Keep Accurate Records

Keeping honest and accurate financial records builds trust in our brand, informs our strategy, and helps operations run efficiently. We all share this responsibility.

  • Payroll records
  • Invoices
  • Expense reports
  • Sales or inventory data
  • U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filings

Integrity in Action


  • Never falsify a record or account. As a publicly traded company, Walmart has certain legal obligations to keep our records clear, accurate, timely, and complete. Never hide, alter, or disguise any business transaction.
  • Follow all internal processes and controls when creating and maintaining records. Even if you are not directly responsible for the preparation of disclosures or financial reports, you are responsible for reporting accurate information in the business records you prepare. Properly record information—including approvals, costs, sales, expense reports, and time records—in accordance with company procedures.
  • Meet records management requirements. Follow local records management and records retention policies.
  • Immediately report allegations of falsified financial records or interference with our internal controls on accurate financial reporting directly to Global Ethics & Compliance.

A coworker told me she smooths out our financial information so “good months” can help our “bad months.” Is this a problem?

Yes. Altering our accounts in this way is dishonest. This could lead to serious consequences for the individual and Walmart. Report this immediately to Global Ethics & Compliance.