It is a great honor to introduce our 2023 Walgreens Boots Alliance ESG Report in this landmark year, as Boots celebrates its 175th anniversary. It is a milestone that reinforces the vital role our incredible team plays in local communities across the world, serving the health and well-being of our patients and consumers.
Our company’s heritage and longevity are a testament to the hundreds of thousands of passionate people who work with us today and all of those who, throughout our history, have made us what we are. We are truly standing on the shoulders of giants.
It also provides us with a rich and unique opportunity to build upon nearly two centuries of insight into the ever-changing needs of consumers and the critical role we play in providing access to trusted pharmacy and healthcare services in the communities we serve and beyond. At a moment when, across the globe, we face significant challenges, we have never been more confident that our commitment to people and the planet will help us show up to meet, and exceed, the needs of our customers, patients, team members and communities for the future.
To succeed, we are committed to remaining agile. This provides us with an opportunity to bring fresh leadership and insight, while not wavering from our deep-rooted commitment to healthy communities, a healthy planet, a healthy and inclusive workplace and a sustainable marketplace.
In a world where topics such as climate change, affordable healthcare and cost of living impact healthcare systems, and in turn our consumers and our teams every day, we have stayed committed to addressing every opportunity we must improve health outcomes and overall well-being.
On climate change, our goal is clear. By 2030 we are targeting a 30 percent reduction of total Scope 1 and 2 emissions from a 2019 baseline. We will meet this by reducing our energy, waste, plastics and other raw materials.
Our consumers, patients and our team are all feeling the challenges of inflation and access to affordable healthcare. As a responsible employer, we are focused on creating a safe and inclusive place to work, with competitive compensation and attractive benefits. Our work to contribute to a fair and equitable world, building a truly inclusive culture and fostering a diverse workplace has been recognized by the National Organization on Disability, the American Association for People with Disabilities, Seramount Top Companies for Executive Women, Stonewall, and others. We understand the need to keep up this work, as we continue to make investments that improve the prospects and environment for our people and our consumers.
We cannot achieve this alone, and indeed, our unwavering commitment to the United Nations Sustainable Developments Goals underscores the power of great partnership in its 17th goal, Partnerships for the Goals. We work with many long-standing partners whose commitment to improving healthcare support and outcomes in local communities remains unwavering.
As we take a moment to reflect on the progress we have made, we are focused on our legacy for the future; addressing the most urgent needs for our people, patients and consumers today. We look forward to working with you over this next year as we continue to build on our progress, and appreciate your thoughts, feedback and ongoing collaboration.
January 24, 2024
Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc.
Chief Executive Officer,
Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc.