Leading with Integrity

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“Personal and moral integrity is one of our basic fundamentals and it has to start with each of us.”
Sam Walton
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The first of the three basic beliefs upon which Sam Walton founded our company is “respect for the individual.” Each of us is responsible for creating a culture of trust and respect that promotes a positive work environment. This means treating one another with fairness and courtesy in all of our interactions in the workplace.

We are committed to maintaining a diverse workforce and an inclusive work environment. Walmart will not tolerate discrimination in employment, employment-related decisions, or in business dealings on the basis of race, color, ancestry, age, sex, sexual orientation, religion, disability, ethnicity, national origin, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, or any other legally protected status. We should provide an environment free of discrimination to our associates, customers, members, and suppliers.

Q & A

In the break room, another associate called me a disrespectful name associated with my nationality. What should I do?
Immediately contact your manager through the Open Door process or contact the Global Ethics Office.

A customer continues to call me bad names while in my checkout line. What should I do?
Contact a member of management or the Asset Protection department in your store.

After an associate reported a policy violation concerning their assistant manager to the Human Resources manager, their assistant manager began tracking all their mistakes. Is this retaliation?
Any variations from how the assistant manager previously treated the associate, and variations from how they treat other associates could be perceived as retaliation.

Is protection from retaliation only provided if I report my concerns through the helpline?
Retaliation is unacceptable no matter which source you used to raise your concern (through management, Human Resources, or Global Ethics). If you believe you have been retaliated against, please contact one of those sources immediately.