What We Do
Business exists to serve society. For Walmart, this is true in many ways. As the world’s largest grocer, we provide convenient access to affordable food and other products to people around the world. And we do that in ways that help create economic opportunity, advance long-term environmental sustainability and strengthen local communities. This shared value approach is complemented by Walmart.org’s philanthropic investments, which focus on areas where we use our strengths and expertise and collaborate with others to bring about system-wide change.
- Creating OpportunityRetail is a powerful engine for economic opportunity – it’s true for Walmart associates, for the retail industry and in adjacent sectors as well. Our goal is to increase inclusive opportunity throughout retail and related sectors, as well as in technology, so that people can help build a better life for themselves and their families.
- Advancing SustainabilityWalmart aims to enhance sustainability of supply chains through promotion of and support for social and environmental sustainability efforts.
- Strengthening CommunityWalmart’s approximately 2.2 million associates live and work in local communities around the world. Strong, vibrant towns and cities that provide convenient access to healthier food, stable jobs and support in times of disasters are essential to building strong local economies. Over the years, Walmart has been intentional about leveraging our strengths, associates and other resources to build resiliency in communities.
- Center for Racial EquityAs part of Walmart’s larger efforts to address the drivers of systemic racism in society and accelerate change, Walmart and the Walmart Foundation committed $100 million over five years through Walmart.org's Center for Racial Equity. The center’s initiatives will fund research, advocacy, innovation of practices and tools, stakeholder…
Where We Give
North American Corridor
In the North American Corridor (the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Central America), our philanthropy is focused on strengthening worker dignity to increase market access, preserving nature through investments in conservation, restoration and more sustainable management. For example, a Walmart Foundation grant supports the Equitable Food Initiative’s (EFI) Responsibly Grown, Farm Worker Assured certification, helping to support smaller farmers and advance responsible labor practices.
Walmart.org invests in programs that help create economic opportunity, advance sustainability and equity and strengthen local communities in the U.S.
Walmart.org supports projects working to prevent food waste, improve food recovery solutions and advance equity for Black and Indigenous Canadians through food security and economic opportunity. Walmart also empowers its facilities to give back in their local communities across Canada.
Walmart.org invests in programs working to improve market access for smallholder farmers. In addition, we invest in programs that align with Walmart’s corporate initiatives in Mexico to enhance the social and environmental sustainability of product supply chains. Our local giving programs are supported by the Walmart Mexico Foundation which is funded by Walmart Mexico.
Walmart.org invests in programs that align with Walmart’s corporate initiatives in Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and El Salvador, working to increase sustainable livelihoods for smallholder farmers, drive economic opportunity and strengthen communities. Our local giving initiatives empower Walmart facilities to give back in their communities.
We invest in place-based partnerships in South America – with ongoing work in Brazil – that combine conservation, restoration and sustainable management to increase market access for people in supply chains and preserve forests. For example, a Walmart Foundation grant supports Instituto de Pesquisa Ambiental de Amazonia (IPAM), a non-profit that has been working in the Brazilian Amazon since 1995 to advance an environmentally sound, economically prosperous, and socially just Amazon. With this support, IPAM is helping to minimize deforestation by strengthening and providing resources for smallholder farmers in Brazil.
In Chile, our local giving initiative empowers Walmart stores, clubs and distribution centers to give back in their communities.
Our philanthropy in Southeast Asia supports conservation, restoration and more sustainable management of nature, while advancing dignity for people in supply chains. This work includes targeted grants toward combating deforestation and supporting pathways for responsible seafood sourcing.
For example, a 2019 Walmart Foundation grant to Conservation International supported a workshop for the Coalition for Sustainable Livelihoods in Indonesia with more than 130 stakeholders from the palm, cocoa, rubber and coffee supply chains. This workshop brought together smallholders, civil society, private sector and government representatives to create a roadmap for sustainable development in the North Sumatra and Aceh regions in Indonesia.
In India, Walmart.org invests in philanthropic programs that improve market access for farmers and align with Walmart’s corporate initiatives to enhance the social and environmental sustainability of product supply chains. Our local giving initiatives in India empower Walmart facilities to give back in their communities.
In China, Walmart.org invests in philanthropic programs that advance food safety in China through transparency, producer education and consumer education. Our local giving initiatives empower Walmart facilities to give back to their communities, enhancing the social and environmental sustainability of product supply chains in China.
In South Africa, Walmart.org invests in programs working to improve livelihoods for small and medium enterprises and expand economic opportunities. Our local giving initiatives in South Africa empower Walmart facilities to give back in their communities.