Wal-Mart Shareholders Seek Human Rights, Social Impact Reviews

Shareholders of Wal-Mart Stores have proposed that the company establish a human rights committee.

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Shareholders of Wal-Mart Stores here have proposed that the company establish a human rights committee. Proponents of the proposal, to be voted on at the retailer’s June 6 annual meeting, said in the company’s proxy statement that such a committee “would rectify the failure of corporate governance [to] review and make policy recommendations regarding human rights issues raised by the company’s activities and policies … that damage our brand and thereby long-term shareholde

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