Vitamin Angels giving vitamin drops to a child
Walgreens Boots Alliance aims to have a positive impact and to be a catalyst for change. Here are some of the highlights from our 2018 CSR work, grouped into our four key CSR areas.


We strive to be a responsible neighbor in the communities we serve around the world.

As of August 31, 2018, we have:

Safely disposed of more than 410 TONS
(372 metric tonnes) of medication to address the opioid crisis

Helped provide life-changing vitamins to
160 MILLION children and women
in more than 74 countries through partnership with Vitamin Angels

Raised $71 MILLION
for Red Nose Day in the USA and £11.5 MILLION ($18.6 million)
for BBC Children in Need in the UK

Raised £16.6 MILLION ($25.1 million)
for Macmillan Cancer Support,
thanks to employees and customers


We are determined to protect the environment and do our part to ensure it flourishes for future generations.

In fiscal 2018:

Our carbon footprint -9.6% year-over-year

Boots UK and Ireland installed sustainable beauty displays
in 2,244 stores

Walgreens distribution facilities diverted
93% of waste from landfill

Boots UK joined
to reduce single use plastics


We aim to do business fairly and with integrity and to provide transparency around ingredients and packaging in order to respond to increasing consumer demands for sustainable, ethically sourced products that contribute to their health and wellbeing.
In fiscal 2018:
New chemicals management program to
certain ingredients in products we sell

Reached 75% CERTIFIED Supply Chain Sustainable Palm Oil (CSSPO)
in Boots UK owned brands

on more than 600 Walgreens owned brand products

More than 1,200
ethical compliance assessments on owned brand suppliers


We continue to be recognized for our dedication to diversity and inclusion, and our U.S. training programs and job opportunities for people with disabilities are considered industry leading.
In fiscal 2018:

Walgreens Boots Alliance employees reported more than

to recruit people with disabilities expanded to
more than 220 stores

Walgreens earned 100% scores
on the Disability Equality Index and
the Corporate Equality Index on LGBTQ workplace equality

A total of more than 3 MILLION in assistance for
Boots UK and Walgreens employees and retirees experiencing
hardship, funded by charitable donations

UN Sustainable Development Goals logo
Walgreens Boots Alliance is committed to supporting all 17 of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted in 2015 by UN member states. Our overall CSR strategy and our CSR goals are aligned with the SDGs.


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