Corporate Responsibility is part of our company's work philosophy. Our commitment is to do the right thing, to act according to our values and principles in our day-to-day operations. We remain in a process of continuous improvement to guarantee sound performance in all social, environmental, and corporate governance issues.
Corporate Responsibility strategy key pillars are:
In 2014 we updated our Materiality study so as to align our Corporate Responsibility strategy. Said study brought to light 11 strategic material subjects, seven important ones, and two non-material issues. Currently it is going through an updating process with an independent consultant.
Yes, Walmart de México y Centroamérica has a comprehensive report, for more details please click here
Yes, in 2017 Walmart de México y Centroamérica's Annual Report was reviewed by KPMG Cárdenas Dosal, S.C. In addition, the GHG Inventory of the Company is reviewed by an independent consultant since 2012, as set out by the GHG Protocol for Standard Corporate Accounting and Reporting (WBCSD and WRI, 2005).
The Corporate Responsibility Committee defines the long-term strategy for the Company, adjusting business and decision-making processes, pertinent to each of the material subjects. The CEO of the Company presides over the Committee, whose members include the most relevant Vice Presidents for each of the areas of the Company. Their involvement is fundamental to strengthening Corporate Responsibility and to ensuring the commitment to always doing the right thing in social, environmental and governance issues. This Committee reports to the Board of Directors of the Company.
Walmart de México y Centroamérica is committed to working with suppliers and stakeholders to make the global supply chain more responsible every day. The Responsible Sourcing Program establishes the expectations that have to be met by suppliers; the facilities they use; risks are assessed; supply chain conditions are monitored through audits and investigations; and training and tools are provided to associates and suppliers across this industry.
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Walmart de México y Centroamérica uses social, safety, compliance, and environmental audits from third parties to assess general compliance of our suppliers to manage risks in the supply chain. Such audits are aimed at controlling, among other things, if workers are getting the right pay according to the type of work they perform, if labor hand is voluntary, if workers are not being exploited, if facilities are in line with all the laws and standards governing legal working age and health and safety-related matters regarding facilities. Each facility is assigned with a color rate based on a third party program evaluation and Walmart itself reviews the reports.
Yes, the Statement of Ethics regulates the integrity of a Walmart associate. The Statement of Ethics is a day-to-day tool to make honest, fair and objective decisions to operate, in compliance with the existing laws and policies. For further information click here.
Yes, Walmart de México y Centroamérica has a Global Ethics Line, available 24 hours a day, seven days a week for all associates around the world, and is equipped to serve in most local languages This line is staffed by people from a non-affiliated organization to Walmart, and where possible (and pursuant to local regulations), people calling to this line remain anonymous. In every case, associates privacy will be respected, to the extent possible, pursuant to law.
Yes, the Company has an Anticorruption Global Policy, for further details click here. Anticorruption is still the main focus of our Compliance Program. This team is responsible for developing processes that are part of the Global Anticorruption Procedure, based on a risk analysis. In addition, the team is in charge with the training of associates, TPIs and Business Partners.
Yes, the Company's community support program is aligned with the business strategy, such actions are focused on boosting small producers in need, working to fight hunger, giving support in natural disasters and encouraging volunteer activities among its associates.
Yes, Walmart de México y Centroamérica is committed to stopping climate change and to managing its carbon footprint. It has identified risks and opportunities stemming from climate change, so the Company has committed to conducting concrete efforts such as energy-efficient programs across its direct operations, the use of renewable energies, programs to reduce suppliers' environmental footprint, and a broad product offer with low environmental impact, among other initiatives.