Using the Statement of Ethics

Our Statement of Ethics will introduce you to the behaviors and conduct that create an honest, fair and objective workplace while operating in compliance with all laws and our policies. It will help you recognize situations that might come up on your job which could be a violation of our company ethics. You’ll also learn what to do if you have questions about what is considered ethical conduct.


Vision Statement

The vision of Global Ethics is to promote ownership of Walmart's ethical culture to all stakeholders globally.


Are you making the right decisions?

When faced with making any decision, you should ask yourself the following questions:

  • Is it consistent with Our Beliefs?
  • Would I want others to know about it?

If the answer to either question is no consider whether your potential action complies with our Statement of Ethics. If it does not, identify a better plan of action. If you are unsure about a decision, talk to your manager or contact Global Ethics.

Walmart Policies & Local Laws

Walmart publishes several global policies, which are designed to give associates guidance that is the same for all locations. This Statement of Ethics is an example of a global policy. In addition, each business unit Walmart operates is expected to have a complete set of policies providing guidance to associates for the country in which they are working. Because these policies may vary by business unit or market, they are not linked to this Statement of Ethics. It’s our responsibility to know all of the policies that might apply to our areas of the business. If you’re not sure about the policies in your area, please talk to your manager, the Legal Department or Global Ethics.


Walmart conducts business in many countries around the world. Our associates are citizens of many countries. As a result, our operations are subject to many different laws, customs and cultures. Our operations must comply with all applicable local laws and regulations in addition to this Statement of Ethics. In some instances, the laws of two or more countries may conflict, or a local law may conflict with the Statement of Ethics. When you encounter a conflict, contact Global Ethics for guidance on how to apply the Statement of Ethics in your country.

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