Wal-Mart is one of the largest retail chain stores in the world with presence in many countries of the world. The company has been famous for its business model which focused on offering low priced goods and services offered through a chain of stores spread across the countries. Wal-Mart, which is the largest corporation in the world in terms of revenue, operates all over the world with focus on offering discounted grocessories to the retail shoppers.
Its business model has been to offer excellent shopping environment to its customers besides offering low priced products to its customers. Founded in 1962 by Sam Walton, the company has rapidly emerged as one of the largest corporations in the world. However, Wal-Mart has a history of controversies on its back as it has been accused of having discriminatory policies, especially against the women employees.
Most of the criticism has been in the domain of Wal-Mart’s employment policies as well as its impact on the economy, especially on the small grocers. It is due to this reason that Wal-Mart has faced negative publicity as well as law suits from several of its women employees. This research paper would analyze and evaluate the performance of the company’s ethical program in terms of its code of ethics, training, monitoring as well as implementation of the ethical program at the company.