Employees at Walgreens Boots Alliance care for their local communities and promote environmental sustainability around the world. We are bound together by our passion to help people across the world lead healthier and happier lives.
Walgreens Boots Alliance employees reported more than 200,000 volunteer hours during fiscal 2017, including more than 180,000 hours by employees of Walgreens and Boots UK. Here are a few examples:
Teach for Romania
Farmexpert, our pharmaceutical wholesale business in Romania, continued to make substantial donations to support teachers in an underserved rural area, through a campaign developed together with Teach for Romania.
Campaigning for a mobile clinic in Chile
Employees of Farmacias Ahumada in Chile launched in March 2017 a fundraising campaign to finance a mobile clinic for the Fundación Arturo López Pérez, which is designed to travel the country and provide free examinations to detect and help prevent some types of cancer.
Jump for Pudsey
In a twist on the annual fundraising drive for BBC Children in Need, Boots UK teamed up with British Gymnastics to get more people active by jumping for Pudsey Bear – the campaign’s mascot. Employees set up fundraising pages and generated donations for every jump or leap they made. Children in Need funds vital projects to help disadvantaged children across the UK.
Caring Company in Hong Kong
For the ninth year in a row, Walgreens Boots Alliance Asia Sourcing Limited received a Caring Company award from the Hong Kong Council of Social Service for its CSR work for the community, employees and the environment.
Supporting cancer research
Alloga France employees ran a 20-k race to raise money for the EORTC Cancer Research Fund, a cause we have supported since 2011.
Home and care for orphans in Thailand
Boots Thailand employees and customers raised more than $200,000 between June 2013 and February 2017 for the Baan Gerda children’s charity, which provides a home and care for more than 90 HIV infected and affected orphans. Boots employees also regularly volunteer to support the children.