Walgreens launches social responsibility website

Deerfield, Ill. Walgreen Co. said Thursday it has launched a newly designed website that emphasizes the drugstore retailer’s commitment to community, diversity, supplier diversity, disability inclusion and the environment.

The new site showcases video clips about the company’s health and wellness programs. It also features new eco-friendly initiatives including efforts to reduce plastic bag usage, a cell phone and printer cartridge recycling program now at all store locations and a behind-the-scenes look at Walgreens participation in Earth Hour 2010 at New York’s Times Square.

Additional programs featured on the site include the AARP/Walgreens Wellness Tour, expanded food centers in urban areas designated as food deserts, a pilot program in Dallas aimed at hiring people with disabilities in stores, and the Community Corner program that helps customers easily identify and purchase products produced by diverse companies.