What Happens When an Ethics Concern is Raised?

Walmart takes all reported concerns seriously. We confidentially investigate ethics allegations to determine if any law, policy or the Statement of Ethics has been violated. Walmart has a compelling interest in protecting the integrity of every investigation, including protecting reporters and witnesses from harassment, intimidation and retaliation; keeping evidence from being destroyed; ensuring testimony is honest and identifying and addressing root causes. If you report a violation, Global Ethics will make every effort to keep your identity private and to secure any data relating to the investigation. Also, Global Ethics may reasonably impose a requirement that witnesses must maintain a particular investigation and their role in it in strict confidence. In such cases, you must maintain confidentiality and not discuss your report or the investigative process with others. Global Ethics does not generally disclose investigation details, but you will be informed of the status of the investigation.

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