We started out with a single discount store in Northwest Arkansas and in less than 50 years grew to be the world's largest retailer. Our foundation of integrity has been a constant throughout that transformation. From the beginning, it has defined who we are as a company and how we arrive at where we're going next.
Walmart and Sam's Club serve customers and Members more than 200 million times per week at more than 10,000 retail units under 69 different banners in 27 countries. With fiscal year 2012 sales of $444 billion, we employ 2.1 million associates worldwide, working in concert across disciplines to save people money and to give them the means to live better.
A leader in sustainability, corporate philanthropy and employment opportunity, Walmart ranks among the top retailers in Fortune Magazine's "Most Admired Companies" survey. We accomplish this by dedicating every aspect of our business and ourselves to finding new and innovative ways of Making Better Possible.
We continue to deliver on Sam’s vision of saving people money so they can live better by challenging ourselves to stay ahead of the curve and to be the best in our respective fields and functions. In doing so, we’ve earned recognition in just about every category.
Learn more about how who we are has brought us to where we are.
As the world’s largest retailer, we’re aware that what we don’t produce is just as important as what we do. In line with our foundation of integrity and respect, we’re committed to being an efficient business and a good steward of the environment. Our sustainability goals are:
View our sustainability videos to see how we’re using renewable energy to save people money so they can live better:
By installing dozens of solar panels in our facilities, we’re keeping energy costs down to keep consumer costs down. And that’s just the start of how we’re harnessing the sun.
See how we work directly with wind farmers to deliver lower-cost energy to our stores and deliver on our promise of everyday low prices.
Go inside a California Supercenter to see how our associates are continuing to reduce, reuse and recycle in smart new ways.
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Transparency and accountability are part of how we become a better company. View our Global Responsibility Report.
Hear what our customers have to say about how we’re making their lives a little better.