Walmart helps suppliers see the possibilities for new business opportunities
One of our suppliers in India, a nonprofit called Society for Child Development (SCD), founded by Dr. Madhumita Puri, had been working on recycling waste through a “Trash to Cash” program. SCD’s approach helps differently abled women and men earn a dignified livelihood through converting waste into products. In India, one notable source of waste comes from the flowers used at temples, which are then discarded. SCD helps collect these flowers every morning, after which they are sorted, cleaned, dried, powdered and turned into a product for the Indian festival of colors called Holi. Dr.
Approximately $150,000 in needed supplies and $100,000 in cash to go to organizations leading the relief effort
BENTONVILLE, Ark., June 30, 2016 /3BL Media/ – Walmart and the Walmart Foundation have made a commitment to provide support through cash and in-kind donations of $250,000 to organizations helping with relief efforts for those affected by the floods in West Virginia. Working closely with the Salvation Army, American Red Cross and Team Rubicon, coordination efforts are being made with elected officials and governmental entities across the region to meet the needs of those affected by the overwhelming flooding in the West Virginia region this week.
Today, at our home office in Bentonville we hosted our annual U.S. Manufacturing Summit and Open Call where we met with our suppliers and hundreds of potential suppliers who were here to pitch their American-made items to sell at Walmart. More than 2,000 people were registered to attend this event, and we had 800 buyer meetings scheduled as part of Open Call.
Thanks in part to Walmart's commitment to U.S. manufacturing, companies like Coleman are providing much-needed jobs to people like Chenier Tucker in Wichita, Kansas. Read about other companies making a difference at http://walmart.com/americanjobs
Walmart’s “Fight Hunger. Spark Change.” campaign encouraged people across the nation to take action against hunger and help families in need through simple acts of support online and in-store purchases and donations. Nationwide, the campaign raised more than $17 million to support the Feeding America nationwide network of food banks.
Walmart Foundation announces $2.6 million in grants to leading organizations dedicated to supporting transitioning military and their families
Bentonville, Ark., May 24, 2016 /3BL Media/ – Today, Walmart announced it has hired 130,828 veterans since it announced its Veterans Welcome Home Commitment in May 2013*. Of those veteran hires, 15,176 have been promoted to jobs with higher pay and greater responsibility.
A message from Kathleen McLaughlin, Chief Sustainability Officer, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
Last August, Walmart leaders joined the mayor of New Orleans and many others to commemorate the tenth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina – a devastating event that affected the entire U.S. Gulf Coast, including hundreds of thousands of Walmart customers and associates. We remembered the heroes and the victims, sponsored a citywide day of service and led a disaster resilience symposium with the United Nations RISE (Research Initiative for Social Equity) initiative.
Walmart has been making significant progress towards sustainable chemicals in consumables since 2013. This past January, Walmart pledged to begin publicly communicating progress on moving towards sustainable chemicals. This policy seeks to remove substances of high concern from personal care, paper, cleaning, pet, and baby products.
During Walmart’s recent Sustainability Showcase meeting, Walmart CEO Doug McMillon was joined by John Bryant, chairman and CEO of Kellogg Company; Dr. Mehmood Khan, vice chairman and chief scientific officer of PepsiCo; and David MacLennan, chairman and CEO of Cargill. The group discussed environmental initiatives that are key to their companies as well as how they’re working with Walmart and others on more sustainable practices.