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WBA details ESG commitments in report

WBA details ESG commitments in report

DEERFIELD, Ill. – Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) has released its fiscal year 2022 ESG report, detailing the company’s efforts to live up to its stated purpose of creating more joyful lives through better health. WBA yesterday hosted a virtual event, featuring report highlights and discussions with ESG thought leaders. In addition to sharing the company’s

WBA reduces its stake in AmerisourceBergen

WBA reduces its stake in AmerisourceBergen

DEERFIELD, Ill.– Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (WBA) has sold 6.0 million shares of AmerisourceBergen Corp. common stock pursuant to Rule 144 at a price of $150 per share. After the sale, Walgreens Boots Alliance’s ownership of AmerisourceBergen’s common stock decreased from approximately 28.1% to approximately 25.2%. The sale has no impact on the long-term partnership

WBA makes 100 Best Corporate Citizens list

WBA makes 100 Best Corporate Citizens list

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) said 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’s Kathleen Wilson Thompson to retire

WBA’s Kathleen Wilson Thompson to retire

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens Boots Alliance executive vice president and global chief human resources officer Kathleen Wilson-Thompson will retire from her post in January, the company said Monday. Pamela Puryear will succeed her. “Never has Kathleen’s contribution to the company been stronger than in 2020, whether leading Human Resources actions during the pandemic or being

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

Ornella Barra, Co-Chief Operating Officer, Walgreens Boots Alliance

DEERFIELD, Ill. — As Walgreens Boots Alliance’s co-chief operating officer, Ornella Barra has an exceptional perspective on developments around the world. In that capacity, she oversees all WBA’s divisions outside of the U.S., including Boots (U.K., Republic of Ireland and Opticians), Retail Pharmacy International, Global Brands and International Wholesale. She is also responsible at global

WBA taps three for leadership posts

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Last month Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) announced three global leadership appointments. Vineet Mehra is joining WBA as global chief marketing officer. He will be based at corporate headquarters here and will report to WBA co-chief operating officers Ornella Barra and Alex Gourlay. As global CMO, Mehra will be responsible for the visioning,

Walgreens Boots Alliance receives UN Leadership Award

Walgreens Boots Alliance receives UN Leadership Award

NEW YORK — Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. (WBA) was honored earlier this month at the United Nations Foundation’s 2016 Global Leadership Awards Dinner for its commitment to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals through its support for well-being around the world. The UN awarded WBA for its vaccination program “Get a Shot. Give a Shot.” —

WBA names Gourlay, Barra Co-COOs

WBA names Gourlay, Barra Co-COOs

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. (WBA) has realigned its senior management roles and responsibilities, as it lays the groundwork for the next phase of its evolution, which, pending Federal Trade Commission approval, will include the acquisition and integration of Rite Aid Corp. In an effort to streamline the management of the company’s global