The recent holiday season offered many a time for giving and reflection on the year that was. As we continue to ring in the New Year, I wanted to share the following note from Kathleen McLaughlin, the President of our Walmart Foundation, in which she shares details from our 2015 Walmart Giving Report. I'm proud to work for a company that is committed to giving back and that has so many associates willing to volunteer their own time to serve worthy causes. I hope you'll take a few moments to review our giving report and ask me any questions you may have.
Best wishes for a great 2016!
Sam Walton founded Walmart more than 50 years ago with the mission of making affordable products accessible to everyone. In the years since, Walmart has grown to take on large-scale environmental and social challenges in the same spirit of Mr. Walton’s original vision.
Walmart is using our size and scale to help improve the lives of many individuals around the world, and today I am proud to share with youour annual Walmart Giving Report. This report describes how Walmart and the Walmart Foundation have served society over the past year with strategic giving programs across the priority areas of Opportunity, Sustainability and Community.
In FY2015, we awarded more than $1.4 billion in cash and in-kind donations, and our associates contributed more than one million hours of their off-the-clock time to volunteer. It’s an honor to work alongside passionate associates, suppliers and our other partners in business, civil society and government.
I hope you’ll take time to learn more about the impact-focused giving we’ve undertaken over the last year. You can access the completeFY2015 Giving Report here. With your help, we’re helping people around the world live better.
President Walmart Foundation & Chief Sustainability Officer, Walmart