As Walgreens Boots Alliance becomes a fully integrated company, we are developing a plan to publish a more comprehensive CSR report over the course of the next three years. In order to achieve this, we have begun to align the contents of this report against the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Standards. Just as GRI is evolving to a new modular structure that will continually be updated to address the most critical, up-to-date sustainability issues, we too anticipate that our alignment to this framework will hold us accountable to evolve our CSR program to address these key issues. Although this report is currently not “in accordance” with the core GRI option, we have taken initial steps to address GRI disclosures. The location of these disclosures can be found in our GRI content index

This report covers data and progress from fiscal year 2016 and includes content from all our global operations. The prior report from fiscal 2015 can be found on the download report page. We plan to continue to report on an annual basis moving forward.

We welcome feedback on the contents of this report as well as our CSR strategy. Please contact us at CSR@wba.com.

Data management process:

We have a Company-wide approach to recording, measuring and reporting CSR performance, including a set of reporting criteria and a set of CSR measures and performance indicators that are applicable across the Company. We capture data on community contributions, carbon emissions, energy use, waste disposal, employee retention and employee gender, and use the data to inform and assist in the development of individual CSR programs in each business. 
 
The data presented within this report reflect the ongoing operations of the Company and were produced in accordance with the Walgreens Boots Alliance Corporate Social Responsibility Performance Data Basis of Preparation, which can be found in this section.  
 
CSR performance data is collected comprehensively on an annual basis. All submissions by individual businesses are prepared by local finance teams and local CSR champions and are reviewed by senior finance leaders. In addition to internal reviews, we believe external assurance enhances the credibility and transparency of information reported. Deloitte & Touche LLP conducted a review of selected indicators within this report in accordance with attestation standards established by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. 
 
The fiscal year that ended 31 August 2016 represents the first year that CSR data was collected across the entire Company. Therefore, no prior year comparatives are presented in the summary tables and the CSR data provided will form the baseline for future reporting.
Deliotte & Touche LLP Assurance Report

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