Save money. Live better. These are the words we live by at Walmart. Our “Every Day Low Cost” strategy helps people save money, stretch their paychecks, and provide a better life for their families. Each week, more than 245 million customers and members visit our nearly 11,000 stores under 65 banners in 28 countries and e-commerce websites in 11 countries. With fiscal year 2015 net sales of $482.2 billion, Walmart employs 2.2 million associates worldwide.
But the work we do to help people live better goes far beyond our store walls. It extends into our communities and around the world and affects the lives of people we will never meet.
We believe we have an opportunity and a responsibility to make a difference on the big issues that matter to us all. Issues like preserving the environment, fighting hunger, empowering women and providing access to healthy, affordable food. Walmart is driving meaningful change in a way that no other company can. And we’re committed to using our size and scale to help the world live better.
Sam Walton created Walmart to bring affordable household products to people in small towns. He put the customer first, building a strong company with dedicated associates and deeply rooted values of service, excellence, integrity and respect for the individual.
More than 50 years later, customers in 27 countries around the world trust Walmart to bring them food, apparel, household goods and other general merchandise at everyday low prices through stores and e-commerce – anytime, anywhere.
Along the way, Walmart has grown into the world’s largest company. We have more than 11,000 retail locations, employing more than 2 million associates and thousands of suppliers who, in turn, employ millions of people.
Because of our heritage, we seek to use our scale and capabilities to help others – not only customers and other Walmart stakeholders, but also society at large. We accomplish this by:
Creating economic opportunity for our associates, suppliers and people who work in retail and retail supply chains beyond Walmart
Enhancing the sustainability of our operations and product supply chains for people and the planet
Building strong communities where we operate
Read more about our work in these focus areas in 2015 Global Responsibility Report.