Cross Culture Perspectives: Wal-Mart

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Cross Cultural Perspectives: Wal-Mart ETH/ 316 June 11, 2012 Laura Brodkey-Scott Cross Cultural Perspectives: Wal-Mart Introduction Wal-Mart is defined as the giant of retail and it is one of the largest companies in the world. It has grown to not only be a staple in America but internationally as well, touching base in countries such as Japan and China. It is a popular supercenter that is located worldwide. Wal-Mart is the largest retailer and the largest company in the history of the world due to globalization and this due to the way they conduct business operations. Wal-Mart management has implement ways to overcome the challenges that are presented the ethical and social…show more content…
Ethical and Social Responsibilities Wal-Mart has a major interest towards innovating new ideas to ensure their business operations are environmental friendly: implementing wind harvesting, using alternative battery technology to operate machinery, utilize sustainable building materials and find away to process organic waste (Wal-Mart Corporation, 2008). Being environmentally friendly is one of the ways that they give back to both international and local communities. Wal-Mart strives for excellence in both professional and ethical behavior from employees, managers, upper-management as well as their customers all across the world. They are so gung-ho on providing services excellence that they have initiated local Ethics Committees and Global Ethics Offices which provides employees and customers many different ways of reporting issues to them while remaining anonymous. These Offices and Committee’s take every concern very seriously and will fully investigate concerns of unethical practices. Conclusion Wal-Mart constantly sets development goals and has a huge success rate of achieving them. Globalization has allowed Wal-Mart to give back to international communities in the form of employment and offering everyday low prices on their products. Society benefits due to the employment opportunities and affordable merchandise. Wal-Mart will continue to dominate the retail industry and they will continue to conquer and fulfill their ethical
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