As concerns over COVID-19 increase, most people are focused on the virus itself: the risk to themselves and their loved ones, the potential for disruptions of daily activities and confusion over how to take proper precautions against it. But the current health care crisis isn’t only about the novel coronavirus – it’s also about continuing to manage millions of other health concerns that existed before COVID-19 became an issue.
Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) received a score of B on its most recent submission to global non-profit CDP, reflecting the company’s strong commitment to corporate transparency and action on climate change. The B score places WBA in CDP’s “management” level, showing progress toward environmental stewardship. The submission covered fiscal 2018, the 12 months ended August 31, 2018.
An unbreakable spirit drives Walgreens team members in Puerto Rico to help after earthquakes deal the island another setback.
It was the morning after Dia de los Reyes, a yearly observation of the Christian epiphany that brings joyful celebration to the streets of Puerto Rico. But Libni Cardona didn’t have time to reflect on the festivities of the night before; she had awoken to the news that her beloved island had once again been attacked by Mother Nature.
WBA Sponsors 2019 Global Retail Challenge to Inspire Next Generation of Retail Leaders
Over six weeks, Walgreens Boots Alliance and other leading companies such as Nordstrom and Columbia Sportswear Company participated in this year’s Global Retail Challenge in partnership with the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA).
Walgreens Boots Alliance Signs UNAIDS Business Alliance Pledge to End HIV/AIDS by 2030; Expands HIV/AIDS Education and Prevention Efforts
Dec.1 was World AIDS Day, a day commemorating the more than 35 million people who have died from AIDS and an annual call-to-action to end the disease and support people living with HIV/AIDS. Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA), which includes Walgreens, has worked for several years to advance HIV/AIDS awareness and research.
Walgreens Hopes to Provide 50 Million More Vaccines Through Get a Shot. Give a Shot. Campaign by 2023
On Nov. 19, Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) and the United Nations Foundation’s Shot@Life campaign announced that Walgreens Get a Shot. Give a Shot. program has helped provide 50 million lifesaving vaccines to children around the world since its inception in 2013. Walgreens also stated it would strive to provide an additional 50 million immunizations over the next five years.
The American-Italian Cancer Foundation (AICF) has presented Stefano Pessina, executive vice chairman and chief executive officer of Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) with the organization’s Lifetime Achievement Award for his outstanding career in health care.
Walgreens Honors Veterans with Ongoing Hiring and Free Flu Shot Campaigns
On Nov. 11, our country will honor the sacrifice of veterans and their families. Walgreens, one of the country’s largest retailers with more than 9,200 locations nationwide, is leveraging its business to deliver employment opportunities and health services, so veterans can live healthy and productive lives in civil society.
Walgreens on a Mission to Hire 5,000 Veterans in Five Years
Boots and Macmillan partnership recognized as ‘Most Admired’ Corporate-NGO Partnership in the UK
The Boots UK and Macmillan Cancer Support partnership, now in its 10th year, has been voted the Most Admired Corporate-NGO Partnership in the C&E Barometer 2019, a survey conducted among leading global companies and NGOs.
The Boots UK and Macmillan Cancer Support partnership was recognized for its strategic fit, impact, longevity, strong clear communications and mutual benefit.
Kyle Hahn was in high school when he learned about a new Walgreens distribution center opening up in Windsor, Conn. He applied and was hired, and in joining Walgreens, Kyle also became part of the company’s new Transitional Working Group, an effort by the retailer to provide employment opportunities for people with disabilities.
This past September, Kyle celebrated his 11th anniversary with Walgreens and he recalls the day he found out he was hired:
“I was really excited about it,” said Hahn. “I was jumping around the house. This was my first job ever!”