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IntroductionWalmart has been continuously facing allegations and claims over its irresponsible corporate social behavior Employees of Walmart environmental groups officials of foreign countries etc have been filing lawsuits against Walmart because they claim that Walmart exploits its employees provides poor working conditions and also associates with unethical suppliers In addition Walmart has also suffered heavy fines due to the violation of environmental laws Walmarts irresponsible behavior towards the well-being of the society and environment has left the companys reputation questionable Wall Street Journal 2012 BackgroundWalmart appeared to be trading with Tazreen fashions a supplier that suffered from a devastating fire due to continued infringements of health and safety standards Greenhouse Yardley 2012 The main violations consisted of failure to deploy an operational system of fire alarms and extinguishers As well as Tazreen failed to provide clear exit ports in their factories Greenhouse Yardley 2012 Tuba Textile Mills Ltd another supplier of Walmart also failed in complying with the rules of Walmart in that Tuba Textile Mills Ltd outsourced the responsibility of stitching labels to a non-audited factory Lahiri Mahmood 2012 Walmart also aggressively focused on the low cost strategy of its products Greenhouse Yardley 2012 which in turn caused the Bangladeshi suppliers to receive very little profit margins resulting in undercompensated employees Lahiri Mahmood 2012 The result of undercompensating employees gave rise to activism and protests against the suppliers to increase wages rates working conditions However Walmart suppliers responded by kicking their employees out of the factories Lahiri Mahmood 2012 In addition Walmart was faced with severe fines due to the violation of Californias Environmental laws to dispose of harmful materials Environmental Leader 2010 Moreover a marketing report by an advertising agency regarded Walmart as being a bad corporate citizen due to its poor behavior towards its employees Meeks Chen 2011 The report was collaborated by BBMG Conscious Consumer Report stating consumers named Walmart as being the least
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