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| Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc
owns 100% of Walgreen Company
In 2019 the Mind the Store campaign ranked 43 major US retailers on their efforts to eliminate toxic chemicals from consumer products. This company received a grade of B-.
Source: Mind the Store (2019)
This company is listed as having best practice on a report card on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality in corporate America.
Source: Human Rights Campaign (2020)
This company appears on PETA's (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, USA) 'Companies That Do Test On Animals' list, signifying that they manufacture products that are tested on animals at some stage of development.
Source: PETA (2020)
Independent testing commissioned by Friends of the Earth in 2015 found potentially harmful nanoparticles in popular baby formulas sold throughout the USA, including products by this company. A growing body of scientific research demonstrates that nanoparticles pose threats to human health, raising concerns about their use in food and many other consumer products.
Source: FOE (2015)
This company is a member of How2Recycle. The How2Recycle Label is a voluntary, standardized labeling system that clearly communicates recycling instructions to the public. It involves a coalition of forward thinking brands who want their packaging to be recycled and are empowering consumers through smart packaging labels. Companies must be a member of the program to use the How2Recycle Label.
Source: How2Recycle (2020)
This company is a member of The Sustainability Consortium, an organization of diverse global participants that work collaboratively to build a scientific foundation that drives innovation to improve consumer product sustainability. They develop transparent methodologies, tools, and strategies to drive a new generation of products and supply networks that address environmental, social, and economic imperatives.
Source: Sustainability Consortium (2019)
California, the UK and Australia have all enacted legislation requiring companies operating within their borders to disclose their efforts to eradicate modern slavery from their operations and supply chains. Follow the link to see this company's disclosure statement.
Source: Modern Slavery Registry (2016)
OpenSecrets.org tracks the influence of money on U.S. politics, and how that money affects policy and citizens' lives. Follow link to see this company's record of political donations, lobbying, outside spending and more.
Source: Open Secrets (2014)
|Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc|
In 2020, the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) asked companies to provide data about their efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and mitigate climate change risk. Responding companies are scored across four key areas: disclosure; awareness; management; and leadership. This company received a CDP Climate Change Score of B.
Source: CDP (2020)
JUST Capital polls Americans every year to identify the issues that matter most in defining just business behaviour. For their 2021 rankings the public identified 19 issues, which are organised under the headings Workers, Communities, Customers, Shareholders and Environment. JUST Capital then define metrics that map to those issues and track and analyse the largest, publicly traded U.S. companies. This analysis powers their rankings, in which this company ranked 188th of 928 companies, and 3rd of 9 Food & Drug Retailers companies.
Source: JUST Capital (2020)
This company received a score of 18.6/100 in the Newsweek Green Ranking 2017, which ranks the world's largest publicly traded companies on eight indicators covering energy, greenhouse gases, water, waste, fines and penalties, linking executive pay to sustainability targets, board-level committee oversight of environmental issues and third-party audits. Ranking methodology by Corporate Knights and HIP Investor.
Source: Newsweek (2017)
In January 2019 this company agreed to pay the United States and state governments a total of US$269.2 million to resolve allegations that it improperly billed Medicare, Medicaid, and other federal healthcare programs for hundreds of thousands of insulin pens it knowingly dispensed to program beneficiaries who did not need them and that it overbilled Medicaid by failing to disclose to and charge Medicaid the lower drug prices that they offered the public through a discount program.
Source: US Dept of Justice (2019)
In 2019 the median pay for a worker at this company was US$34,074. The CEO was paid 562 times this amount. Exorbitant CEO pay is a major contributor to rising inequality. CEOs are getting more because of their power to set pay, not because they are increasing productivity or possess specific, high-demand skills. The economy would suffer no harm if CEOs were paid less (or taxed more). In contrast, the CEO-to-typical-worker compensation ratio was 20-to-1 in 1965 and 58-to-1 in 1989.
Source: AFL-CIO (2020)
In January 2017 a penalty of $50 million resolved claims that Walgreens Co, owned by this company, violated the US federal Anti-Kickback Statute and False Claims Act by enrolling hundreds of thousands of beneficiaries of government healthcare programs in its Prescription Savings Club program with discounts and other monetary incentives, in order to induce them to patronize Walgreen pharmacies for all of their prescription drug needs.
Source: US Dept of Justice (2017)
In January 2019 the New York State Attorney General announced that New York has joined with other states and the federal government to reach an agreement in principle with Walgreen Co, owned by this company, to settle allegations that they violated the False Claims Act by billing Medicaid at rates higher than its usual and customary rates for certain prescription drugs. As a result the company will pay the states and federal government US$60 million, all of which is attributable to the states' Medicaid programs. In 2017 Walgreen Co paid nearly US$10 million to settle another False Claims Act violation case in California.
Source: NY Attorney General (2019)
As You Sow's 2021 report, 'The 100 Most Overpaid CEOs', reveals the 100 most overpaid CEOs from USA's 500 largest public companies (as determined by the S&P 500 list). This company's CEO, Stefano Pessina came in at number 29 on the list, having been paid US$19,156,202 in 2020. According to the report, "Most CEOs have come to be grossly overpaid, and that overpayment is harmful to the companies, the shareholders, the customers, the other employees, the economy, and society as a whole."
Source: As You Sow (2021)
This company has Healthy Planet claims on its website which are conserving energy and reducing emissions, reducing waste, and reducing the negative impacts of plastics.
Source: company website (2021)
|Subsidiaries||Alliance Boots GmbH
- Boots UK Ltd
|Address||Deerfield, Illinois, USA|