Monitoring our supply chain*
Helping people live better has always been core to Walmart’s mission and the foundation of our business. This mission applies to our customers, associates and the workers who make the products we sell. In 1992, we developed our Ethical Sourcing program to verify the products we sell are produced in a way that provides dignity and respect for workers in the supply chain, while protecting the environment.
*All content for Walmart Canada's Ethical Sourcing section is sourced from the Walmart 2012 Global Responsibility Report.
|Key Performance Indicators||2010 Results||2011 Results|
|Number of Factory Audits:|
|Direct Imports by Walmart Canada||339 audits of 303 factories||442 audits of 384 factories|
|Domestic Imports (imports by Canadian suppliers)||622 audits of 540 factories||576 audits of 507 factories|
|Percentage of Unannounced Audits||50||50|
|Number of Factories disapproved||23||8|
|Number of suppliers and factory managers attending Ethical Standards training (globally)||8,819||1,790|