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New Walgreens site offers insight into company activities


DEERFIELD, Ill. Walgreens has launched a new interactive site that allows users to look at the company's efforts in the communities it serves.

The site, ,launched this month highlights some of Walgreens inititiatives including health care and education outreach, pharmacy school programs, new LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified buildings and community safety. The Web site also offers personal stories about how Walgreens is helping those in need.

“Today’s socially conscious consumers, investors and employees are looking for more information about what companies are doing beyond their doors,” said Walgreens community affairs director John Gremer. “Walgreens has always quietly supported communities. Now, to discover what we’re doing, all you have to do is click and browse at your own pace.”

The new Web site highlights current Walgreens initiatives including $54 million in cash and product donations, more than $10 million in education assistance to future pharmacists, more than $1.5 million in assistance to employees and a commitment to filling at least 10% of production jobs at its distribution centers with people with disabilities.

The Web site also sheds light on a number of environmental measures including active solar panels currently in place at more than 20 Walgreens facilities nationwide.

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