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Headquarters : 702 Southwest 8th Street, Bentonville, AR 72716 United States of America United States of America web www.walmartstores.com tel. (479) 273-4000 stock : WMT analytics

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« Ethical » rating of Wal-Mart Stores , group and subsidiaries

Labor 40 Pollution 4 Fraud 3 Offshore 1 Sales 401 Bn $.€ /year Profit 105 Bn $.€ /1998 Wage 1546 *min. Influence 4 Infocom 17
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year
business
source
200766% of the goods imported by Wal-Mart into the United States come from China.National Labor Committee
2006Wal-Mart sells 19% of the food consumed in the United-States.Les Echos
2006Americans spend $35 million every hour at Wal-Mart, 24 hours a day, every day of the year.Chicago Tribune
2006Between 1990 and 2000, 31 supermarket chains sought bankruptcy protection, including 27 that cited Wal-Mart as a factor.Chicago Tribune
2006In China, 130 000 employees, employed by subcontractors, work for Wal-Mart.Le Monde Diplomatique
2006Wal-Mart is the largest importer of the United States.Reuters
2006Wal-Mart has more than 60 000 suppliers.Financial Times
2006Wal-Mart sells a third of the DVD bought in the United States.Les Echos
2006Wal-Mart is the second foreign retailer in China with 66 hypermarkets.AFP
2005Brazil's third-largest retailer with 22 Wal-part superstores, 15 Sam's Club, 116 Bompreço and 2 Todo Dia.Les Echos
2005Wal-Mart sells 40% of the products bought in Mexican supermarket.War on Want
2004Wal-Mart sells 21% of the Toys bought in the United-StatesAP
2004World's largest retailer with 5305 superstores.
» More business descriptions and market shares for Wal-Mart Stores.
subsidiarycountry%source
Asda Group United Kingdom100
Bompreco Brazil100Bloomberg
Bounteous Co China35
Cifra Grupo Mexico53
Distribucion y Servicio Chile50,01Les Echos
McLane Co. Inc. United States of America100
Seiyu Japan95,1Les Echos
» More subsidiaries of Wal-Mart Stores
country
address & contact : production type
incentive source
Bangladesh Bangladesh
Luman Group, Dakha : baby jackets
 Business Week
Bangladesh Bangladesh
Beximco :
 US Newswire
Bangladesh Bangladesh
Beximco Factory, Dhaka Export Processing Zone (EPZ), Savar, Dhaka :
 National Labor Committee
Brazil Brazil
: 155 commerces
 Les Echos
China China
: worldwide purchasing headquarters
 Alternet
China China
Shuihe Electronics Factory :
 AFP
China China
Tianjin Yuhua garment Industrial Company, 217 Hebei Road, Tianjin : shirts
 National Labor Committee
China China
Qin Shi factory, Zhongshan City, Guangdong : handbags
 National Labor Committee
United States of America United States of America
Walton Institute : université
 Global Learning Resources Inc.
