Walmart Responsible Sourcing Standards – Social Compliance Audit

What is Walmart Social Compliance Audit?

Walmart is committed to promoting the dignity of men and women in our supply chains. They collaborate across industries and organizations around the world to help combat forced and underage labor, address unsafe working conditions, and promote the dignity of women.
Walmart monitors for and investigate issues in the supply chain, embed responsible sourcing practices into buying decisions, and engage in initiatives to find root cause solutions that can transform entire supply chains.
Walmart social compliance requirements are constantly evolving to address all facets of ethical supply chain management.

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Hassle-free Walmart Social Compliance Audit with PQSmitra

The PQSmitra Team assists with a clear understanding of Walmart’s social compliance audit standards as well as simple solutions for putting them into practice. The team provides all necessary assistance in completing audit-related documentation procedures. The first assessment of the organization’s current processes. To ensure satisfactory audit outcomes, 100 percent documentation support is provided. The Walmart’s Social Compliance Audit implementation process is described below:

Simple & Practical Methodology


Initial Review

  • Review of the existing  System
  • Gap analysis and planning for the compliance


  • Designing and developing of forms, formats, and procedures
  • Training and Hand holding/ support for implementation

Effective Verification

  • Internal audit for verification of implemented system
  • Management review

Audit clearance

  • Audit / verification
  • Closure of non-conformities support if any

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • Compliance with Laws
  • Voluntary Labor
  • Labour Hours
  • Hiring and Employment Practices
  • Compensation
  • Freedom of Association and Collective Bargaining
  • General Health and Safety
  • Dormitories and Canteen
  • Environment
  • Gifts and Entertainment
  • Conflicts of Interest
  • Anti-Corruption
  • Financial Integrity.

Note : The above audit criteria is mentioned based on the experience & for reference purpose. As it the sole property of Walmart, the checklist/audit criteria can be modified and revised at any point in time.

  • Quality System Documentation
  • Process Control & Documents
  • Performance Measurement Records
  • Standard Operating Procedures & Work Instructions
  • Visual Management Implementation
  • Health & Safety Related Requirements
  • Legal & Environmental Compliance
  • Human Resources Competence & Upgradation
  • Operational System Improvements.
  • Manufacturing units including sub-contractors in Walmart Supply chain.
  • Recognition of socially compliant organization
  • Opportunity to participate in Supply Chain of Disney-branded products.
  • Opportunity for exports. Supplier Approval by overseas customers
  • Compliance with business, legal, contractual, and regulatory requirements
  • Improved structure and focus with respect to Business Ethics.
  • Customer Specific Requirements are the additional requirements imposed by the customer (Walmart Social Compliance Audit) which an organization needs to compulsorily comply with in order to become a verified supplier. In many cases, these requirements are additional to ISO certification.
  • Generally, customer specific requirements are the additional requirements generated over the existing ISO certification to meet certain needs of the customer. This helps the organization gain recognition as a socially compliant organization.
  • As per specific requirements the Organization might have to make necessary changes in the Quality system to comply with the Customer Specific requirements. PQSmitra helps an organization to make the necessary changes to comply with the requirements of Walmart Social Compliance Audit in a very easy and practical manner.
  • Yes, PQSmitra can ensure that your suppliers are certified and we can assist them in improving the overall quality to meet your specific requirements.
  • Yes, PQSmitra as an Organization remains very up to date regarding the new trends of certification & specific requirements. We provide full assistance in the implementation of the same.

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