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WBA named to 100 Best Corporate Citizens list

WBA named to 100 Best Corporate Citizens list

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) announced Tuesday that it has been named to 3BL Media’s annual 100 Best Corporate Citizens ranking, recognizing outstanding environmental, social and governance (ESG) transparency and performance among the 1,000 largest, publicly listed companies in the U.S. “Being a good corporate citizen is central to our business. By consistently responding

WBA releases Corporate Social Responsibility Report

WBA releases Corporate Social Responsibility Report

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) has released At the Heart of Health 2020 Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Report, which outlines the impact of its commitment to the critical needs facing communities today, including access to health care, diversity and inclusion accountability and innovative and sustainable solutions including reducing its carbon footprint and generation

AmerisourceBergen and WBA announce strategic transaction

AmerisourceBergen and WBA announce strategic transaction

VALLEY FORGE, Pa. — AmerisourceBergen Corp and Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) announced on Wednesday strategic agreements under which AmerisourceBergen will acquire the majority of WBA’s Alliance Healthcare businesses for approximately $6.5 billion, comprised of $6.275 billion in cash and 2 million shares of AmerisourceBergen common stock. Walgreens’ unit, Alliance Healthcare is one of the largest

WBA’s Kathleen Wilson-Thompson to retire, Pamela Puryear to fill role

WBA’s Kathleen Wilson-Thompson to retire, Pamela Puryear to fill role

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) announced on Monday that executive vice president and global chief human resources officer Kathleen Wilson-Thompson will retire next month and Pamela Puryear will be her successor. “Never has Kathleen’s contribution to the company been stronger than in 2020, whether leading Human Resources actions during the pandemic or being

WBA, McKesson complete formation of German wholesale joint venture

WBA, McKesson complete formation of German wholesale joint venture

DEERFIELD, Ill.  – Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) and McKesson Corp. announced on Monday the completion of their previously announced agreement to create a joint venture combining their respective pharmaceutical wholesale businesses in Germany, Alliance Healthcare Deutschland (AHD) and GEHE Pharma Handel (GEHE). WBA holds a 70% controlling equity interest in the joint venture and McKesson

WBA’s Barra honored for responsible business leadership

WBA’s Barra honored for responsible business leadership

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) announced on Tuesday that co-chief operating officer Ornella Barra was praised for her sustainability leadership at the Responsible Business Awards 2020, recognizing her innovation and her passionate commitment to promoting community health. Barra chairs WBA’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Committee and leads the company’s CSR strategy and partnerships

Barra and WBA adapt to new realities

Barra and WBA adapt to new realities

One characteristic Ornella Barra has evinced throughout her career in community pharmacy and drug wholesaling is the ability to adapt to changing conditions. That talent has served Walgreens Boots Alliance’s co-chief operating officer well in recent months: Both before and after the emergence of COVID-19, she has been a catalyst for innovation. A good example

WBA and McKesson to create German wholesale joint venture

WBA and McKesson to create German wholesale joint venture

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) and McKesson Corp. on Thursday signed an agreement to create a joint venture that will combine their respective pharmaceutical wholesale businesses in Germany with Alliance Healthcare Deutschland and GEHE Pharma Handel. WBA will have a 70% controlling equity interest in the joint venture, and McKesson will have a

Walgreens Boots Alliance appoints global CIO

Walgreens Boots Alliance appoints global CIO

DEERFIELD, Ill. – Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) announced Friday that Francesco Tinto was named global chief information officer (CIO) and senior vice president at the company. Tinto will oversee the global strategy for WBA’s IT operations across all of the company’s divisions, as well as the implementation of its technology and digital innovation. His role

Walgreens honored on Fortune magazine’s 2019 Change the World list

Walgreens honored on Fortune magazine’s 2019 Change the World list

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens has made Fortune magazine’s 2019 Change the World list, taking the #13 spot on this annual list, which highlights companies that leverage their businesses to drive profit and to create societal good. The company is honored for its Balance Rewards for healthy choices (BRhc) digital wellness program, which currently has more than

WBA names new global chief communications officer

WBA names new global chief communications officer

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) has appointed Aaron Radelet global chief communications officer and senior vice president at the company. He will be based at corporate headquarters in Deerfield, Ill. and oversee internal, external and divisional communications globally across the organization. His team’s responsibilities will include media relations, employee communications, financial communications, digital

WBA teams on cancer prevention program

WBA teams on cancer prevention program

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens Boots Alliance has entered into a charitable partnership with European and American cancer organizations “to support people living with cancer at all moments of their journey.” The Collaboration for Cancer Prevention, Research and Support will cooperate on initiatives to develop and support innovative cancer research infrastructure and share best practices to

WBA unveils 2018 Corporate Social Responsibility Report

WBA unveils 2018 Corporate Social Responsibility Report

NOTTINGHAM, U.K.  – Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) Tuesday published its  2018 Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Report, which showcases the company’s global sustainability initiatives to prevent opioid abuse, support cancer patients and their families and address malnutrition and other health issues in communities around the world. WBA’s CSR strategy is largely focused on health care initiatives,

Alex Gourlay named Retailer of the Year

Alex Gourlay named Retailer of the Year

DEERFIELD, Ill. — To the casual observer, the dominant story line at Walgreens might appear to be the phased acquisition of 1,932 drug stores and related assets from Rite Aid Corp., and plans for their subsequent assimilation. But, important as the deal is, it shouldn’t be allowed to obscure other compelling developments at Walgreens Boots

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