Honduras Honduras
Ecotex factory, Choloma :
 National Labor Committee
Honduras Honduras
Seolim Baracoa Factory, Omoa, Department of Cortes : White Stag and Faded Glory labels
 National Labor Committee
Honduras Honduras
Evergreen Factory, Rio Blanco Industrial Park :
 National Labor Committee
Honduras Honduras
Uniwear Embroiders Honduras SA, Rio Blanco Industrial Park :
 National Labor Committee
Cayman Islands Cayman Islands
Wal-Mart Cayman (Sterling) Finance Co :
Offshore finance, secret bank account, tax haven, shell companies or free zone(s)
Cayman Islands Cayman Islands
Wal-Mart Cayman (Canadian) Finance Co :
Offshore finance, secret bank account, tax haven, shell companies or free zone(s)
Cayman Islands Cayman Islands
Wal-Mart Cayman (Euro) Finance Co :
Offshore finance, secret bank account, tax haven, shell companies or free zone(s)
India India
Wal-Mart increases technology activities in India : Sous-traitance,
 Reuters
India India
Ouverture de supermarchés en joint-venture avec Bharti. : Production,
 AFP
India India
Diamond Exports, New Delhi : Sous-traitance, pyjamas, robes
 L'Express
Jordan Jordan
Western Factory : Sous-traitance,
 Campaign for Labor Rights
Jordan Jordan
Irbid, QIZ : Apparel
 Middle East Economic Digest
Myanmar Myanmar
Ever Green Overseas garment factory :
 Maquila Solidarity Network
Puerto Rico Puerto Rico
Amigos Supermercados :
 

  • Human impact

year name
photo position; compensation
source
2006Scott, H Lee
See the photo of: Scott, H Lee Chief Executive Officer; salary: 5,59 million US$;
2005Duke, Mike
See the photo of: Duke, Mike Vice-president;
2005Menzer, John
See the photo of: Menzer, John Vice-president;
2005Scott, H Lee
See the photo of: Scott, H Lee Chief Executive Officer; salary: 17,5 million US$;
War on Want
2004Glass, David D
See the photo of: Glass, David D Chairman;
2003Burns, M Michelle
See the photo of: Burns, M Michelle Director;
2003Coughlin, Thomas
See the photo of: Coughlin, Thomas Vice-president; salary: 7,6 million US$; stock-options: 0,38 million US$;
2003Dillman, Linda M
See the photo of: Dillman, Linda M Vice-president;
2003Opie, John
See the photo of: Opie, John Director;
2003Schoewe, Thomas
See the photo of: Schoewe, Thomas Chief Financial Officer; salary: 3,45 million US$;
2003Scott, H Lee
See the photo of: Scott, H Lee Chief Executive Officer; salary: 17,69 million US$; stock-options: 0,12 million US$;
2003Szostak, Anne
See the photo of: Szostak, Anne Director;
2003Walton, Sir Robert
See the photo of: Walton, Sir Robert Chairman;
2003Watts, Claire A
See the photo of: Watts, Claire A Vice-president;
2002Chambers, Susan
See the photo of: Chambers, Susan Vice-president;
2002Menzer, John B
See the photo of: Menzer, John B Chief Operating Officer;
2001Breyer, James W
See the photo of: Breyer, James W Director;
2001Coughlin, Thomas M
See the photo of: Coughlin, Thomas M Vice-president;
2001Glass, David D
See the photo of: Glass, David D Chairman; salary: 2,7 million US$; attendance fee: 6,08 million US$;
2001Haworth, James H
See the photo of: Haworth, James H Vice-president;
2001Herkert, Craig R
See the photo of: Herkert, Craig R Chief Operating Officer;
2001Hyde, Thomas D
See the photo of: Hyde, Thomas D Vice-president;
2001McMillon, C Douglas
See the photo of: McMillon, C Douglas Vice-president;
2000Degn, Douglas J
See the photo of: Degn, Douglas J Vice-president;
2000Dible, David J
See the photo of: Dible, David J Vice-president;
2000Peterson, Coleman H
See the photo of: Peterson, Coleman H Vice-president;
2000Scott, H Lee
See the photo of: Scott, H Lee Chief Executive Officer;
2000Turner, B Kevin
See the photo of: Turner, B Kevin Vice-president;
1999Holley, Charles M
See the photo of: Holley, Charles M Vice-president;
1998Fitzsimmons, Joseph J
See the photo of: Fitzsimmons, Joseph J Vice-president;
1998Ford, Rollin L
See the photo of: Ford, Rollin L Vice-president;
1998Glass, David D
See the photo of: Glass, David D Chief Executive Officer; salary: 1,57 million US$;
Forbes
1998Hernandez, Roland
See the photo of: Hernandez, Roland Director;
1998Spragg, Gregory E
See the photo of: Spragg, Gregory E Vice-president;
1998Villarreal, Jose
See the photo of: Villarreal, Jose Director;
1996Connoly, Robert F
