James Skinner, Executive Chairman, Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. and Stefano Pessina, Executive Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc.

Driving socially responsible business growth around the world

Walgreens Boots Alliance is privileged to care for people and communities around the world as we deliver our vision to be the first choice for pharmacy, wellbeing and beauty.

Our commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is embedded in our drive to operate both a sustainable and profitable enterprise. Advancing our environmental, social and governance performance involves many aspects of our Company, builds trust in our brands and lies at the core of our everyday work to support healthy living.

Colleagues in both our legacy companies have long pursued local CSR initiatives linked to the nature of our businesses. In our first full fiscal year as a combined global Company, we focused on the CSR work that prioritizes our communities, environment, marketplace and workplace. Our global reach means we can drive large-scale initiatives and replicate successful programs around the world while collaborating with key stakeholders.

We strive to be global leaders in supporting people and the planet and to innovate in the face of the long-term challenges for all businesses due to environmental change and global population growth. To set CSR targets for the future we have developed internal procedures for gathering data and reporting performance. For fiscal 2016 we collected data across our enterprise on community contributions, carbon emissions, energy use, waste disposal, employee retention and employee gender. These externally assured metrics, published in this report, will serve as the baseline for evaluating our progress in these areas.

Through proactive support of our colleagues’ personal health and wellbeing and by providing equal opportunities for everyone, we are building a culture of looking after our people. This means that we are even more engaged to better serve our customers.

We thank all of our employees for acting locally to help people across the world lead healthier and happier lives.

16 February 2017

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