Walmart employs more than 1.5 million workers in the United States. Women make up 55% of its workforce, while people of color make up 44%, the company said.
Retail jobs provide “a gateway to upward mobility for millions of people,” said Walmart.
Walmart has expanded paid-time off and parental leave policies in recent years and introduced Walmart Academy to train workers in advanced skills. As a result, Walmart said its worker turnover is at a five-year low.
Climate change was another area of focus in Walmart’s report.
“We believe climate change is likely to affect national economies and supply chains around the world through potential effects such as lower crop yields, increased health costs and storm damage,” the company said.
Walmart said it aims to reduce its carbon emissions by 18% by 2025 from 2015 levels. The company says it’s on track to reduce 1 billion metric tons of emissions from its global supply chains by 2030.
Source : CNN