See the photo of: Connoly, Robert F Vice-president;
1996Gault, Stanley C
See the photo of: Gault, Stanley C Director;
1995Duke, Michael T
See the photo of: Duke, Michael T Vice-president;
1994Swanson, Celia M
See the photo of: Swanson, Celia M Vice-president;
1992Walton, John T
See the photo of: Walton, John T Director;
1992Walton, S Robson
See the photo of: Walton, S Robson Chairman of the Board;
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social impact : country
source
2010
-11200
Internal restructuring: Wal-Mart cuts 10% of its Sam's Club subsidiary.: United States of America
Les Echos
2009
-1200
Closure/Bankruptcy: Wal-Mart closes 6 Sam's Club stores in Canada.: Canada
Les Echos
2009
-700
Internal restructuring: Wal-Mart restructures its headquarters in Arkansas.: United States of America
Les Echos
2008
ILO violation 1, 26 : The Meridian Garment factory in Jordan's Ad Dulayl Industrial Zone produces garments for Wal-mart and Hanes. Human Trafficking: Sixty percent of the 1,400 foreign guest workers at the factory have been stripped of their passports--which have been confiscated by management. Routine 16 to 16 1/2 hour daily shifts, from 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. or 12 midnight, with an all-night 19 1/2 to 22 hour shift on Thursdays, from 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 or 6:00 a.m. the following morning if they receive Friday off, which is supposedly the weekly holiday. Workers are at the factory 99 hours a week. Beatings, Threats of Imprisonment and Forced Deportation; Women Trapped in the Industrial Park: Women workers report being cursed at, threatened, slapped and beaten by factory managers. Any worker daring to ask for their legal rights is threatened with imprisonment and forcible deportation. Currently 20 workers are being threatened with deportation. Women workers are trapped within the confines of the industrial zone. Management physically prevents the women from leaving the zone, even to shop or visit friends. * Cheated of their Wages: Including forced overtime without pay and other illegal deductions, the workers are routinely shortchanged of 37 percent of the wages legally due them, earning just $45.63 for an 80-hour-plus workweek. Women are paid just eight cents for each pair of White Stag women's pants they sew for Wal-mart.: Jordan
National Labor Committee
2008
-30
Internal restructuring: Wal-Mart Stores is set to shake up its sluggish apparel unit by shutting two divisions at its Arkansas headquarters, eliminating dozens of positions and moving dozens more to New York. Wal-Mart is aiming to strip out excess costs and promote low prices as its core, lower-income shoppers are being squeezed by a deteriorating housing market, higher food and fuel costs and a credit market crunch.: United States of America
Reuters
2007
1900000
2007
-100
Internal restructuring: WAL-MART Stores Inc will reduce its employees in China by more than 100 as part of a restructuring program in its Global Procurement Division in Shenzhen, Shanghai, Putian and Dongguan after pressure mounted on the firm due to slower profit growth.: China
Shanghai Daily
2007
ILO violation 1,26,87,98,138 : Wal-Mart Christmas ornament workers in Guangzhou Huanya Gift toil 10 to 12 to 15 hours a day, seven days a week, and going for months on end without receiving a single day off. They work at the factory a minimum of 84 hours a week, while at least half the workers are at the factory 105 hours a week. Many workers earn as little as 26 cents an hour—just half of China's legal minimum wage. Workers handle toxic chemicals without protective gear. Some children as young as 12 worked in the factory. Anyone daring to take a Sunday off will be docked 2 ½ days' wages.: China
National Labor Committee
2007
ILO violation 1,26 : At the Classic Fashion Apparel Industry, Al Hassan Industrial City, Irbid, Jordan: Workers are paid just $39.10 a week and $169.42 a month (120 JD) for working a minimum of 78 hours a week, including 30 hours of mandatory overtime. On average, the workers are earning just 50 cents an hour, which is well below the 75-cent legal minimum wage, not to mention the legal overtime premiums due the workers. What makes matters even worse is that management deducts $35.30 each month for room and board, reducing the workers' take-home wage to just $30.95 a week, which is less than half of the $64.88 the workers are legally owed.: Jordan
