Walmart Code of Ethics

As one of the largest corporations in the United States, Walmart has a social responsibility, both for its employees and its customers, which is described in the company’s code of ethics.

Walmart Inc. Information

  • Walton’s (1950–1969)
  • Wal-Mart, Inc. (1969–1970)
  • Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (1970–2019)
Type Public
Traded as
  • DJIA component
  • S&P 100 component
  • S&P 500 component
Industry Retail
Founded June 13, 1945; 74 years ago (in Rogers, Arkansas)
Founder Sam Walton
Headquarters Bentonville, Arkansas, U.S.
Number of locations 11,438 stores worldwide (October 31, 2019)
Area served Worldwide
  • Electronics
  • Movies and music
  • Home and furniture
  • Home improvement
  • Clothing
  • Footwear
  • Jewelry
  • Toys
  • Health and beauty
  • Pet supplies
  • Sporting goods and fitness
  • Auto
  • Photo finishing
  • Craft supplies
  • Party supplies
  • Grocery
  • Walmart-2-Walmart
  • Walmart MoneyCard
  • Pickup Today
  • Financial Services
  • Walmart Pay
Revenue US$514.405 billion (2019)
Operating income US$21.957 billion (2019)
Owner Walton family (51%)
Number of employees
  • 2.2 million, Worldwide (2018)
  • 1.5 million, U.S. (2017)
  • 700,000, International
  • Walmart U.S.
  • Walmart International
  • Sam’s Club
  • Global eCommerce

Walmart Ethics

Walmart code of ethics has three basic principles when it comes to operating its business practices:

  1. Respect for the Person
  2. Customer Service
  3. Pursuit of Excellence

Walmart Code of Conducts

Walmart adheres to a series of guiding principles in its code of ethics that include compliance with the law, presenting honest information about the company’s practices, acting in a manner that shows integrity and consulting managers or the Ethics Office Global Walmart, on any problem that arises with ethical issues.

Walmart Mission Statement

Walmart Mission is “to save people money so they can live better“. Strategic decisions in the business are a direct manifestation of this mission statement, which is synonymous to the company’s slogan, “Save money“.

Walmart Vision Statement

Like many companies, Walmart has an ideal vision of what it tries to achieve on a personal and community level. The company’s vision statement is as follows: “The vision of the Global Ethics Office is to promote the appropriation of Walmart’s ethical culture to all stakeholders worldwide.”

Walmart Ethics Number

  • Global Ethics Helpline: 1-800-963-8442
  • Open Door Process
    1. Contact your immediate supervisor, up to and including your facility manager.
    2. Contact the next level in leading up to and including market, regional and divisional teams.
    3. Call Walmart Ethics Hotline Number 1-800-530-9929, option 5 to speak with an Associate Relations manager.

Concern Regarding Walmart Statement of Ethics

Walmart, Inc.
Attn: Global Ethics and Compliance
702 SW 8th Street
Bentonville, AR 72716-0860

Email us for Walmart Code of Ethics Violations

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