Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. is a Humankind 100 company whose ranking is based on its Humankind Value, a proprietary metric that provides an estimate of the overall dollar amount a company creates for investors, consumers, employees, and society at large.
Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. holds several healthcare, retail, and beauty companies, including Walgreens, an American pharmacy chain, and Boots, a British pharmacy chain. Its US Walgreens and Duane Reade stores give people access to prescription and over-the-counter medications as well as personal care items and necessities. The company also operates similar pharmacy and retail businesses internationally, such as Benavides in Mexico and Ahumada in Chile.
(All values are in US Dollars, where M=Million, B=Billion, T=Trillion.)
Many essential goods such as food, water, and cleaning products are purchased in markets. Large consumer-facing companies that offer a variety of products can be responsible for a net-positive impact. Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. is a net-positive Humankind Value company in large part due to Pharmaceuticals ($25.2 B), Economic Value ($24.9 B), and Healthcare R&D ($23.4 B). The value associated with Pharmaceuticals and Healthcare R&D is linked to an estimate of 1,007,178.1 additional years lived by people worldwide. It produces economic value by offering to consumers goods and services that they value, paying employees for their labor in producing these goods and services, and providing value for shareholders. Downsides for this company are associated with Tobacco (-$2.4 B) and Opioid Abuse (-$2.2 B). Economic Value is attached to this company as a result of its direct business activities. Pharmaceuticals, Healthcare R&D, and Opioid Abuse are largely consequences of the actions of supply chain partners. For this firm, supply chain partners increase an already positive Humankind Value.