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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. 

 

Immediately report allegations of falsified financial records or interference with our internal controls on accurate financial reporting directly to Global Ethics & Compliance.

Is it acceptable to markdown several items to zero but leave them on the shelves to sell because it will "help our inventory?"

No. The manipulation of markdowns is not only dishonest, but it also could affect the store's profitability. If you're being instructed to do this, report it to Global Ethics & Compliance immediately. 

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.