Walgreens Boots Alliance has recently released its first global diversity and inclusion report. The report shows that the company provided more than $1 million to assist more than 250 diverse students at accredited pharmacy schools in the U.S. This program has also been expanded and now includes job placements at Walgreens pharmacies. In terms of supplier diversity efforts, Walgreens purchased goods and services from over 2,600 diverse and small businesses in 2018. These suppliers include 900 women- and minority-owned businesses. Walgreens’ report includes recent efforts to address healthcare disparities, particularly in underserved communities. Its COVID-19 testing sites are located in areas that were identified as socially vulnerable by the Centers for Disease Control.

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