National Labor Committee
2007
ILO violation 111 : At least two young women from Sri Lanka, recruited as foreign guest workers to work at the Classic Fashion Apparel factory in the Al Hasan Industrial Park in Jordan, report being raped by managers at the factory. The women sewed clothing for Wal-Mart, Jones Apparel/Gloria Vanderbilt and other U.S. companies. The victims, both assaulted early in 2007, are Ms. Nisansala and Ms. Nine Maris. Both are now in Sri Lanka and willing to tell their stories. Ms. Nine Maris was raped by Mr. Anil, a manager at the Classic factory. After becoming noticeably pregnant, she was deported back to Sri Lanka. Ms. Nisansala reports being raped by another factory manager, Mr. Sintaiker. Receiving no help from the Jordanian authorities, Ms. Nine Maris filed a court suit against Mr. Anil in Sri Lanka. Apparently Mr. Anil has had to make several trips to Sri Lanka to deal with the suit against him. In 2006, the National Labor Committee released a year-long undercover report documenting the descent of the U.S.-Jordan Free Trade Agreement into human trafficking and involuntary servitude. We also named several garment factories such as Al Safi and Western, where young women had reported being raped. In Al Safi, a young Bangladeshi woman--according to the workers no more than 20 years of age--reportedly committed suicide by hanging herself in a bathroom after being raped by a plant manager. The Jordanian government said it was unable to discover any sexual assault or related crimes in any of its garment factories.: Jordan
National Labor Committee
2007
ILO violation 87,98 : At the ZhiFeng factory, a Wal-Mart's subcontractor in China, any worker who falls behind the mandatory production goals set each day will be barred from working overtime for a full week as punishment; any worker arriving five minutes late will be fined 2 ½ hours’ wages, any worker missing a day are docked three days’ wages, any workers who objects the full search at the entrance of the factory is fined 30 RMB ($3.99)—more than seven hours’ wages.: China
National Labor Committee
2007
ILO violation 1,26,87,98 : At Zhifeng Hardware and Plastics Factory, a subcontractor for Wal-Mart located at Shiyan Lake, Hongxing Village, Bao’an District, Gongming Town, Shenzhen City, Guangdong Province in China. Working seven days a week, 68 ½ hour week, including 28 ½ hours of overtime, while earning as little as 54 cents an hour and $36.73 for the entire week. The combined cost to eat and house themselves poorly still amounts to $86.23 a month, which consumes 93 percent of their base wage of just $92.84 a month.: China
National Labor Committee
2006
minimum wage/day: 1,65 US$; ILO violation 26 : China
Le Monde Diplomatique
2006
ILO violation 29 : Wal-Mart has been ordered to pay at least $78m in compensation to workers who were forced to work during breaks. A jury in a Pennsylvania court decided that Wal-Mart broke a state law by refusing to pay staff for the extra work they did. The class action was brought by about 187,000 staff who worked for Wal-Mart between March 1997 and May 2006. The former employee who headed the case, Dolores Hummel, who worked at branch of Wal-Mart owned wholesaler Sam's Club for 10 years, said she regularly had to work during breaks and after closing time because of work demands. She estimated she worked between eight and 12 hours unpaid each month. A lawyer for the plaintiffs, Michael Donovan, said he would seek an extra $62m in damages because the jury had found that Wal-Mart acted in bad faith.: United States of America
BBC News
2006
ILO violation 87,98 : Workers producing clothes for Wal-Mart at the Korean-owned Chong Won Fashion garment factory in the Philippines were attacked by a combined force of municipal and free trade zone police and private security guards for striking and picketing outside the factory gates. According the Philippine Workers’ Assistance Centre (WAC), 22 union members were injured in the attack. Workers walked off the job on September 25 to protest their employers’ refusal to negotiate a first collective bargaining agreement.: Philippines
