Walmart has three basic beliefs. Respect for the individual, service to the customer, striving for excellence. They use these beliefs to show the types of attitudes that create an honest, fair, and legal work environment. Walmart’s Statement of Ethics is very well organized. At the very beginning is a Table of Contents that will easily guide you through the Statement. You will then find a message from the Chief Executive Officer. Next, you will get into how to use the statement of ethics and the different items in the Table of Contents. There are many important issues addressed in their Statement of Ethics. The two that I think are most important are Raising Concerns and Speaking Up which tell you how to get an opinion before you take action and to report a violation of ethics, including ways that you can report the violation in private without giving your name. The other issue that I thought was important is Leading With Integrity in Our Workplace which discusses alcohol and drug abuse, harassment, inappropriate conduct, non-retaliation, non-discrimination, wage and hour, and conflict of interest. The Statement of Ethics is communicated to Walmart employees the first day of employment during new employee orientation and also throughout the year. The person who administers the ethics program is the Human Resources Manager or the Store Manager. All the obligations in the Statement of Ethics apply to all associates, managers, and third-party workers. Associates need to follow the law at all times. They are told if they see anyone violating the code of ethics to discuss it with someone. All employees of Walmart need to understand all principles and use them in your everyday job. All employees are asked to learn the specific policies that apply to their job. They don’t expect you to memorize them, but have a good idea as to what they are saying. Here are three scenarios that would apply to Walmart’s Statement of Ethics program. Do you think it is...
References: Walmart – Statement of Ethics (2008). Retrieved from http://ethics.walmartstores.com/Pdf/U.S_SOE.pdf
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