Walgreens Earns Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality Recognition in 2017 Corporate Equality Index

Company scores 100 percent for the 12th Year
on Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 15th Annual Scorecard

DEERFIELD, Ill.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#CEI2017–Walgreens received a perfect score of 100 percent on the 2017 Corporate
Equality Index (CEI), a national benchmarking survey and report on
corporate policies and practices related to LGBT workplace equality,
administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. This marks the
12th year Walgreens has earned a perfect score from the CEI index.

“It’s an honor to be acknowledged once again by the Human Rights
Campaign for our commitment to a diverse and inclusive workforce that
aligns with our mission to champion everyone’s right to be happy and
healthy,” said Stevens Sainte-Rose, chief human resources officer at
Walgreens. “We recognize the importance of fostering the growth and
development of all our employees. Our WPride and Allies business
resource group has been especially helpful with evolving our policies
and practices for more than a decade to help ensure a welcoming
workplace for all.”

The 2017 CEI rated 887 businesses in the report, which evaluates
LGBT-related policies and practices including non-discrimination
workplace protections, domestic partner benefits, transgender-inclusive
health care benefits, competency programs and public engagement with the
LGBT community.

Walgreens efforts satisfied all of the CEI’s criteria resulting in a 100
percent ranking and the designation as a Best Place to Work for LGBT
Equality. Walgreens joins the ranks of 517 major U.S. businesses which
also earned top marks this year.

For more information on the 2017 Corporate Equality Index, or to
download a free copy of the report, visit www.hrc.org/cei.

The Human Rights Campaign Foundation is the educational arm of
America’s largest civil rights organization working to achieve equality
for lesbian, gay, bisexual transgender and queer people. HRC envisions a
world where LGBTQ people are embraced as full members of society at
home, at work and in every community.

About Walgreens

Walgreens (www.walgreens.com),
one of the nation’s largest drugstore chains, is included in the Retail
Pharmacy USA Division of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (NASDAQ: WBA),
the first global pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing enterprise. More
than 10 million customers interact with Walgreens each day in
communities across America, using the most convenient, multichannel
access to consumer goods and services and trusted, cost-effective
pharmacy, health and wellness services and advice. Walgreens operates
8,175 drugstores with a presence in all 50 states, the District of
Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Walgreens omnichannel
business includes Walgreens.com and VisionDirect.com. Approximately 400
Walgreens stores offer Healthcare Clinic or other provider retail clinic


Phil Caruso