Recognize and Avoid Conflicts of Interest

Fair and objective decisions build trust with our associates, customers, and third parties. When making business decisions, we put Walmart’s interests before personal interests. A conflict of interest occurs when personal interests interfere with, or may appear to interfere with, our work at Walmart. While we can’t list every circumstance, it’s important to know and avoid the common situations that could create a conflict or the perception of a conflict. Outside employment, financial investments, gifts and entertainment, and personal relationships are areas where conflicts can arise.


If you realize an activity or situation could influence or appear to influence your ability to make objective business decisions, let your manager, People Lead, or Ethics & Compliance know. They can help you take steps to avoid or resolve a conflict.