Walmart discloses that its responsible sourcing team is training the company's merchandisers, buyers, and sourcing managers on how their decisions can impact suppliers' working conditions. The company discloses that it has provided training to suppliers of Thai shrimp, with a view to helping them monitor and improve labor conditions in their supply chains. More broadly, the company states that it is working with suppliers in higher-risk categories to reinforce its standards. Walmart states that it has a Responsible Sourcing Academy Training Portal which allows suppliers to access training resources, best practice guidance, and educational materials. At present, this includes social compliance training such as dormitory and canteen standards, training on corrective action of potential violations, and e-learning modules on indicators of forced labor.
Walmart discloses that since 2015, it has engaged with the government of Thailand on the issue of trafficking and forced labor in the seafood industry, to "clarify our expectations which include strengthening legal frameworks, industry oversight and law enforcement, and encouraging the prosecution of those involved in human trafficking". The company also discloses membership in several collaborations, including the Leadership Group for Responsible Recruitment, the Issara Institute (an initiative focused on strengthening worker voice in Thai shrimp supply chains), the Responsible Labor Initiative, and the CIW Fair Food Program. It also sits on the governing board of the Seafood Task Force, a representative of its responsible sourcing team sit on the Consumer Goods Forum's Social Sustainability Committee.
Walmart's supplier code of conduct prohibits worker-paid recruitment fees as well as passport retention, and requires suppliers to provide migrant workers with employment contract in their native language prior to departure from their home country. As a member of the Leadership Group for Responsible Recruitment and as such as is required to map supply chains for recruitment risk, to audit recruitment agencies in its supply chains, and to brief suppliers and offer guidance and training for hiring managers on the Employer Pays Principle.