Wal-Mart is committed to environmental protection & preservation of our natural resources. “Acres for America” preserves on acre of critical wildlife habitat for every acre Wal-Mart has developed & will develop until 2015. Acres for America has permanently conserved 410,000 acres in the United States. Increasing fuel efficiency of its fleet by 25%, reducing packaging with suppliers & creating better driving routes that reduce miles driven. Sell more organic produce than the average retailer
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Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. and the Wal-Mart Foundation are proud to support the charitable causes that are important to customers and associates in their own neighborhoods. Through its programs and partnerships, the Wal-Mart Foundation supports initiatives focused on creating opportunities in education, workforce development, environmental sustainability, and health and wellness. In 2007, Walmart, Sam’s Club and the Wal-Mart Foundation gave $296 million to communities across the United States. Disburses $415 million in cash and in-kind merchandise annually to 100,000 charitable organizations around the world
We feel that Wal-Mart is an ethical company based on these factors: Since 1962, Wal-Mart has been committed to maintaining an environment in which their associates are proud to work, their suppliers and other business partners know they are being treated fairly, and the shareholders can invest in Wal-Mart with confidence. They have a 24/7 Global Ethics office & an open door policy to raise both ethics & non ethics related issues. Wal-Mart audits more factories than any other company in the world, 14,400 audits were conducted in 9,175 factories in 2007. Audits are conducted by Ethical Standards & approved third party service providers. Wal-Mart has been working with industry peers to form the Global Social Compliance Program, a program designed to promote uniform...
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