We encourage our people to contribute in a way that benefits the wider community and encourage volunteering opportunities with our charity partners. Volunteering provides our people with a sense of pride and helps to develop their leadership and organizational skills. In addition to this, we can harness this energy toward common goals.
International support for ‘Give and Gain Day’ across countries
Business in the Community's ‘Give & Gain Day’ is a day of employee volunteering, which Walgreens Boots Alliance supported across a number of countries.
Examples of this include: employees in the Czech Republic volunteered in the ecological center Toulcuv dvur, which runs educational and development activities to enrich cultural life for communities in the Prague region. The volunteers helped in a number of areas, such as improving safety, cultivating fields and gardens, taking care of horses and building stages for children’s theatrical performances.
Employees in Spain organized a sports day in collaboration with the Catalan Federation of Sports for People with Intellectual Disabilities (ACELL Federació Catalana d'esports per a disminuïts psíquics). The event was attended by employees and family members and involved activities such as archery and sailing.
Employees in Hong Kong and their family members volunteered to sell raffle tickets to raise money for Heep Hong Society, an organization which provides professional training and education to children with specials needs.