Leading with Integrity

 
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“A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both.”
Dwight D. Eisenhower, 34th President of the United States
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Our 3 Basic Beliefs

Since Sam Walton founded Walmart Stores, Inc., it has always been a values-based, ethically led company. The values that guide our decisions and our leadership are the 3 Basic Beliefs:


• Respect for the Individual
• Service to our Customers
• Striving for Excellence
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Vision Statement
The vision of the Global Ethics Office is to promote ownership of Walmart's ethical culture to all stakeholders globally.


Guiding Principles

These principles are meant to help our associates make the right decisions, and to act with integrity.

  • Always act with integrity.
  • Lead with integrity, and expect others to work with integrity.
  • Follow the law at all times.
  • Be honest and fair.
  • Reveal and report all information truthfully, without manipulation or misrepresentation.
  • Work, actions, and relationships outside of your position with the company should be free of any conflicts of interest (discussed later in this guide).
  • Respect and encourage diversity, and never discriminate against anyone.
  • Ask your manager or the Global Ethics Office for help if you have questions about this Statement of Ethics, or if you face an ethical problem.
  • Promptly report suspected violations of the Statement of Ethics.
  • Cooperate with and maintain the private nature of any investigation of a possible ethics violation.
  • When involved in an ethics investigation, you should reveal and report all information truthfully. You should present all the facts you are aware of without personal opinion, bias, or judgment.