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Walmart’s New Education Benefit Puts Cap and Gown Within Reach for Associates

Benefit includes free college credit for Walmart Academy training and options for associates to earn a college degree without incurring student loan debt
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BENTONVILLE, Ark., May 31, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Walmart has unveiled a new associate education benefit designed to remove barriers to college enrollment and graduation. The program is another step in the company’s commitment to train and educate workers to advance in the jobs of today - and the future.

Walmart Is Joining a Growing Movement to Get Stay-At-Home Moms Back Into the Workforce

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by Claire Zillman

The largest private employer in the United States is joining a growing movement to get more women back into the workforce.

Walmart Labs, the tech division of the retail giant, has signed onto Path Forward, a nonprofit that facilitates programs to aid caregivers—mainly moms—in returning to professional work after taking time off to look after children, a parent, or another loved one.

Walmart Reaches 5th Anniversary of Veterans Welcome Home Commitment With Announcement of More Than 200,000 Veteran Hires

The Walmart Foundation continues its support of female veterans with a $250,000 grant to the Women Veterans Network
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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.

Making Moments of Good

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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.  

Walmart Sustainability Milestone Meeting

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Tim Bohlke, Marketing Innovation Manager at Avery Dennison:

Walmart Highlights Economic, Societal and Environmental Progress in 2018 Global Responsibility Report Summary

Summary outlines Walmart’s milestones toward increasing economic opportunity, enhancing sustainability and strengthening local communities
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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.

Walmart Announces 20 MMT of Supplier Emission Reductions through Project Gigaton; Unveils Plans for Expanding Electric Vehicle Charging Stations and Doubling U.S. Wind and Solar Energy Use

Continued progress underlines company’s aspirational goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in its operations and value chain.
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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.

Bloomberg: Xi Has a New Signup for China’s Pollution Fight: Walmart

Retailer plans to reduce carbon emissions in China by 2030
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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's "Fight Hunger. Spark Change." Campaign Gives Communities a Seat at the Table for Hunger Relief

Walmart, Feeding America and Nextdoor are working to inspire discussions on hunger
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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.

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