In 2020, Walmart established four Shared Value Networks (SVNs), teams of associates who work to help advance racial equity in the U.S. criminal justice, education, finance and health systems. To extend the societal impact of Walmart's business SVNs, Walmart and the Walmart Foundation committed $100 million over five years to create the Walmart.org Center for Racial Equity to help eradicate systemic disparities experienced by Black and African American communities in the U.S. The center supports efforts aimed at driving systemic change in the same four systems.
In June 2022, Walmart held our second annual Racial Equity Milestone Meeting where we shared the progress we've made – and plan to keep making – on the path to a more equitable society. Watch some of the meeting's highlights and learn more about an example of our work in health in the video below: