Walgreens Boots Alliance gathered fiscal 2016 data in a number of areas to establish a baseline for our future CSR reporting. We plan to use these externally assured metrics to evaluate our progress in the coming years.

The data on contributions will help us measure our impact in our three Community goals by showing how the Company supports organizations that work in areas such as health, education and social welfare.
 
The data on carbon emissions, energy use and waste disposal allow us to track our progress on two of our Environment goals: reducing energy consumption and emissions and reducing the waste we create. And the figures on employee retention and employees by gender will provide insight into our progress in our Workplace goals of fostering employee wellbeing and equal opportunity.

Community data

The Community Contributions data measures cash and non-cash donations by our businesses to charitable and community groups that work in health, education, social welfare and other areas. These metrics do not include donations raised in employee, customer and supplier fundraisers.

For the 12 months ending 31 August 2016

Community contributions by Division1 $million
Retail Pharmacy USA 31.1
Retail Pharmacy International 7.8
Pharmaceutical Wholesale 1.2
  40.1
 
How the Company contributes1 $million
Cash
 
Charitable
22.1
Other
2.5
  24.6
Non-cash
 
Employee time
5.7
In kind
7.6
Management costs
2.2
  15.5
  40.1
 
Areas impacted by the Campany's contributions1 $million
Health 23.5
Education 3.0
Social welfare 10.3
Other 3.3
  40.1
 
Types of groups we contribute to1 $million
Local organizations 16.6
National organizations 9.8
International organizations 13.7
  40.1

Environment data

Our energy data combine emissions generated directly from sources owned or controlled by the Company (Scope 1) and those generated by purchased electricity, heat and steam consumed by the Company (Scope 2).

Our product delivery and business travel data include emissions generated directly from sources owned or controlled by the Company (Scope 1) and indirectly by Company operations (Scope 3).

Our total carbon footprint in fiscal 2016 was 2.5 million metric tonnes of CO2e (carbon dioxide equivalent). Energy used to power stores and warehouses was the biggest contributor, accounting for 86 percent. Emissions from product delivery accounted for 12 percent of the Company’s carbon emissions, while emissions from business travel accounted for 2 percent, driven by road travel in the USA.

The Retail Pharmacy USA Division accounted for more than 80 percent of the Walgreens Boots Alliance carbon footprint and energy usage, reflecting the size and scale of the U.S. retail operation.

Electricity accounted for more than 90 percent of the Walgreens Boots Alliance carbon footprint from energy, reflecting the reliance on electricity to power our retail stores and warehouses. Natural gas accounted for around 5 percent, primarily for heating buildings.

Walgreens Boots Alliance businesses generated nearly 17,000 mWh of electricity through solar panels during fiscal 2016.

For the 12 months ending 31 August 2016
 
Total Company CO2e emissions by source1 000 metric tonnes
Energy 2,142
Product delivery 305
Business travel 54
  2,504
 
Total Company CO2e emissions by Division1 000 metric tonnes
Retail Pharmacy USA 2,010
Retail Pharmacy International 310
Pharmaceutical Wholesale 184
  2,504
 
Energy use by Division1 GWh
Retail Pharmacy USA 3,860
Retail Pharmacy International 656
Pharmaceutical Wholesale 170
  4,686
 
CO2e emissions from energy, by Division1 000 metric tonnes
Retail Pharmacy USA 1,857
Retail Pharmacy International 242
Pharmaceutical Wholesale 43
  2,142
 
CO2e emissions from energy, by type1 000 metric tonnes
Retail Pharmacy USA 2,022
Retail Pharmacy International 102
Pharmaceutical Wholesale 18
  2,142
 
CO2e emissions from product delivery, by Division1 000 metric tonnes
Retail Pharmacy USA 127
Retail Pharmacy International 51
Pharmaceutical Wholesale 127
  305
 
CO2e emissions from business travel, by type1 000 metric tonnes
Road 31
Air 25
Rail 1
  57
 
Business travel - air (by length of haul)1 000 km
Short haul 66,795
Long haul 24,397
  91,192
 
CO2e emissions from business travel, by Division1 000 metric tonnes
Retail Pharmacy USA 26
Retail Pharmacy International 17
Pharmaceutical Wholesale 14
  57
 
CO2e emissions from business travel, per 1,000 employees, by Division and for the Company1 metric tonnes
Retail Pharmacy USA 108
Retail Pharmacy International 186
Pharmaceutical Wholesale 529
Walgreens Boots Alliance 157

The Company generated 549,000 metric tonnes of waste in fiscal 2016, of which approximately 50 percent was recycled. The Retail Pharmacy International Division achieved the highest recycling rate, more than 70 percent, followed by Pharmaceutical Wholesale’s more than 60 percent and Retail Pharmacy USA’s nearly 50 percent.

Our businesses in Norway and the Netherlands have achieved zero waste to landfill.

For the 12 months ending 31 August 2016
 
Waste by method of disposal1 000 metric tonnes
Landfill 265
Incinerated2 10
Recycled3 274
  549
 
Waste by Division1 000 metric tonnes
Retail Pharmacy USA 467
Retail Pharmacy International 62
Pharmaceutical Wholesale 20,000
  549

Workplace data

As of 31 August 2016
 
Employees by Division1  
Retail Pharmacy USA 247,000
Retail Pharmacy International 89,000
Pharmaceutical Wholesale 26,000
  362,0004
 
Employees by retention1 %
Working for Walgreens Boots Alliance > 1 year 68
Working for Walgreens Boots Alliance > 5 year5 34
 
Employees by gender1 %
Men 34
Women 64
  100
 
Women employees by Division and in the Company1 %
Retail Pharmacy USA 66
Retail Pharmacy International 77
Pharmaceutical Wholesale 35
Walgreens Boots Alliance 66

Within Deloitte & Touche LLP's review scope.
Without heat recovery.
Includes materials recovered via incineration with heat recovery.
Employees of fully owned Walgreens Boots Alliance businesses; does not include employees of companies in which Walgreens Boots Alliance has equity investments.
Includes existing employees of businesses that have become part of Walgreens Boots Alliance.


 

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