Maquila Solidarity Network
2006
ILO violation 29,87,98,138 :
AFP
2006
ILO violation 1,131,87,98 : Four young women, including a 16 year-old girl, were raped by managers at the Western Factory.Some 14 and 15 year-old child workers;Mandatory 16 to 20-hour shifts from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 midnight or 4:00 a.m.;Forced to work seven days a week, with just four days off in ten months; At the factory 114 hours a week;Despite working 109 hours a week, the workers were not paid for six months;Even when the workers were lucky enough to be paid, they were still cheated of 65 percent of the wages legally due them, earning just $25.38—or 23 cents an hour, for 109 hours of work;: Jordan
Campaign for Labor Rights
2006
ILO violation 1,131, 87,98 : Al Shahaed factory workers, sewing for Wal-Mart clothes, routinely forced to work 16, 24, 38 and even 72-hour shifts for an average wage of two cents an hour. Workers beaten with sticks and belts. Guest workers are stripped of their passport and held in servitude.: Jordan
Campaign for Labor Rights
2006
Wal-Mart systematically denied lunch-breaks to thousands of employees. Wal-Mart is fined $200m by a California court.: United States of America
The Independent
2005
ILO violation 29 : In December 2005, a California court ruled Wal-Mart must pay $172m in compensation to 116,000 employees who had been denied meal breaks.: United States of America
BBC News
2005
ILO violation 1, 87,98, : At the Huangwu No. 2 Toy factory manufacturing toys for Wal-Mart, Workers are forced to work 15 to 19 hours a day, from 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m., or even until 3:00 a.m., seven days a week. Workers must complete one operation every three seconds, repeating the same furious motion 10,000 times a day. The constant repetition wears off their skin, leaving them with sore, blistered and bleeding hands and fingers: China
National Labor Committee
2005
ILO violation 138 : Wal-Mart's tee-shirts "I love my Wal-Mart" and "Simply Basic" are sewed by children from 10 to 13 years/old in Bangladesh paid less than 0,1 US$ an hour.: Bangladesh
National Labor Committee
2005
ILO violation 1, 29, 138 : A 13 years-old girl is working at a factory producing tee-shirt for Wal-Mart is slapped in the face, told she’s a prostitute and a whore for falling behind production schedule. She had been working in factories since she was 5. She is paid so little she cannot even buy a toothbrush.: Bangladesh
The Cornell Daily Sun
2005
Selon un rapport interne de Wal-Mart: pour réduire ses dépenses de santé, Wal-Mart ne veut embaucher que des bien portants et cherche à se débarrasser de ses « gros ». « Entre 2002 et 2005, les frais de couverture (médicale et de retraite complémentaire, NDLR) ont crû bien plus vite que nos ventes, passant de 1,5 % à 1,9 % de notre chiffre d'affaires. Ces dépenses ont progressé de 15 % par an, passant de 2,8 à 4,2 milliards de dollars. » « Il sera bien plus facile d'attirer et de retenir des salariés en bonne santé que de changer le comportement de nos effectifs actuels, bien qu'il n'existe pas de différence dans leur productivité, les salariés employés depuis sept ans coûtent 55 % de plus que les salariés ayant un an d'ancienneté. »: United States of America
Les Echos
2005
Près de la moitié des enfants des 1,33 million d'employés américains de Wal-Mart sont inscrits aux programmes d'aide médicale pour les défavorisés. La politique salariale de Wal-Mart a conduit à un recul de 2,2 % des salaires nominaux entre 1985 et 2004 dans l'ensemble du pays.: United States of America
France 2
2005
ILO violation 1,29, 26, 87, 98 : Workers at a Wal-Mart supplier in Guanddong province work up to 130 hours per week for an average 16,5 US cents an hour.: China
War on Want
2005
ILO violation 87, 98 : 11 days after 6 workers of the meat-cutting department of the Wal-Mart's Supercentre in Jacksonville, Texas succeeded in creating the first union, Wal-Mart shut down all meat-cutting department in all Supercentres, replacing fresh cuts of meat with pre-packaged meat.: United States of America
War on Want
2005
