Walmart China Factsheet
About Walmart Stores, Inc.
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. was founded by American retail legend Mr. Sam Walton in Arkansas in 1962. Over the past 50 years, the company has served customers and is now the world’s largest private employer and retailer. Walmart was ranked on the top of the Fortune 500 list several times and is among the most recognized global brands.
Walmart helps people around the world save money and live better -- anytime and anywhere -- in retail stores, online, and through their mobile devices. Each week, more than 200 million customers and members visit our 10,994 stores under 69 banners in 27 countries and e-commerce websites in 10 countries. With fiscal year 2014 sales of approximately $473,076 million, Walmart is on top of the list among Fortune 500 companies with an employment of more than 2.2 million associates worldwide. Walmart continues to be a leader retailer industry, and commits to helping people live a better life through CSR initiatives.
In China, as elsewhere, we follow four beliefs of “Respect for the individual”, “Service to the customer”, “Strive for excellence”, “Act with integrity”, and stick to the Walmart tradition of building our business one store and one customer at a time, so as to fulfill our core mission — save people money, so they can live better, and continue to make a difference in the lives of our customers, members and associates.
About Walmart China
China is a market with a vast number of opportunities. We are fully confident about the prospects of the Chinese economy and the Chinese market. Walmart has been operating in China for about 18 years with about 90,000 associates. From 2014 - 2016, Walmart will accelerate development in China by opening up to 110 new facilities. The plan calls for developing further in tier-two, tier-three and tier-four cities, and will create nearly 19,000 new retail jobs, all to better serve emerging groups of customers created by the country’s urbanization. The new initiatives will bring Walmart China into a new stage of development. We will continue focusing on the smooth operation of each and every of our stores in order to provide high-quality products and services to our customers. We will uphold the Walmart culture, strengthen the foundation of every piece of work, supervision of food safety , consolidate our price leadership, reinforce compliance, and upgrade talent development of our associates, in a bid to achieve a sustainable development in China.
Walmart entered the Chinese market and opened its first Supercenter and Sam’s Club in Shenzhen in 1996. Currently, Walmart operates a number of formats and banners in China including Supercenters, Sam’s Clubs, and Discount Compact Hypermarket. As of April 30, 2014, Walmart operated over 400 units in approximately 170 cities in 21 provinces, autonomous regions and 4 municipalities, and 7 distribution centers and 9 fresh products distribution centers, and created about 90,000 job opportunities across China.
Walmart China firmly believes in local sourcing. We have established partnerships with over ten thousand suppliers in China. Over 95% of the merchandise in our stores in China is sourced locally. In addition, Walmart is committed to local talent development and diversity, especially the cultivation and full utilization of female staff and executives. 99.9% of Walmart China associates are Chinese nationals. All our stores in China are managed by local Chinese. Furthermore, over 60 percent of Walmart China associates are female and about 40% of those are at management level. In 2009, the company established the “Walmart China Women’s Leadership Development Commission” for driving women’s career development. In order to better enhance the capabilities of women leaders, Walmart China established Women’s Leadership Workshops in 2013.
Milestones of Walmart China
- In 1996: Walmart entered China’s market, and opened the first Walmart supercenter and the first Sam’s Club in Shenzhen. In the same year, Walmart also set up the first distribution center in Shenzhen.
- In 2002: Walmart established its Global Sourcing office in Shenzhen.
- On February 27th, 2007, Wal-Mart Stores Inc. announced the agreement of purchasing 35% equity of Trust-Mart.
- In September, 2008, Walmart China opened its first environmentally-friendly store in Beijing.
- At the end of 2010, Walmart launched the Sam’s Club online shopping services in Shenzhen. Sam’s Club online shopping services are backed-up by physical store, and its online businesses have already covered Shenzhen, Beijing, Dalian, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Fuzhou, Hangzhou, and Suzhou, where the Sam’s Club stores are located,. In this year, Sam’s Club launched its online shopping direct delivery service, delivering fresh, cold, and frozen foods in Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Shanghai and Beijing, and will also extend the service to more regions.
- On May 13th, 2011, Wal-Mart Stores Inc. reached an agreement with Yihaodian, a rapidly developing E-commerce company in China, on the purchasing of the minor equities of Yihaodian.
- On June 27th, 2011, Walmart signed the “Framework of MOU on the Promotion of Walmart’s E-commerce in Shanghai” with the Shanghai Municipal Commission of Commerce, and officially announced the establishment of the Chinese headquarters of Walmart’s Global E-commerce in Shanghai.
