DEERFIELD, Ill.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The American Ireland Fund honored Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc.
(Nasdaq: WBA) yesterday at its 32nd Annual Chicago Dinner for
its commitment to and investment in the entire island of Ireland, both
north and south. Walgreens Boots Alliance is only the fifth company with
significant operations in the Chicagoland area to receive the American
Ireland Fund Corporate Social Responsibility Award in the dinner’s
Walgreens Boots Alliance was cited for the jobs and services it provides
at over 170 stores in Ireland. Walgreens Boots Alliance Senior Vice
President, Chief Property and Procurement Officer Patrick Dunne accepted
the award on behalf of the company.
“I’m honored to accept this award on behalf of all my dedicated
colleagues, and we recognize the challenge of this award to continue our
strong corporate citizenship,” said Dunne, who is originally from
Strabane, County Tyrone in Northern Ireland. “We are committed to being
a standout global company through initiatives focused on the communities
we serve, the environment, the marketplace and our workplace.”
Founded in 1976, The Worldwide Ireland Funds currently operate in 12
countries and have raised over $500 million for over 3,000 outstanding
organizations across Ireland and around the globe.
“The American Ireland Fund is delighted to recognize Walgreens Boots
Alliance for its corporate presence and investment in the island of
Ireland. This ongoing commitment strengthens the communities it serves
and we are honored to celebrate the ties between Chicago and Ireland
that Walgreens Boots Alliance represents,” said Devon Bruce, chair of
the 2016 Annual Chicago Dinner.
The Funds are one of the largest private funding sources for innovative
work across the island of Ireland and are dedicated to supporting
programs of peace and reconciliation, arts and culture, education and
community development. The American Ireland Fund holds a 4-star rating
from Charity Navigator in recognition of efficiency, sound fiscal
management and commitment to accountability and transparency.
Notes to Editors:
Walgreens Boots Alliance (Nasdaq: WBA) is the first global pharmacy-led,
health and wellbeing enterprise.
The company was created through the combination of Walgreens and
Alliance Boots in December 2014, bringing together two leading companies
with iconic brands, complementary geographic footprints, shared values
and a heritage of trusted health care services through pharmaceutical
wholesaling and community pharmacy care, dating back more than 100 years.
Walgreens Boots Alliance is the largest retail pharmacy, health and
daily living destination across the USA and Europe. Walgreens Boots
Alliance and the companies in which it has equity method investments
together have a presence in more than 25* countries and employ more than
400,000* people. The company is a global leader in pharmacy-led, health
and wellbeing retail and, together with the companies in which it has
equity method investments, has over 13,200* stores in 11* countries as
well as one of the largest global pharmaceutical wholesale and
distribution networks, with over 390* distribution centers delivering to
more than 230,000** pharmacies, doctors, health centers and hospitals
each year in more than 20* countries. In addition, Walgreens Boots
Alliance is one of the world’s largest purchasers of prescription drugs
and many other health and wellbeing products.
The company’s portfolio of retail and business brands includes
Walgreens, Duane Reade, Boots and Alliance Healthcare, as well as
increasingly global health and beauty product brands such as No7,
Botanics, Liz Earle and Soap & Glory.
In October 2016 Walgreens Boots Alliance received the United Nations
Foundation Global Leadership Award for its commitment to the UN’s
Sustainable Development Goals.
More company information is available at www.walgreensbootsalliance.com.
* As of 31 August 2016, using publicly available information for
** For 12 months ending 31 August 2016, using publicly available
information for AmerisourceBergen.
Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc.
Michael Polzin, +1 847 315 2935
International / Laura Vergani, +44
(0)207 980 8585
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