Walmart Reaches 5th Anniversary of Veterans Welcome Home Commitment With Announcement of More Than 200,000 Veteran Hires

Walmart has announced it has hired more than 200,000 veterans and promoted more than 28,000 to roles of greater responsibility since launching its Veterans Welcome Home Commitment five years ago. Recognizing the important skills and leadership abilities veterans possess, the commitment helps veterans find career opportunities at Walmart and aims to ease the sometimes difficult transition from active duty to civilian life. Walmart is now more than 80 percent of the way to reaching its goal of hiring 250,000 veterans by 2020. In May 2013, Walmart introduced the Veterans Welcome…

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Walmart Introduces Additional Measures to Help Curb Opioid Abuse and Misuse

Walmart Inc. supports policies and programs aimed at helping curb opioid abuse and misuse. Earlier this year, the company announced it would offer a free opioid disposal solution, DisposeRx, in all pharmacies, nationwide.   In an effort to continue to be part of the solution to our nation’s opioid epidemic, Walmart is introducing new policies, programs and tools aimed at curbing opioid misuse and abuse. These initiatives apply to all Walmart and Sam’s Club pharmacies and pharmacists in the United States and Puerto Rico. “We are taking action in the…

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Walmart and Safety 1st Unveil Made in America Stroller Produced From Recycled Car Seats

Walmart, Inc. and Dorel Juvenile, a segment of Dorel Industries Inc. and one of the world’s leading juvenile products manufacturers, today announced the launch of the Safety 1st RIVA Travel System – the first stroller made in the USA from a special blend of recycled materials, including recycled Safety 1st car seats. The high-quality car seat and stroller combo launch exclusively at select Walmart stores and on Walmart.com this month. Inspired by parent feedback and a mission to give back to its youngest users, Safety 1st spent years perfecting a…

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Walmart Announces 20 MMT of Supplier Emission Reductions through Project Gigaton

Walmart has announced that suppliers have reported reducing more than 20 million metric tons (MMT) of greenhouse gas emissions in the global value chain, as part of the company’s Project Gigaton initiative. Walmart launched Project Gigaton last April, seeking to work with suppliers to reduce emissions from the company’s value chain by a gigaton, or one billion metric tons, by 2030. The emissions reduction progress was shared at Walmart’s annual Sustainability Milestone Summit, where expanded commitments on solar and wind power, as well as electric vehicle (EV) charging stations, were…

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Walmart’s “Fight Hunger. Spark Change.” Campaign Gives Communities a Seat at the Table for Hunger Relief

Walmart kicked off its fifth annual nationwide “Fight Hunger. Spark Change.” campaign today online and in stores by asking its 150 million weekly shoppers to raise the bar to support the Feeding America network of 200 local food banks and the one in eight people who battle hunger in America at some point during the year. Walmart and Feeding America are doubling their meal goal to 200 million meals, increasing supplier participation to 14, and introducing the Walmart Credit Card as a new way for customers to get involved in…

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