- On October 26, 2012, Walmart announced the completion of its increased investment in the holding company of Yihaodian, a fast-growing e-commerce business in China, bringing Walmart’s total ownership stake to approximately 51 percent.
- On October 30, Walmart China announces five key points of long-term strategy to better meet the product and service needs of Chinese consumers and set the stage for the company’s continued commitment to growth in China. The optimization plan includes: 1) Regain price leadership; 2) Grow with a focus on business fundamentals; 3)Simplify the business; 4)Invest in supply chain and technology; 5)Develop energized associates.
- In May, 2013, Walmart China announced that it will spend RMB100,000,000 in further strengthening food safety from 5 aspects including 1)strengthening supply chain management, 2)increasing training for supplier, 3)raising stores’ executive standard, 4) establishing a fresh foods distribution network, 5) building a stronger team.
- On June 29, 2013, the tenth Sam’ Club in China opened in Suzhou. Sam’s Club is one of the most successful business models of Walmart and it will also be one of the major business models in China in the future. In recent years, the urbanization and the development of the middle class offers unprecedented development opportunities for Sam’s club.
- In October, 2013, Walmart announced that it will accelerate development in China by opening up to 110 new facilities. The plan calls for developing further in tier-two, tier-three and tier-four cities, and will create nearly 19,000 new retail jobs. In 2013, we have remodeled 45 existing stores, and the remodeling plan aims to remodel about 55 in 2014 and 65 in 2015. Remodeling existing stores is intended to improve store operations and customer in-store experiences by optimizing the sales floor, improving parking and access as well as increasing the energy efficiency of facilities. During 2013, Walmart China have totally opened 30 new stores, 2 dry products distribution centers.
- In December, 2013, Walmart China announced to strength the investment in food safety: to implement DNA test to meat products easily to be adulterated, which are not requested by the relevant regulation and standards yet, to guarantee all the meat products in Walmart safe and high-quality. These meat products include beef, lamb, donkey meat and venison. In 2013, Walmart has conducted more than 1200 on-site food safety audits to supplier’s factory, more than 5900 third-party lab testing of supplier brand products. We also tested 6100 of our self-made products and store environment. Whenever we have discovered problems we have taken followed up and taken affirmative remedial actions. Furthermore, we have set up food safety rapid testing labs in our fresh distribution centers and mobile labs have covered Guangdong, Jiangsu, Zhejiang and Shanghai. Those rapid testing facilities have conducted more than 230,000 times of rapid food safety testing. We also commissioned third parties to audit our stores on a monthly basis. More than 4800 such audits are executed every year.
- In January, 2014, Walmart China announced to implement an enhanced compliance process. Walmart has been increasing its vendor compliance procedures over the last 2 years and will now add further steps to ensure the correct documents and other required items are in place BEFORE the products are sold in our stores. This process requires the collection, organization, filing and retention of well over one million documents annually. Walmart China has now invested in a computer- based system enabling vendors to upload all required legal documents. This system was piloted in September of 2013 and is now ready for broad-based application across the supply chain.
- In May, 2014, Walmart China announced that it will open around 30 high-quality stores and additional distribution centers in China this year as part of the company’s the three-year growth plan announced last October. Walmart is also planning to invest around 580 million Yuan to remodel over 55 existing stores in 2014 to enhance store operations and optimize customer experience.
About Walmart China’s Business Formats
Walmart China has many different business formats in China, including Walmart Supercenter and Sam’s Club.
- Walmart Supercenter
The Walmart Supercenter covers an area of 8,000-10,000 square meters, and serves around ten thousands of types of fresh foods, clothes, household appliances and etc. The Walmart Supercenter provides one-stop shopping experiences for our customers. Meanwhile, Walmart Supercenter attracts customers for the neighboring small retailers and restaurants.
Walmart designed the Supercenter concept to save customers time and money, and also offers a unique shopping experience based on the Walmart philosophy of "Every Day Low Prices". The Walmart Supercenters launched “Care Free Prices” commodities in many stores nationwide, which saves customers from the trouble of price comparison. Meanwhile, Walmart Supercenters offers the popular commodity combinations and continual improvement of commodity display through market research. It is continually upgrading the stores in order to enhance the shopping experience, satisfy customers’ demands, and increase the sales volume.
- Sam’s Club
SSam’s Club is a membership warehouse store which combines warehouse and store together. Customers can enjoy the exceptional services as well as the convenient shopping environment. Sam’s Club customers have to pay RMB 150 per year for shopping at the stores. The membership fees make them think differently about their operations because customers will have higher expectations, and we will have to work harder to ensure that customers are satisfied. As of today, there are 50 million members of Sam’s Club around the globe. In China, there are 8 Sam’s Club stores which are well received and praised. The world’s number one Sam’s Club is in Shenzhen, China, which is also the first Sam’s Club opened in China.
The Sam's Club store has over 20,000 square-meters of shopping areas. The ceilings are 9 meters high, and the main passageways are over 5 meters wide which allows 2 cars to pass side by side. The store offers approximately 4,400 high quality-to-price ratio items, including categories such as fresh foods, dry groceries, household appliances, furniture, clothes, and etc. The store eliminates the trouble of product selection by providing high quality products to its members, which also saves them time and money. The commodities sold in Sam’s Club usually come in large and simple composite packages, lowering the costs through purchasing in large quantities. Sam’s Club emphasizes on accessibility when it comes to picking its locations. The stores usually provide at least 1,000 free parking spaces for its members.
- Neighborhood Markets
Neighborhood Markets provides convenient shopping experience for customers. So far, there are 2 neighborhood markets in China located in Shenzhen.
- Discount Compact Hypermarket
DCH format is based in newly-born cities as well as second-tier and third-tier cities. The business area of DCH is 3000 to 5000 square meters. DCH is more agile and more welcomed by community, and provides a more convenient shopping experience for customers. DCH is equipped basic facility, which aims to meet demand of low income families with lowest operating cost.
Walmart China’s E-commerce Development Conditions
In June, 2011, Walmart officially launched its online store in the Chinese market. Walmart, global e-commerce will actively import its advanced operation and management experiences from both traditional retail industry and e-commerce industry into China. It will also promote the development of e-commerce, industry transformations and upgrades, and sustainable economic development.
- Starting from the end of 2010, Sam’s Club’s online store（www.samsclub.cn）opened Sam’s Club members online shopping direct delivery service in cities where the Sam’s Club stores are located, including Shenzhen, Beijing, Shanghai, Fuzhou, Guangzhou, Hangzhou, and Suzhou.
- On October 26th, 2012, Walmart announced that it has completed increasing investments in the rapidly developing Chinese online store Yihaodian. Walmart increased its share holdings in Yihaodian to nearly 51%. Walmart’s increase in investments will aid the continuing development of Yihaodian, and help Walmart serve the Chinese consumers better through the online platform. Since the Yihaodian started its operations in July, 2008, it has developed quickly along with the Chinese online market. It is estimated that in 2016, the scale of Chinese online market will catch up to US’s. Currently Yihaodian has 24 million registered users, providing same day delivery services to customers in Beijing, Shanghai, and Guangzhou, and providing second day delivery services to 100 other cities in China.
- Starting from April 2013, Sam’s Club’s online store started providing chilled and frozen foods delivery service in Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Shanghai, Beijing. In the future, the chilled food direct delivery service will be extended to more areas.
Walmart China’s Corporate Social Responsibility
Being a good corporate citizen, Walmart China is committed to helping Chinese people live a better life through CSR initiatives in four main categories: Women Economic Empowerment; Education Initiative; Nutrition, Health & Wellness; Giving back to communities. We have donated funds and in-kind support worth around RMB 77 million to local charities and welfare organizations since entering the China market. Moreover, Walmart China associates have dedicated over 210, 000 hours to these activities.
A Retailer with a Strong Sense of Corporate Social Responsibility
Some of our key CSR events since 2010 are as below:
- On May 21st, WEConnect International China hosted the 2014 Training Module & Advisory Council Launch in Beijing. With the support of Walmart China and Walmart Foundation, WEConnect China will host the global rollout of a series of 10 training modules, which have been developed to assist women entrepreneurs to build capacity, becoming more competitive suppliers to WEConnect International corporate members.
- On April 30th 2014, onions from Dongchuan, Kunming hit the market 10 days later this year, which resulted in a poor sale. Learning about this from the media, Walmart worked with the local government and procured 10 tons of onions from the farmers. Onions whose quality met standards have been put on sale at fair prices at 10 Walmart stores in Kunming. The onions were quite popular among customers.
- On March 21, 2014, Walmart China, in collaboration with China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation (CFPA), launched the charitable Nutritious Meal project in Songziyuan Primary School, Shilin County, Yunnan province. Walmart donated RMB 1 Million to CFPA to provide nearly 360,000 nutritious meals to 1,800 students in 9 poor primary schools in Lingyun County, Guangxi province, Shilin County, Yunnan province and Weining County, Guizhou province. Each nutritious meal contains a box of 200 ml milk and an egg, which can meet the essential dietary needs of each student every day. Walmart hopes to promote the healthy growth of children in poverty-stricken regions through this Nutritious Meal project.
