WBA's Pessina shares message on George Floyd’s death
In the wake of several days of protests across the country in response to the death of George Floyd while being arrested in Minneapolis, Walgreens Boots Alliance executive chairman Stefano Pessina released a message to Walgreens customers, team members and communities:
On behalf of everyone at Walgreens Boots Alliance, we share the sadness and sense of injustice felt by so many about the tragic death of George Floyd, and the disturbing pattern of similar incidents across the United States. We affirm our support for the communities of color who have been so profoundly affected by this incident and others like it, and we absolutely denounce hatred, racism, stereotyping and bigotry in any form.
Across the United States and in the 9,500 communities and neighborhoods where our Walgreens stores serve our customers and patients, we hope everyone will come together to constructively address many underlying issues and the systems of oppression at this critical time.
Walgreens Boots Alliance strongly believes in the principles of peace and nonviolence, which are vitally important to remember today. We are deeply committed to the diversity, inclusiveness, equal treatment and safety of all people, including our more than 230,000 Walgreens team members and 8 million daily Walgreens customers and patients.
We will continue to champion the health and wellbeing of all, and work to foster change and build bridges in every way possible.”