for associates and communities. Several key pillars define this commitment: economic opportunity, sustainability, responsible sourcing, healthy living and community involvement.


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.

Learn about a more responsible Walmart in our Global Responsibility Report >>