ILO violation 87,98 : Since 1995, the US National Labor Relations Board has issued more than 60 complaints against Wal-Mart for violations of workers' right to organise, including illegal firing workers who attempt to organise a union, unlawful surveillance, threats and intimidations of workers.: United States of America
War on Want
2005
ILO violation 1, 87,98 :
AFP
2005 Los Angeles Times
2005
ILO violation 87, 98 : La Cour Suprême du Canada a confirmé le jugement initial de la Commission des relations du travail de l'Etat du Saskatchewan. Suite à une plainte déposée par le syndicat des Travailleurs unis de l'alimentation et du commerce, celle-ci exige depuis mai 2004 du distributeur qu'il rende public tous les documents relatifs à sa politique anti-syndicale.: United States of America
Le Bulletin des agriculteurs
2005
Va payer 11 millions de dollars pour mettre fin à l'amiable à des poursuites sur le travail d'immigrés clandestins dans des magasins aux Etats-Unis : "Discrimination et exploitation" envers 300 employés, immigrés clandestins en 2003:
AGEFI
2005
-190
Closure/Bankruptcy:
Les Barons Marqués
2005
ILO violation 138 : Entre 1998 et 2002, 24 infractions en matière de travail des enfants; a payé une amende de 135 540 $: United States of America
Canadian Press
2004
1500000
2004
2004 Les Barons Marqués
2004
ILO violation 138 : Internal audit found 1371 violations of child-labor laws, including minors working too late, too many hours, on 60000 occasions, workers missed breaks and on 16000 they skipped meal times, in violation of most state labor regulations.: United States of America
AP
2002
minimum wage/day: 1,6 US$; ILO violation 1, 29, 87, 98, 105, : up to 14-hour workday, night shifts of up to 14 ½ hours, workers forced to work double shifts around the clock from 7:00 a.m. until the following morning, Verbal and Physical Abuse and Sexual Harassment, anti-union practices: Lesotho
Maquila Solidarity Network
2002
Average 12-13 work hours/day:
Hong Kong Christian Industrial Committee
2002
1383000
2002
Forced overtime, managers deleted hours from employee timecards to avoid paying overtime…: United States of America
New York Times
2002
ILO violation 26, 131 : 13 cents an hour: China
Alternet
2002
ILO violation 29, 105 : 13- to 16-hour days, up to 20-hour shifts in peak season: China
Alternet
2002
ILO violation 138 : 1,400 child-labor laws violations in Maine alone: United States of America
Alternet
2002
1244000
2001
minimum wage/day: 0,67 US$; ILO violation 26, 131 : Bangladesh
Business Week
2000
Wal-Mart Stores illegally fired 10 wal-mart employees that had succeeded in unionizing.: United States of America
The Nation
2000
ILO violation 1, 87, 98 : workers locked in factory, work 90-hour weeks, overtime not paid:
Business Week
2000
forced and unpaid overtime, 69000 employees in Colorado, 50 millions US$ settlement: United States of America
New York Times
2000
ILO violation 29 : Forced labor: Myanmar
United Food and Commercial Workers Union
2000
ILO violation 87 98 : Unions are not tolerated in Burma, and there is no evidence that collective bargaining exists there: Myanmar
Maquila Solidarity Network
1999
minimum wage/day: 3,4 US$; ILO violation 138 : Young women enter these factories at 14, 15, 16 and 17 years old.: Honduras
National Labor Committee
1999
minimum wage/day: 1,2 US$; ILO violation 1, 26, 131 : young women making shirts for Wal-Mart are forced to work 87 hours a week and paid 9 to 20 cents an hour for 80 hours, Beximco garment factory: Bangladesh
US Newswire
1999
1140000
1998
ILO violation 1, 29, 105 : up to 14-hour daily shifts / occasional mandatory 24-hour shifts, working right through the night / seven-day work weeks / if a worker cannot stay for the overtime, they are suspended without pay or fired.: Honduras
National Labor Committee
1998
825000
1998
ILO violation 87, 98 : The right to organize is totally denied. Anyone even suspected of organizing a union is immediately, and illegally, fired. The workers do not even have the right to meet so they can learn their rights, let alone raise a grievance.: Honduras
National Labor Committee
year
employees
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social impact : country
source
 58 informations, access to subscribers
