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 32-year history.
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.
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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 AmerisourceBergen.
** For 12 months ending 31 August 2016, using publicly available information for AmerisourceBergen.