Walgreens employee recycling at a distribution facility

Due to energy consumption and waste generation by our stores, distribution centers, employees and fleets, Walgreens Boots Alliance has a significant impact on the environment.

However, our size also provides us with the ability to drive large-scale initiatives to reduce that impact. We are committed to ensuring that due consideration is given to the impact our operations across the Company have on the environment.

Walgreens Boots Alliance collects data from across its operations and publishes total emissions and energy use data as well as waste data on an annual basis.

Our Energy and Waste goals are listed below. We invite you to click on each one to read about our initiatives and impacts in these areas:


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

Through our Environment initiatives we support the following United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Un logo for clean and affordable energyUN logo for decent work and economic growthUn logo for responsible consumption and productionUn logo for climate actionUn logo for life on landUn logo for partnerships for goals

*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, 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. More information is available in our CSR Performance Data of Preparation and Statement of GHG Emissions.

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