Ethical Sourcing

Measuring Progress

Total Audit Results 2006

5.4% Green Low-risk violations
Re-audit after two years
51.6% Yellow Medium-risk violations
Re-audit after 120 days
40.3% Orange
Re-audit after 120 days
0.4% Orange-Age
One or two underage workers found - re-audit after 30 days and if underage labor is still present, give the factory a Red-Failed assessment
2.1% Disapproved
Four Orange assessments in a two-year time period - barred from producing merchandise for Wal-Mart for one year
0.2% Red-Failed
Permanently barred from producing merchandise for Wal-Mart

Total Audit Results 2005

9.6% Green Low-risk violations
Re-audit after two years
37.0% Yellow Medium-risk violations
Re-audit after 120 days
52.3% Orange
Re-audit after 120 days
0.8% Orange-Age
One or two underage workers found - re-audit after 30 days and if underage labor is still present, give the factory a Red-Failed assessment
0.1% Disapproved
Four Orange assessments in a two-year time period - barred from producing merchandise for Wal-Mart for one year
0.2% Red-Failed
Permanently barred from producing merchandise for Wal-Mart

Total Audit Results 2004

19.1% Green Low-risk violations
Re-audit after two years
38.8% Yellow Medium-risk violations
Re-audit after 120 days
32.5% Orange
Re-audit after 60 days
- Orange-Age
One or two underage workers found - re-audit after 30 days and if underage labor is still present, give the factory a Red-Failed assessment
8.8% Disapproved
Four Orange assessments in a two-year time period - barred from producing merchandise for Wal-Mart for one year
0.8% Red-Failed
Permanently barred from producing merchandise for Wal-Mart
  2004 2005 2006
Total number of factory audits 12,561 > 13,600 > 16,000
Total number of factories audited 7,600 7,200 8,873
Direct imports 5,300 6,120 6,757
Domestic imports 2,300 1,080 2,116

2004 and 2005 figures include audit results for direct imports and domestic import categories in Wal-Mart U.S.

2006 figures include audit results for direct imports and domestic import categories in Wal-Mart U.S., Wal-Mart Canada and ASDA.