Walgreens Boots Alliance believes that strong corporate governance is an essential element of achieving our overall objectives and acting as a responsible organization. Having appropriate oversight and governance of our CSR program is critical to its success.
Our senior leadership has established a CSR Committee to play a leading role in providing this oversight and governance. The CSR Committee is chaired by our Co-Chief Operating Officer Ornella Barra and includes senior executives from our key businesses as well as the legal, finance, human resources and communications functions. The CSR Committee meets regularly and, among other obligations, is charged with reviewing our CSR program (including the selection and approval of our CSR goals and the oversight of our CSR policy statements) and our progress towards achieving our CSR goals. The Committee also formally approves our annual CSR Report.
At the Board level, the Nominating and Governance Committee reviews, at least annually, our policies and activities regarding sustainability and CSR and assesses our management of risks in those areas. While the Nominating and Governance Committee has undertaken this review over the past few years, during 2017 the Board amended the Nominating and Governance Committee’s charter to expressly set forth this responsibility. This change was made, in part, upon stockholder and other stakeholder feedback we received in 2017.
Our Board believes that the Nominating and Governance Committee is the appropriate committee to discharge this obligation because sustainability and CSR matters represent a critical focus area of our corporate governance and that the members of the Nominating and Governance Committee, who are all independent directors, are able to effectively provide objective oversight of our CSR program and related initiatives.
More information on our corporate governance guidelines, and the Code of Conduct, can be found on our Investor Relations website
and in our Notice of 2018 Annual Meeting of Stockholders and Proxy Statement