Saving people money to help them live better was the goal that Sam Walton envisioned when he opened the doors to the first Walmart in 1962. And it remains our focus today. We continue to find ways to reduce costs throughout our supply chain while bringing quality products to our shelves. That means a lot to the millions of customers who shop with us.
Corporate Business Profile
At Walmart, we serve customers and members more than 200 million times each week at more than 8,400 retail units under 55 different banners in 15 countries around the world. Walmart employs more than 2 million associates worldwide. In fiscal year 2010, we had sales of $405 billion.
This Global Sustainability Report – 2010 Progress Update is designed to demonstrate Walmart’s continued progress toward key initiatives and goals, and provide a snapshot of new endeavors launched between February 1, 2009 and January 31, 2010. As a global company, this progress update highlights the performance of all our international markets, as well as the efforts taking place throughout our supply chain.