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Wal-Mart Named Among Top 100 Companies Providing the Most Opportunities To Hispanics By Hispanic Magazine
February 4, 2004
BENTONVILLE, Ark., Feb. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. today announced it has been named to Hispanic Magazine's "Corporate 100: The Top 100 Companies Providing the most Opportunities to Hispanics."
"Wal-Mart is honored to be recognized by Hispanic Magazine," said Charlyn Jarrells Porter, Chief Diversity Officer for Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. "We know our commitment to diversity is fundamental to our success. That means that our culture must be as distinct as the associates we hire, the customers we serve, the suppliers from which we buy and the communities in which we operate. With more than one million associates, we take pride in our diverse, mosaic family of Associates, and will continue to celebrate that diversity."
The list, given in alphabetical order, was determined by several factors, including minority recruitment efforts, diversity training programs, the number of Hispanics on boards of directors, minority business initiatives, as well as scholarships and grant monies given to Latino communities.
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., operates Wal-Mart Stores, Supercenters, Neighborhood Markets and SAM'S CLUBS in all 50 states. Internationally, the company operates in Puerto Rico, Canada, China, Mexico, Brazil, Germany, United Kingdom, Argentina, and South Korea. The company's securities are listed on the New York and Pacific stock exchanges under the symbol WMT. Last year, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., contributed more than $140 million to support communities and local nonprofit organizations. Customers and associates raised an additional $70 million at stores and clubs. More information about Wal-Mart can be located on-line at http://www.walmartstores.com/ and http://www.walmart.com/ . The SAM'S CLUB Web site can be accessed at http://www.samsclub.com/ . And more information about Wal-Mart's Good Works community involvement is available online at http://www.walmartfoundation.org/ .
Web site: http://www.walmartstores.com/http://www.walmart.com/http://www.samsclub.com/http://www.walmartfoundation.org/
CONTACT: Sarah Clark of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., +1-479-273-8771