- Now in its second year in 2014 and endowed by a Walmart Foundation gift of $3.7 million, the three-year “Training Smallholder Apple Farmers in China for Sustainable Production and Domestic Market Access” project combines the expertise of Cornell and UC Davis faculty and extension specialists with counterparts from the National Apple Research System in China, Shandong Agricultural University, Northwest A&F University, and the Provincial Agricultural Extension Bureaus of Shandong and Shaanxi provinces in order to sustainably increase domestic apple production. Training sessions were successively held in March 2014 in Yantai, Shandong and in Yangling, Shaanxi.
- On the eve of International Women’s Day, which was March 8, 2014, BSR and Walmart co-launched a program themed Women in Factories China, a three-year initiative that will train approximately 26,000 women factory workers in job readiness, life and leadership skills, in an effort to build a strong pipeline of female leaders in China.
- Right before the Spring Festival of 2014, Walmart kicked off the “Sunny Warm Community” campaign for the third time with the theme of “Warm Winter, Happy Family”. In addition to leveraging netizens and customers to communicate on more community philanthropy heroes and their deeds as well as on those who are in need of help, Walmart China launched the “Happy Family” campaign on its official micro-blog, asking netizens to record the moment of love among their family members and neighborhood as well as share them with the netizens.
- On December 27, the ground-breaking ceremony for the construction of the “Social Community Center” is held in Yong’an Village, Xinhua Township, Tianquan County, Ya’an City, Sichuan Province. The community center is donated by Walmart China, in collaboration with China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation (CFPA). This is also a significant achievement of Walmart China in its post-disaster relief initiative since the outbreak of the Ya’an Earthquake which occurred on April 20, 2013. Walmart China, in collaboration with CFPA, donated to the construction of two social community centers respectively located in Yong’an Village, Xinhua Township and Hongyan Village, Laochang Township, both of which were heavily devastated in the earthquake. At the ground-breaking ceremony, Walmart associated volunteers brought to the over 200 households in Yong’an Village, who suffered from the earthquake, new year presents.
- On December 3, the “Walmart Retail Talent Vocational Training Course” held its commencement ceremony at the China Youth Development Foundation’s BN Vocational School. This course is the concrete program of Walmart China’s Retail Talent Development Fund established by Walmart in last year with RMB 3 million donation. It is BN Vocational School’s first professional training class for retail talents since its founding in 2005. Walmart will initially launch the “Walmart Retail Talent Vocational Training Course” in Beijing as a pilot program from 2013 to 2014. Walmart will then adjust and optimize the program based on the pilot’s performance. It is anticipated that the course will be extended to all BNVSs across nine cities for the 2014-2015 school year.
- On November 17, 2013, The WeConnect China 2013 Marketplace was held in Beijing, which was sponsored by Walmart China. As the global partner of WeConnect International, Walmart China donated RMB 300,000 to support women entrepreneurs seek market cooperation opportunities in the hope that Walmart may create opportunities for women entrepreneurs to enter the Walmart supply chain.
- On November 15, 2013, Walmart China donated a further RMB 2 million (USD 328,200) to the China Women’s Development Foundation (CWDF), providing continued support for the CWDF’s “Revolving Fund for Mothers’ New Ventures” project. The ceremony marked the launch of the second round selection of the 2013 “Mothers’ New Ventures” program sites and the “Sourcing from Women Farmers” merchandising intention was officially proposed as well. “Sourcing from Women Farmers” feasibility discussion was also presented during the donation ceremony.
- In August, 2013, Walmart China actively allocated disaster relief supplies from all 28 Walmart stores in Northeast China, and donated RMB 204,000 in relief supplies to the disaster-stricken areas in Heilongjiang through the Charity Federation of Heilongjiang Province.
- In July 2013, Walmart China donated RMB150, 000 in relief supplies to the earthquake-stricken area in Dingxi County, Gansu Province, through China Women’s Development Foundation.
- In April 2013, Walmart China donated cash and in-kind supplies worth RMB 2,000,000 to the earthquake stricken areas in Ya’an in Sichuan Province through China Foundation for Poverty alleviation.
