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BENTONVILLE, Ark. -- Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. has received accolades twice this month for its commitment to diversity.
Hispanic Business magazine named Wal-Mart among the "Top 50 Companies for Hispanics 2006," highlighting the retailer's multicultural work force, its increasing relationships with minority suppliers, and its support of education initiatives that help Hispanics.
Latin Business magazine also included Wal-Mart in its "Corporate Diversity Honor Roll 2006," in recognition for the chain's supplier development program, its efforts to help small businesses access capital, and its philanthropic efforts. (Story continues below.)
"At Wal-Mart, we remain committed to maintaining diversity in all aspects of our business, as well as the communities where we have a presence," said Wal-Mart's chief diversity officer, Charlyn Jarrells Porter, in a statement.