Boots smashes carbon reduction target three years early

Walgreens Boots Alliance has published its 2017 Corporate Social Responsibility Report, and revealed that its Boots chain has hit its carbon reduction target three years ahead of schedule, cutting emissions in established Boots stores by 33 percent.

During fiscal 2017, the drugstore group as a whole reduced its total carbon footprint by 6.5 percent compared to the previous year.

“Corporate Social Responsibility sits at the heart of Walgreens Boots Alliance. Throughout 2017, we continued to demonstrate how we as a company embed our CSR values in everything we do,” said Ornella Barra, Walgreens Boots Alliance Co-Chief Operating Officer and Chairman of the Corporate Social Responsibility Committee. “I am immensely proud of the positive impact our initiatives have on millions of lives around the world. By building on our successes and creating long-term collaborations with partner organizations, we aim for the biggest possible positive impact in our areas of focus. For us, this is quite simply the right thing to do.”