- During the Spring Festival of 2013, Walmart China launches “Searching 365 Touching Stories, Delivering Positive Energy in 2013” again on its corporate microblog (http://weibo.com/wmcsr), appeals to netizens to find and create more touching moments, discover more kind people in communities, and send help to needy people and deliver positive energy both online and offline . Nearly 300 activities were held nationwide, more than 1500 associates joined it and sent out over 3000 gift packages. Nearly 3,000 netizens took part in the campaign and voted for the “Top Ten Stories with Positive Energy in 2013.”
- On October 24, 2012, Walmart donated RMB 3 million to the China Youth Development Foundation to be used in establishing the “Walmart China’s Retail Talent Development Fund”. This public welfare training fund will be used at BN Vocational Schools across the country to train retail talents, promote the Chinese edition of the retail training course material jointly developed by Walmart and International Youth Foundation’s (IYF) , and award excellent students at BN Vocational School with the “Walmart Retail Talent Scholarship.”
- Communities” ( Weibo: http://weibo.com/wmcsr), in search of 365 touching and respectful figures in our neighborhood and to present them with new year’s gift packages. As of the end of February, 2012 it has received great attention. During this period, Walmart has launched nearly 300 micro charity activities in stores in over 140 cities nationwide.
- On April 1, 2011, Walmart China launched its nationwide sustainability campaign themed “2011 Walmart Earth Month”, in six Chinese cities, including Beijing, Shenzhen, Shanghai, Xi’an, Wuhan and Xiamen. With the theme “Go green with no plastic bags，the campaign was held in more than 210 Walmart Supercenters across China, calling on people from different walks of life to reduce the use of plastic bags, and encourages the use of reusable bags in some pilot cities.
During the press conference on October 25, 2012，Walmart further strengthened its commitment to a sustainable global supply chain by announcing a series of initiatives to make its global supply chain more sustainable, and emphasizing its goal of promoting the Sustainability Index within its global supply chain. The initiatives include:
- By the end of 2017, Walmart will buy 70 percent of the goods it sells in U.S. stores and in U.S. Sam’s Clubs only from suppliers in the United States, China, and around the world who use the Index to evaluate and share the sustainability of their products. This change will involve suppliers who produce goods in categories where the Index is available.
- Beginning in 2013, Walmart will use the Sustainability Index to influence the design of its U.S. private brand products.
- Walmart will change the way its key global sourcing merchants are evaluated so that sustainability becomes an even more important part of buyers’ day-to-day jobs. Beginning in 2013, these buyers will join key buyers in Walmart U.S. and Sam’s Club who already have specific sustainability objectives on their annual evaluations.
- The Walmart Foundation will grant $2 million to fund The Sustainability Consortium (TSC) and assist in its efforts in launching TSC in China. TSC is an independent research organization. Using the Walmart Foundation grant, TSC China will engage industries, universities and other experts to form a global network of leaders improving sustainability in consumer goods, and will provide tools and resources to help suppliers become more sustainable and competitive. Walmart will use the results of TSC's independent work to refine its Sustainability Index for use in China.
Walmart China’s achievements in sustainability:
- Through installation of new hardware and systems, new environment-friendly stores have reduced water by 50%
- Compared with ordinary stores in 2005, we have reduced green house gas emissions by 11.3% in existing stores.
- Accomplished objectives of 2010 in advance – 50% of electronic products purchased by Walmart China reached “RoHS”standard.
- In 2011, we have reduced plastic bag consumption by 86%, surpassing the original 80% target
- Launched and implemented several package reduction programs
- Reached 52% of solid waste recycling in stores
- Walmart China accomplished the installation of Rooftop Solar Project in Xiangmihu store in Shenzhen
Women Economic Empowerment Program
Walmart will take full advantage of its large business scale around the globe to initiate a new program, to promote global women economic empowerment, provide more development opportunities for women, and cooperate with leaders from the governments, NGOs, charities, and academic circles. Before 2016, the program which promotes global women economic empowerment will accomplish 5 goals, which includes:
- Increase sourcing from women-owned businesses;
- Empower women on farms and in factories through training, market access and career opportunities
- Empower women through job training and education.
- Increase gender diversity among major suppliers.
- Make significant philanthropic giving toward women’s economic empowerment.
The events already launched in China include:
- On October 21, 2010, Walmart and the China Women’s Development Foundation signed an MOU that included a Walmart 1 million RMB as seed funding for the “Walmart Women’s Development Fund.” The fund will finance the “Revolving Fund on Mothers’ New Ventures” led by the China Women’s Development Foundation, which aimed to help women beneficiaries to start a variety of plantation and cultivation projects.
