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Wal-Mart’s Diversity Commitment Translates into
Support for African-American Communities
As one of the country’s largest private employers, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. places a diverse and multicultural workforce—at all levels—among
its top priorities. And our commitment to diversity is not just something we talk about, it’s who we are. We believe we can better serve our
customers and provide a positive work environment for our more than 1.4 million U.S. associates by cultivating respect for their diverse lives
and backgrounds through various company initiatives. As part of this commitment, Wal-Mart has made tremendous strides to support
the African-American community and the organizations and issues of importance to it.
Wal-Mart’s dedication to the African-American community is evident throughout our company.
• Wal-Mart is a leading employer of minorities in the U.S. and has more than 257,000 African-American associates.
• Wal-Mart’s 16-member Board of Directors includes two African-Americans.
• The company offers its Diversity Development Series seminars to assist our associates in their understanding of diversity trends and
challenges. These sessions help to provide key information, tips and skills to empower associates to use their unique talents
and ideas to contribute to their professional growth. As a result of these efforts and many others, more than 25 percent of all
Wal-Mart managers and officials are minorities, including African-Americans.
• UNITY is the African-American Associate Resource Group (ARG) in Wal-Mart’s Home Office created to build a sense of
community among associates sharing similar backgrounds and interests. ARGs focus on five key areas, including recruitment
and retention, diversity best practices insight, business support, associate development and community involvement.
• Wal-Mart actively recruits associates from minority-serving institutions, including historically black colleges and universities