Why We Have a Code

Walmart is a retail company—as well as a logistics, healthcare, manufacturing, real estate, and technology company. We are constantly changing. We make many decisions every day, and the right thing to do isn’t always clear. Our Code can help us make decisions that earn and build trust. It tells us about the behaviors we expect of each other and where to get more information or support. Our Code focuses on behaviors that:

Our Code reinforces that Walmart is committed to complying with the laws and regulations in all locations where we operate. Because we are a U.S. company operating globally, our associates around the world often are subject to additional legal requirements, including some U.S. laws. When local laws or common practices are not as strict, our Code still applies. If you believe our Code conflicts with local law, contact our Legal department for guidance on what to do.