- In Feb.2011, project fund was allocated to poverty-stricken women households in four counties in three provinces (Hebei, Shaanxi and Hunan) in plantation, cultivation, arts &crafts projects.
- In May 2012, fund recycling was completed from first group of women beneficiaries.
- On October 12, 2012, Walmart China and the China Women’s Development Foundation (CWDF) signed a donation agreement at Dali Bai Autonomous Prefecture, Yunnan Province. According to the agreement, Walmart China will donate another RMB 2 million to the program themed “Revolving Fund for Mother’s New Ventures”, a program initiated by CWDF to help poor Chinese women start their own businesses and become reemployed.
- Till November 2013, the Walmart’s Women’s Development Fund had benefited women in 1700 households in rural China, with a total of direct beneficiaries of over 6000 and over 10,000 people indirectly benefited from the fund. The project sites include strawberry and potato plantation project in Hebei, featured fruit plantation in Yunnan and Lamb cultivation project in Inner Mongolia, etc.
- On November 15, 2013, Walmart China donated a further RMB 2 million (USD 328,200) to the China Women’s Development Foundation (CWDF), providing continued support for the CWDF’s “Revolving Fund for Mothers’ New Ventures” project, and the “Sourcing from Women Farmers” merchandising intention was officially proposed as well.
Awards and Honors
Walmart China's Sustainability and CSR Efforts are also widely recognized by society. Some of the most recent awards and honors are listed below:
- On March 30, 2014, Walmart China was conferred with the “2013 Poverty Alleviation Award”, issued by the China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation, at the 2013 Donors ‘Assembly held in Beijing, which was hosted by China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation.
- On December 27, Walmart China received “The Annual Charity Fashion Award” at “2013 China (Shanghai) The Retail Awards Of The Year” annual award ceremony organized by Shanghai Evening News Group.
- On November 28, 2013, Walmart China received Best CSR Communications Award at the PR Newswire Communications Award 2013.
- On September 24, Walmart China won “The Best Annual Retail Chain Enterprise in 2013" in “Awards for Outstanding Contribution in 2013 Food Safety & Public Health” by CBN and global food safety management expert Ecolab.
- On June 26, 2013, at the fourth session of China Women’s Philanthropy Forum and the Second China’s Women’s Philanthropy Model Award Ceremony” held in Beijing, Walmart China received the award as one of the Ten Companies that Care for Women’s Enterprises, due to its Walmart’s Women’s Development Fund which aims to support Revolving Fund for Mothers’ New Ventures initiated by China Women’s Development Foundation.
- In the journal of Business Value published in March, Walmart China’s CSR project themed “Revolving Fund for Mother’s New Ventures” has been awarded as one of the “Top 10 Outstanding CSR Cases of Chinese Enterprises”.
- FORTUNE China hosted a CSR Ranking press conference. The ranking on 2013 China CSR TOP 100 Companies were released at the conference, among which Walmart China ranked 22 among TOP 25, raking No. 1 among all 4 multinational retailers, which are all listed among TOP 50 foreign enterprises.
- On December 21st, 2012, the annual CSR awarding event 2013 China CSR TOP 100 Companies were released at the conference, among which Walmart China ranked 22 among TOP 25, raking No. 1 among all 4 multinational Sunny Communities” initiated by Walmart China received “Peopleember 21st, 2012,” award.
- On December 7th, 2012, Walmart China received 者2012 China Excellent CSR Corporate Award” by China Association of Enterprises with Foreign Investment, China Foundation of Consumer Protection, China Society of Private Economy Research and China Association of Environmental Journalists.
- On September 19, Walmart China was named as one of hTop 100 Most Trustful Brand” and won “Awards for outstanding contribution in food safety and public health” by CBN and global food safety management expert Ecolab.
- On July 2, on the project briefing for the “Charitable Meal” and the launch ceremony of 2012 “One Yuan Love” program by China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation (CFPA), Walmart China was awarded “2011 Charitable Company with a Caring Heart” by CFPA.
- On April 18, Walmart China Sam’s Club E-commerce（http://www.samsclub.cn）was recognized as “High Integrity Demonstration Enterprise in Ecommerce and information application areas” by China E-commerce Association (CECA).
- On March 20, at the press conference and the award ceremony for the 2012 CSR ranking of TOP 25 CSR Corporate Practitioner hosted by Fortune’s Chinese edition. Walmart China won the award of the “Top 25 CSR Corporate Practitioner”.