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Walgreens Joins Groundbreaking Consortium to Reinvent the Plastic Retail Bag

Leading Retailers and Closed Loop Partners Unite to Tackle Retail Bag Waste
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DEERFIELD, Ill., July 21, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Walgreens announced today that it has joined the Center for the Circular Economy at Closed Loop Partners and other leading retailers in a groundbreaking consortium that aims to reinvent the single-use plastic retail bag. The goal of the initiative is to identify, test and implement viable design solutions and models that more sustainably serve the purpose of the current retail bag.

Walgreens Earns Best Place to Work on 2020 Disability Equality Index

National Recognition Spotlights Walgreens Training and Job Readiness Programs for People with Disabilities
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DEERFIELD, Ill., July 16, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Walgreens has been recognized for the fourth consecutive year with a top score of 100 percent on the 2020 Disability Equality Index® (DEI), a joint initiative by Disability:IN and the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD).

Greater Than Aids, With Support From Walgreens and Orasure Technologies, to Provide 10,000 Free In-home HIV Tests to Community Partners

The Collaboration Expands HIV Self-Testing in High-Need Areas During COVID-19
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With in-person health services limited due to COVID-19, Greater Than AIDS, a public information initiative of KFF, and Walgreens have announced a new program to provide 10,000 OraQuick® In-Home HIV Test kits to support expanded testing options in high-need areas. Local health agencies and community-based organizations will distribute the FDA-approved, self-administered tests at no cost to those unable to get tested in person.  

WBA Celebrates World Day for Cultural Diversity: When We’re Different, It Pays Dividends

A Q&A with Carlos Cubia, WBA vice president and global chief diversity officer, about World Day for Cultural Diversity on May 21
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Carlos Cubia has been vice president and global chief diversity officer for Walgreens Boots Alliance since 2017. He previously worked in leadership roles in the healthcare, financial services and insurance industries, developing ways to improve diversity and inclusion that also had positive business results.

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Carlos Cubia has been vice president and global chief diversity officer for Walgreens Boots Alliance since 2017. He previously worked in leadership roles in the healthcare, financial services and insurance industries, developing ways to improve diversity and inclusion that also had positive business results.

Help Protect the Environment While Cleaning Your Teeth

Walgreens launches new eco-friendly line of toothbrushes and flossers; Expands popular line of compostable tableware
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April 22, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Now you can help protect the environment while keeping your teeth clean and healthy. Walgreens has launched chain-wide its new Eco-Friendly & Sustainable Oral Care products, including Walgreens brand bamboo toothbrushes and flossers made from a bio-based material that is a plastic alternative. 
 

WBA Employees Are Pitching in to Support Essential Workers

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As the COVID-19 pandemic creates an increased need for health care workers to have personal protective equipment, WBA employees are answering the call.

Deborah Altsman is cut from a special kind of cloth.

Strength That Can’t Be Shaken

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An unbreakable spirit drives Walgreens team members in Puerto Rico to help after earthquakes deal the island another setback.

It was the morning after Dia de los Reyes, a yearly observation of the Christian epiphany that brings joyful celebration to the streets of Puerto Rico. But Libni Cardona didn’t have time to reflect on the festivities of the night before; she had awoken to the news that her beloved island had once again been attacked by Mother Nature.

Walgreens Boots Alliance Signs UNAIDS Business Alliance Pledge to End HIV/AIDS by 2030; Expands HIV/AIDS Education and Prevention Efforts

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Walgreens Boots Alliance Signs UNAIDS Business Alliance Pledge to End HIV/AIDS by 2030; Expands HIV/AIDS Education and Prevention Efforts

Dec.1 was World AIDS Day, a day commemorating the more than 35 million people who have died from AIDS and an annual call-to-action to end the disease and support people living with HIV/AIDS.  Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA), which includes Walgreens, has worked for several years to advance HIV/AIDS awareness and research.

Walgreens Honors Veterans With Ongoing Hiring and Free Flu Shot Campaigns

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Walgreens Honors Veterans with Ongoing Hiring and Free Flu Shot Campaigns

On Nov. 11, our country will honor the sacrifice of veterans and their families. Walgreens, one of the country’s largest retailers with more than 9,200 locations nationwide, is leveraging its business to deliver employment opportunities and health services, so veterans can live healthy and productive lives in civil society.

Walgreens on a Mission to Hire 5,000 Veterans in Five Years

Boots and Macmillan Partnership Recognized As ‘Most Admired’ Corporate-NGO Partnership in the UK

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Boots and Macmillan partnership recognized as ‘Most Admired’ Corporate-NGO Partnership in the UK

The Boots UK and Macmillan Cancer Support partnership, now in its 10th year, has been voted the Most Admired Corporate-NGO Partnership in the C&E Barometer 2019, a survey conducted among leading global companies and NGOs.

The Boots UK and Macmillan Cancer Support partnership was recognized for its strategic fit, impact, longevity, strong clear communications and mutual benefit.

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