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"A force for good"

Our Company is uniquely positioned to fulfill a purpose as well as generate profit. We work at the intersection between healthcare, retail and beauty. We touch communities around the world and have built a portfolio of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) partnerships and initiatives where we can have maximum impact. We work with organizations that can boost health and wellbeing and bring opportunities to young people, in the regions where we do business, and beyond.

Throughout fiscal 2017 I was delighted to see how our people share the same enthusiasm and passion in working together to do something tangible to improve people’s lives.

We have continued to challenge ourselves to make progress on all 12 of our CSR goals, including efforts to reduce our carbon footprint and our waste. We are in discussions to renew our partnership with the EORTC Cancer Research Fund in Europe, and in the U.S. we deepened our partnership with The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, to progress our goal of mobilizing our resources in the fight against cancer.

In our full 2017 CSR Report you can read about how we worked to contribute to all 17 of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, about achievements such as reaching more than 130 million mothers and children with life-changing vitamins over our three-year partnership with Vitamin Angels, and about how our businesses teach each other to implement meaningful CSR programs.

I want to take this opportunity to share my heartfelt thanks to our employees, customers, suppliers and partners who show our collective effort can empower others and improve quality of life for people all over the world.

Ornella Barra
Co-Chief Operating Officer
Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc.
Chairman of the Corporate Social Responsibility Committee

December 20 2017

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