Certified MICA in finished products at Boots UK and No7 Beauty Company
Plastic reduced in Walgreens brand water bottle case achieved by reducing wrap thickness
Supplier ethical sourcing assessments
Cage-free eggs target achieved by Walgreens at the end of calendar year 2022
WBA works to ensure the ingredients and materials used within our owned brand products and packaging are safe for our consumers, communities and planet. We strive to reduce the environmental and social impacts of the ingredients and materials we use by improving their traceability, implementing third-party certification requirements, protecting the rights of workers and supporting the responsible sourcing of raw materials.
No7 Beauty Company is a group of highly respected skin care and beauty brands, some of which have been beloved household products since the 1930s. No7 Beauty Company continues to develop products through world-class innovation and sustainable sourcing practices, and its industry-leading insights into customer shopping behaviors are the core of its strategy. Guided by a bold roadmap, it pledges to achieve its three overarching sustainability goals by 2030.
Walgreens, Nice!, and Complete Home are synonymous with quality and aim to live up to our century-old code: honest goods sold to honest people by honest methods. Our brands and products include a variety of goods in numerous categories.
From healthcare and beauty essentials to quality sunscreen, Boots-owned brands, including Boots Soltan, Boots Brand Healthcare and 17, provide affordable, accessible products customers know, love and trust.
We are dedicated to sourcing minerals used in our products in an ethical and responsible manner, working only with suppliers who share our commitment. We are continuously working to improve the traceability of these materials and to have them independently certified to a recognized environmental, ethical or social standard to minimize their impact on both the environment and society.
We are committed to supporting the development of a sustainable palm oil industry and supply chain that combats deforestation, preserves wildlife habitats and protects the rights of workers. Our Global Minimum Requirements support this commitment, striving to require all ingredients containing palm oil and derivatives used within our owned brand products to be certified by the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO).
We use shea butter as a moisturizing ingredient in many skincare products. We are a member of the nonprofit Global Shea Alliance (GSA) to promote industry sustainability, quality practices and standards around shea butter. We work with the GSA to support the women who harvest shea in Ghana and give back to communities that work in the shea industry.
We are committed to working with suppliers to ensure wood pulp and paper materials used in products and packaging are not contributing to deforestation, ecosystem loss or illegal harvesting. Boots-owned brands and the No7 Beauty Company require all wood, pulp and paper materials come from verified recycled sources with at least 50% post-consumer content, or from responsibly managed forests.
The issue of packaging waste is a growing societal and environmental concern, and at WBA, we are determined to help address the negative impacts of waste from packaging. In the past few years, we have focused on reducing plastic and single-use components from our packaging, in addition to publishing long-term targets for our owned brands. Our efforts to make our packaging more sustainable have progressed in the following ways:
WBA engages with numerous organizations and government entities to seek industrywide solutions and take meaningful action toward packaging sustainability.
WBA is a member of the Sustainable Packaging Coalition, an independent nonprofit organization that brings sustainable packaging stakeholders together to catalyze actionable improvements to packaging systems.
In October 2022, Walgreens joined the Sustainable Medicines Partnership (SMP) as a member of the Steering Committee, a private-public collaboration executing projects to make the use of medicines more sustainable.
Boots and No7 Beauty Company joined as signatories to the EcoBeautyScore Consortium in July 2022. The consortium is a collaboration of major global cosmetics companies that seek to establish a transparent global environmental impact scoring system.