Rob Walton, chairman of Wal-Mart Stores Inc., was the first to address the issue of the recent bribery allegations at the retail giant’s Mexico division early on Friday at the company’s 2012 annual meeting.
Standing on the massive stage at the Bud Walton Arena at the University of Fayetteville, near a replica of his father Sam’s first five-and-10-cent store, he told the audience, “We’re taking allegations related to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act very seriously. Months ago, we launched an investigation by outside counsel. The audit committee is using every resource necessary to ensure a thorough inquiry. We are also cooperating with the Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission to find out what happened. We will take whatever measures necessary to strengthen FCPA compliance around the world. Acting with integrity is not negotiable. We will not tolerate violations of the FCPA or any wrongdoing of any kind.”
Issa Rae stopped by WWD's NYC headquarters to talk about season two of "Insecure," which premieres this Sunday on HBO. Click link in bio for all the details. #wwdeye (📷: @jgreenery; Styled by @mayteallende)
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"