No. 22 | Walmart
Doug McMillonPresident and CEO
“We remain focused on building teams that are diverse and inclusive and fostering an environment where people have the opportunity for continued growth. We at Walmart believe that unique identities, experiences, styles, abilities and perspectives should be respected — more than that, we believe they should be held up and valued as essential.”
Ben HasanSenior Vice President and Global Chief Culture, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer
“The year 2020 tested us as individuals and institutions and placed greater emphasis on the work of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion professionals. This recognition by DiversityInc is a humbling acknowledgment of the progress we’ve made on DEI, and is a catalyst that will continue pushing us to build a better Walmart for everyone.”
From The Company
While Walmart has had a team focused on diversity and inclusion since 2003, the creation of its Global Office of Culture, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in 2015 marked an intentional and strategic move to evolve DEI work from transactional, compliance-based programming to transformational, business-driven culture change.
Meeting the changing wants and needs of its customers requires Walmart to be innovative and agile, and this is where the company believes its DEI initiatives are a strategic lever for unlocking increased business performance.
Innovation requires differentiation, and in order to differentiate, you must surround yourself with people with unique styles, experiences, identities, abilities and perspectives. Walmart aspires to have a workforce at all levels of the organization that reflects the customers and communities they serve. That’s diversity.
At Walmart, inclusion means creating the kind of culture where associates feel welcomed, comfortable and safe in bringing their authentic self to work each day, and are engaged and empowered by inclusive leaders to be high performers. Inclusion is how Walmart seeks to tap into the full potential of its diversity and leverage it as a true asset for creating shared value for the business, associates, customers, suppliers and the community alike.
Read more at Walmart.com/Diversity.
U.S. Headquarters: Bentonville, AR
Global Employees: 2.2 million+
2020 DiversityInc Top 50 Ranking: No. 32
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