Ethical Standards and Working Conditions in Wal-Mart's Supply Chain

Publication Date: 

October 24, 2007


International Labor Rights Forum

On the second anniversary of the “21st Century Leadership” speech made by Mr. Lee Scott, Wal-Mart CEO, the International Labor Rights Forum (ILRF) releases its research report on the Ethical Standards and Working Conditions in Wal-Mart’s Supply Chain. In an effort to raise awareness and educate people about the harsh working conditions that many Wal-Mart worker’s suffer worldwide, ILRF conducted an analysis compiling information from Wal-Mart’s Ethical Standards Program from 2003 through 2006.

According to the report, ILRF questions “Wal-Mart’s role in providing accountability for activities within factories that it purchases from, and its responsibility to find solutions as opposed to merely identifying problems.”