year
country : consequences
source
2007United States of America : The state of California had launched a lawsuit against 20 US companies, accusing them of manufacturing or selling toys with illegal quantities of lead. The list of defendants includes: A&A Global Industries, Costco Wholesale, Eveready Battery Company, Fisher-Price, KB Toys, Kids II, Kmart, Marvel Entertainment, Mattel, Michael Stores, RC2 Corporation, Sears, Target, Toy Investments, Toys'R'Us, Wal-Mart.AFP
2006 : Wal-Mart spends 68 billion US dollars a year in packaging. In 2005, Wal-Mart promised to reduce waste and energy use amid criticism from labor groups and politicians that its business practices contribute to congestion and pollution.Bloomberg
2004United States of America : $3.1 million in fines for violating the Clean Water Act at 24 sites in nine statesNew York Times
2001United States of America : 1000000US$ fine for "widespread water pollution".Washington Post
year
country : consequences
source
 4 informations, access to subscribers

yearfinancial misdemeanorsalesincome buybacksource
2009   15billion US$Les Echos
2009   40113,4   billion US$Les Echos
2008   11,7billion US$Les Echos
2008   378,812,73   billion US$L'Expansion
2007   34811,28   billion US$
2006   35011,41   billion US$
2005   28710,27   billion US$
2005 Predatory pricing. Wal-Mart vice-president in Mexico, Raul Arguelles: "Every store manager has authority to lower prices if he sees the store across the street selling for less. If you have to lower the price, you lower it".     War on Want
2004   285,210,3 10billion US$
2004   7billion US$CBS Marketwatch
2003   256,39,05   billion US$Les Echos
2002 «Dead peasant insurance»: secretly bought life insurance on employees with the company as beneficiary for investment and tax purposes: tax-free investment income, tax deductions on interest paid on loans against the policy, tax free death benefits.     Wall Street Journal
2002   217,86,67   billion US$
2001   191,336,3   billion US$
2000   165,015,38   billion US$
1999   137,634,43   billion US$
1999    
1999   0,001billion US$SmartMoney
1998   1173,53   billion US$
1998   1,6billion US$Women's Wear Daily
1997   104,863,06   billion US$
1996   93,632,74   billion US$
1995   82,492,68   billion US$
1994   67,342,33   billion US$
1993   55,482   billion US$
1992   43,891,61   billion US$
1991   32,61,29   billion US$
1990   25,811,08   billion US$
1989   20,650,84   billion US$
yearfinancial misdemeanorsalesincomeassetsbuybacksource
 29 informations, access to subscribers
year
purpose : intermediary/lobby : institution
source
2006Promote tax breaks for off-shore holdings, greater restrictions on union organizing, and Medicare prescription drug benefits. : 6 lobbyists in Washington : : US Congress translatePublic Eye
2004Regulation favorable to company's interests : Contribution to Candidate's Political Action Committee : amount: 2100 thousand US$ : US President, Congress, Senate translatePublic Eye
2004Regulation favorable to company's interests : Biggest business donor to the 2004 US election campaign : : US President translateWar on Want
1998Regulation favorable to company's interests : Contribution to Candidate's Political Action Committee : amount: 136 thousand US$ : US President, Congress, Senate translateCenter for Responsive Politics
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year
purpose : intermediary/lobby : institution
source
 4 informations, access to subscribers
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yeardonatorcountryamountsource
2004EtatUnited States of America2 million US$
2004EtatUnited States of America1000 million US$CNN
yeardonatorcountryamountsource
 2 informations, access to subscribers
year
dubious practice : image
source
2008slogan: Save money. Live better.;
2008Arguable partnership: Wal-Mart is the sponsor of more than 100 000 organisations: value: Care;
2008Arguable partnership: Wal-Mart is the sponsor of the National Center of the Missing and Exploited Children: value: Human care;
2008Arguable partnership: Wal-Mart is the sponsor of the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation: value: Nature;
2008 value: We save people money so they can live better.;
