Walgreens Boots Alliance collected Corporate Social Responsibility performance data for fiscal 2017 from our ongoing operations across the globe and compared it with baseline data from fiscal 2016.

Measuring our direct and indirect greenhouse gas emissions, working to reduce our energy use and promoting the use of energy from sustainable sources are part of our energy goal and our commitment to do our part to help combat the urgent threat of climate change.


Total Company emissions

Total Company CO2e emissions, by source
(000 metric tonnes)
Fiscal 20171 Fiscal 2016 Year on year change (%)
Energy 2,011 2,142 -6.1
Product delivery 272 305 -10.8
Business Travel 58 57 +1.8
  2,341 2,504 -6.5
 
Total Company CO2e emissions by Scopes 1, 2 and 32
(000 metric tonnes)
Fiscal 20171
Scopes 13
357
Scopes 24
1,863
Scopes 3 121
  2,341
 
Fiscal 2017 Company CO2e emissions, by source1
Energy        86%
Product Delivery 12%
Business Travel 2%
 
Total Company CO2e emissions, by Division
(000 metric tonnes)
Fiscal 20171 Fiscal 2016 Year on year  change (%)
Retail Pharmacy USA 1,903 2,010 -5.3

Retail Pharmacy International

271 310 -12.6
Pharmaceutical Wholesale 167 184 -9.2
  2,341 2,504 -6.5

1 Fiscal 2017 data within Deloitte & Touche LLP’s review scope.
2 Scope 1 emissions are those generated directly from sources owned or controlled by the Company. Scope 2 emissions are those generated by purchased electricity, purchased heat and purchased steam consumed by the Company. Scope 3 indirect emissions are those that are a consequence of Company activities, but occur from sources not owned or controlled by the Company. Walgreens Boots Alliance currently reports on business travel and downstream transportation and distribution Scope 3 emissions.
3 Not including CO2e emissions from energy produced by the Company's on-site Combined Heat & Power plant in Beeston, Nothingham, UK and sold to third parties off the grid, which were 19,000 metric tonnes in fiscal 2017.  
4 Scope 2 emissions calculated using a market-based method were 1,764,000 metric tonnes of CO2e in fiscal 2017.

Energy use and emissions from energy

Energy use, by Division
(GWh)
Fiscal 20171 Fiscal 2016 Year on year  change (%)
Retail Pharmacy USA 3,754 3,860 -2.7

Retail Pharmacy International

635 656 -3.2
Pharmaceutical Wholesale 180 170 +5.9
  4,569 4,686 -2.5
 
CO2e emissions from energy, by type
(000 metric tonnes)
Fiscal 20171 Fiscal 2016 Year on year  change (%)
Electricity 1,889 2,022 -6.6
Gas 103 102 +1.0
Other 19 18 +5.6
  2,011 2,142 -6.1
 
Fiscal 2017 Company CO2e emissions, from energy, by type1
Electricity 94%
Gas 5%
Other 1%
 
CO2e emissions from energy, by Division
(000 metric tonnes)
Fiscal 20171 Fiscal 2016 Year on year  change (%)
Retail Pharmacy USA 1,755 1,857 -5.5
Retail Pharmacy International 213 242 -12.0
Pharmaceutical Wholesale 43 43 0.0
  2,011 2,142 -6.1

1 Fiscal 2017 data within Deloitte & Touche LLP’s review scope.

Emissions from business travel and product delivery

CO2e emissions from business travel, by Division
(000 metric tonnes)
Fiscal 20171 Fiscal 2016 Year on year  change (%)
Retail Pharmacy USA 27 26 +3.8

Retail Pharmacy International

18 17 +5.9
Pharmaceutical Wholesale 13 14 -7.1
  58 57 +1.8
 
CO2e emissions from business travel, by type
(000 metric tonnes)
Fiscal 20171 Fiscal 2016 Year on year  change (%)
Road 28 31 -9.7
Air 29 25 +16.0
Rail 1 1 0.0
  58 57 +1.8
 
Business travel – air (by length of haul)
(000 km)
Fiscal
20171
Fiscal
2016
Year
on
year 
change
(%)
Short Haul 76,253 66,795 +14.2
Long Haul 29,875 24,397 +22.5
  106,128 91,192 +16.4
 
CO2e emissions from business travel, per 1,000 employees, by Division and for the Company
(metric tonnes)
Fiscal 20171 Fiscal 2016 Year on year  change (%)
Retail Pharmacy USA 111 108 +2.8
Retail Pharmacy International 211 186 +13.4
Pharmaceutical Wholesale 507 529 -4.2
Walgreens Boots Alliance 166 157 +5.7
 
CO2e emissions from product delivery, by Division
(000 metric tonnes)
Fiscal 20171 Fiscal 2016 Year on year  change (%)
Retail Pharmacy USA 122 127 -3.9
Retail Pharmacy International 40 51 -21.6
Pharmaceutical Wholesale 110 127 -13.4
  272 305 -10.8
 
1 Fiscal 2017 data within Deloitte & Touche LLP’s review scope.

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