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WBA Commitment to Climate Change Action Reflected in CDP Score

WBA Commitment to Climate Change Action Reflected in CDP Score

Published 02-27-20

Submitted by Walgreens Boots Alliance

Walgreens and Boots UK expanded electric vehicle charging stations for employees in fiscal 2019 as part of WBA™s commitment to reducing emissions

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.

Designed to harness the competitive spirit of business to raise ambition and spur action on corporate climate action, CDP scores thousands of companies that disclose climate data through its platform each year at the request of their corporate customers and investors.

WBA is proud of numerous initiatives to reduce emissions and manage energy use, including investment in energy efficient lighting, heating, ventilation and air conditioning units and refrigerators, engaging and educating employees around energy consumption, investing in photovoltaic systems and participating in demand-response curtailment programs during peak periods. Read more about it in the WBA 2019 Corporate Social Responsibility Report.

“At WBA we are committed to working to reduce emissions across all of our businesses across the world to help mitigate global warming and address the urgent threat of climate change. Our two largest businesses, Walgreens and Boots UK, invested more than $169 million in energy efficiency in fiscal 2019,” said WBA Vice President for Corporate Social Responsibility Richard Ellis.

WBA emissions from energy, excluding acquired Rite Aid stores in the U.S., decreased by 7 percent in fiscal 2019 compared with the previous year. This was driven mainly by continued energy efficiency investment in the U.S. and the UK.

WBA’s climate change score, along with those of thousands of other companies, is available on CDP’s website at

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Walgreens Boots Alliance (Nasdaq: WBA) is an integrated healthcare, pharmacy and retail leader serving millions of customers and patients every day, with a 170-year heritage of caring for communities.

A trusted, global innovator in retail pharmacy with approximately 13,000 locations across the U.S., Europe and Latin America, WBA plays a critical role in the healthcare ecosystem. The company is reimagining local healthcare and well-being for all as part of its purpose – to create more joyful lives through better health. Through dispensing medicines, improving access to a wide range of health services, providing high quality health and beauty products and offering anytime, anywhere convenience across its digital platforms, WBA is shaping the future of healthcare.

WBA employs more than 325,000 people and has a presence in nine countries through its portfolio of consumer brands: Walgreens, Boots, Duane Reade, the No7 Beauty Company, Benavides in Mexico and Ahumada in Chile. Additionally, WBA has a portfolio of healthcare-focused investments located in several countries, including China and the U.S.

The company is proud of its contributions to healthy communities, a healthy planet, an inclusive workplace and a sustainable marketplace. WBA has been recognized for its commitment to operating sustainably: the company is an index component of the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) and was named to the 100 Best Corporate Citizens 2022.

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