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Walmart Commits to Building Transparency in Seafood Supply Chains

Walmart Joins Ocean Disclosure Project
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Walmart aspires to help make choices easier and more transparent for people. We serve hundreds of millions of customers every year, and we advocate for them among suppliers to provide more sustainably produced products while maintaining the low prices customers expect.

12 Hours, 40 Miles and One Giant Heart for Kids

Sometimes a cause is so personal that it inspires a person to do extraordinary things – like attempting a 40-mile hike to raise money for sick children.
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These actions might seem small in the moment, but they end up touching the lives of people we’d never expect.

Affordable v. Eco-Friendly: You Shouldn’t Have to Choose

Wouldn’t it be great if you could just walk into a store and be confident the items you purchased were produced in a way that had the least amount of impact on the planet?
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By Zach Freeze, Walmart Senior Director, Sustainability

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By Zach Freeze, Walmart Senior Director, Sustainability

Walmart Announces $5 million Commitment for Hurricane Maria Relief

Walmart and the Walmart Foundation commit up to $5 million in cash and product to assist Puerto Rico with recovery efforts
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BENTONVILLE, Ark., September 28, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Walmart has committed $5 million in support of  Hurricane Maria relief efforts. This builds on the commitments previously announced by Walmart and the Walmart Foundation totaling $35 million to support 2017 hurricane assistance in response to Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma.

Food Companies Support Social Issues Despite Profit Pressures - CSR Minute

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The food industry is facing unprecedented pressure to change its practices and strategies, and boost its bottom lines. But behind the headlines about thin profit margins, cutthroat competition, changing consumer tastes, and technological disruption, the largest food companies are addressing social issues. Some examples:

Anti-Slavery Organization International Justice Mission Announces Grant From Walmart Foundation to Address Human Trafficking in Thai Fishing Industry

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BANGKOK, September 22, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Today International Justice Mission (IJM), the world’s largest international anti-slavery organization, announced support from the Walmart Foundation to address human trafficking, also known as modern slavery, in the Thai fishing industry.

Walmart Announces a New Customer Campaign to Assist with 2017 U.S. Hurricane Relief

For a second time, Walmart will match customer donations two-to-one with additional cash and product donations of up to $10 million
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BENTONVILLE, Ark., September 11, 2017/3BL Media/ – In response to the severe weather impacting the country, Walmart is committing up to $10 million in additional support for 2017 U.S. hurricane relief efforts. This will bring the total committed by Walmart to hurricane relief efforts this year to $30 million, building on the support provided in response to Hurricane Harvey that hit the Gulf region two-and-a-half weeks ago.

Walmart and the Walmart Foundation Announce at Least $1 Million Toward Hurricane Irma Relief and Recovery

Donations and needed supplies to assist organizations leading Irma’s relief efforts.
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BENTONVILLE, Ark., September 8, 2017 /3BL Media/ - In anticipation of Hurricane Irma, Walmart and the Walmart Foundation have made a commitment to provide support for relief efforts through cash and product donations of at least $1 million to organizations helping in response.

Jobs for Unemployed Veterans

After 18 years in the Army, Jeff was medically retired and having the all-too-common experience of struggling to find work after service. The happy ending began when social media connected him with one of his former soldiers who was a manager at Walmart.
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According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, just over 7,000 -- 4.5 percent of the 164,000 veterans in Oklahoma's work force -- are unemployed. But there's another 152,000 veterans who aren't considered in the work force, which means they're either not looking for jobs, or have given up looking.

"I would like to see us do better," said State Senator Frank Simpson, "because I think military people bring some unique skills with them that maybe their civilian counterparts don't have."

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