The Walmart Foundation continues its support of female veterans with a $250,000 grant to the Women Veterans Network
Bentonville, AK, May 22, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Today, Walmart announced it has hired more than 200,000 veterans and promoted more than 28,000 to roles of greater responsibility since launching its Veterans Welcome Home Commitment five years ago. Recognizing the important skills and leadership abilities veterans possess, the commitment helps veterans find career opportunities at Walmart and aims to ease the sometimes difficult transition from active duty to civilian life. Walmart is now more than 80 percent of the way to reaching its goal of hiring 250,000 veterans by 2020.
From a donation that helped make a dream come true for a high school marching band to thanking military service members with care packages, General Mills, Cheerios and Walmart just wrapped up “Moments of Good.”
The campaign, from January through March, allowed Walmart and Cheerios to create one million special moments for people shopping in the retailer’s U.S. stores and within their surrounding communities.
Summary outlines Walmart’s milestones toward increasing economic opportunity, enhancing sustainability and strengthening local communities
BENTONVILLE, Ark., April 23, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Today, Walmart released a summary of its eleventh annual Global Responsibility Report (GRR), highlighting the company’s progress and accomplishments in fiscal year 2018 to increase economic opportunity, enhance sustainability of supply chains and strengthen local communities.
Continued progress underlines company’s aspirational goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in its operations and value chain.
BENTONVILLE, Ark., April 18, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Today, Walmart announced that suppliers have reported reducing more than 20 million metric tons (MMT) of greenhouse gas emissions in the global value chain, as part of the company’s Project Gigaton initiative. Walmart launched Project Gigaton last April, seeking to work with suppliers to reduce emissions from the company’s value chain by a gigaton, or one billion metric tons, by 2030.
Retailer plans to reduce carbon emissions in China by 2030
Chinese President Xi Jinping has vowed to slash pollution and prioritize living standards over unbridled growth. On the other side of the globe in Bentonville, Arkansas, the world’s largest retailer is signing on.
Walmart, Feeding America and Nextdoor are working to inspire discussions on hunger
BENTONVILLE, ARK., April 3, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Walmart kicked off its fifth annual nationwide “Fight Hunger. Spark Change.” campaign today online and in stores by asking its 150 million weekly shoppers to raise the bar to support the Feeding America network of 200 local food banks and the one in eight people who battle hunger in America at some point during the year.
The number of U.S. women-owned businesses (WOB) is increasing dramatically, yet they continue to contribute the same percentage to domestic business revenues as they did 20 years ago — about 4% of all revenue — in spite of the number of WOB growing 114% compared to 44% for all businesses in the same period. The country had an estimated 11.6 million WOB in 2017, according to American Express OPEN, with $1.7 trillion in revenue.
Looking after the global commons can cut costs and foster growth
Integrating sustainable practices into a company’s operations can improve business performance, spur technological innovation, inspire brand loyalty, and boost employee engagement.
That is our experience at Walmart, where investments in sustainability and efficiency in our own operations – and those made by our suppliers – have enabled us to save money, while striving to support jobs and help reduce impact on the environment.