At Walgreens Boots Alliance we have the ability to drive large-scale initiatives and positively impact our environment, which is why we aim to protect it and do our part to help ensure it flourishes for future generations.
Our three Environment goals are related to combatting the urgent threat of climate change. Through our energy goal we are committed to doing our part to help mitigate global warming by measuring our direct and indirect emissions, working to reduce energy use in our buildings and stores and promoting the use of energy from sustainable sources. Our waste and deforestation goals bolster our effort to combat climate change as emissions related to solid waste landfills and deforestation contribute to global warming.
This section outlines the progress made in fiscal 2017 toward achieving our Environment goals, which are as follows:
To reduce our energy consumption and Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions on a comparable basis* as defined by the Greenhouse Gas Protocol (GHGP)**
To reduce the waste we create, on a comparable basis*, and to contribute to the drive for increasingly circular economies through increased re-use and recycling
To develop plans to help achieve zero net deforestation by 2020, collaborating with other organizations in a global initiative
Through our Environment initiatives we support the following United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs):
* Excludes the impact of acquisitions, disposals and any significant changes in existing operations.
** The GHGP, established by the World Resources Institute and the World Business Council on Sustainable Development (WBCSD), sets the global standard for how to measure, manage and report greenhouse gas emissions. Scope 1 emissions arise directly from sources owned or controlled by the Company while Scope 2 emissions are those generated by purchased electricity, heat and steam consumed by the Company. For more information please see the CSR Performance Data Basis of Preparation and Statement of GHG Emissions documents.