WBA appoints SVP, ESG and Chief DEI Officer

WBA appoints SVP, ESG and Chief DEI Officer

THE WHAT? Walgreens Boots Alliance has announced that it has appointed Alethia Jackson as SVP, ESG (environmental, social and governance) and Chief DEI (diversity, equity and inclusion) Officer for the US, effective October 1, 2022.

THE DETAILS Jackson previously served as Vice President, Federal Government Relations for Walgreens and will report to Holly May, EVP and Global Chief Human Resources Officer, WBA.

“Throughout my career at Walgreens, I’ve seen first-hand the evolution and progress we’ve made as an employer and corporate leader, as well as with our DEI efforts, sustainability initiatives and healthcare commitments,” Jackson said. “Walgreens Boots Alliance is uniquely positioned to continue expanding and advancing our DEI initiatives and making an impact across the pillars of our ESG strategy — healthy communities, healthy and inclusive workplace, healthy planet and sustainable marketplace. I am proud to lead this critical work for the company.”

THE WHY? May explains, “Alethia is a very well-respected leader and I look forward to her advancing our DEI and environmental sustainability initiatives, which are core to our purpose of creating more joyful lives through better health. As evidenced by her leadership in developing our COVID-19 vaccine equity initiatives, Alethia understands the urgency behind health equity, as well as the impact carbon emission reductions, product sustainability and recycling can have on our planet as well as our overall health.”