2007Disinformation: Wal-Mart has turned to the Edelman public relations firm to help it deal with its latest environmental black eye. The retail giant is charged with selling wood products made from timber harvested from protected Russian forests. Chinese suppliers are using that less expensive wood to meet Wal-Mart's tight pricing structures. The charges were levied by The Environmental Investigation Agency in a lengthy report. Edelman responded for its client by saying that the company will "continue to encourage and advise our supplier partners to source from sustainable and ethical sources." They also asserted that by 2010 they would achieve full transparency regarding its wood suppliers. This goal is part of Wal-Mart's guidelines for their Wood Furniture Supplier Preference Program, but they refused to provide a copy to the public, saying it is an internal document.: O'Dwyer's PR Daily
2007Disinformation: The Edelman PR firm created the front group Working Families for Wal-Mart on behalf of their client, the retail giant. With Wal-Mart funding, Edelman ran the faux citizens' group to counter union critics like WakeUpWalMart.com, founded by the United Food and Commercial Workers and Wal-Mart Watch, founded by the Service Employees International Union.: PR Watch
2006Deceptive advertising: The Cornucopia Institute has filed a formal legal complaint with the USDA asking them to investigate allegations of illegal “organic” food distribution by Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. Cornucopia has documented cases of nonorganic food products being sold as organic in Wal-Mart’s grocery departments. Cornucopia notified Wal-Mart’s CEO Lee Scott in a letter on September 13, 2006 alerting the company to the problem and asking that it address and correct the situation on an immediate basis. But the same product misrepresentations were again observed weeks later, throughout October, at separate Wal-Mart stores in multiple states. The Cornucopia Institute also accused Wal-Mart of cheapening the value of the organic label by sourcing products from industrial-scale factory-farms and Third World countries, such as China.: The Free Press
2006Arguable partnership: Working Families for Wal-Mart, a 100 000 members association, is partly funded by Wal-Mart and has a mission to support Wal-Mart.: value: Community, family values.;
2005Arguable partnership: Wal-Mart officials announced their $220,000 donation to charities.: value: Compassion;
2005Disinformation: McKinsey & Company told Wal-Mart, "The public believes [Wal-Mart] treats its employees poorly and is a negative force in communities." The report suggests steps for "managing change," including to "spread messages that it cares for employees, build local relationships, increase local philanthropy.": public relations: MWashington Post
2005slogan: Allways low prices;
2005Arguable partnership: Phi Delta Kappa International: $10,000 grant: value: Education; ad budget: 395 million US$; Advertising Age
2004Disinformation: Hill and Knowlton invites 50 journalists to "try to help journalists understand our business, how we do business, and about us as people.", bought full-page ads in more than 100 newspapers to spotlight its message: public relations: HAP
2004Arguable partnership: Don pour les victimes du tsunami: 2000000 de dollars: value: Humanitaire; AFP
2004slogan: Operating globally and giving back locally.;
2004slogan: Everyday low prices;
2004slogan: Toujours des prix bas;
2003Disinformation: PR campaign with Fleishman-Hillard: corporate image analysis: public relations: FNew York Times
2003Arguable partnership: Donated $20 million to United Way: value: Entraide;
2003Arguable partnership: Be a Good Neighbour: $1.7 million to community groups holding a project to clean up an area, landscape a community property: value: Environnement; slogan: Safety within our communities;
2001Arguable partnership: Children's Miracle Network: $31 million to local children's hospitals, $260 million since 1987: value: Humanitarian;
2001Arguable partnership: $3 million in literacy grants, $91 million in scholarship support since 1979: value: Education;
2001ad budget: 388 million US$; Advertising Age

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