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Living True to Our Heritage: Steve Pemberton

Steve Pemberton

Steve Pemberton, Walgreens Divisional Vice President & Chief Diversity Officer

Walgreens Divisional Vice President & Chief Diversity Officer

"Diversity is less about how we look than what unique experiences we have had and what talents and ideas each of us are willing to invest in achieving success, together."

Walgreens commitment to diversity and inclusion dates back generations, and it continues to influence virtually everything we do—from where we locate our stores to who we hire, which products we introduce, how we distribute goods and materials across the chain, and more. We aspire to be a "Next Practices" company for diversity and inclusion - one whose culture, people, perspectives, and workplaces will reflect the current and future customers we serve while delivering superior business performance.

As we continue to pursue our purpose, which is to help people across the world lead healthier and happier lives, three things will continue to be critical to our success: attracting, retaining and engaging a diverse team that reflects and relates to the increasingly multicultural customers and patients we serve; innovating based on deep customer insights; and making warmth, respect and inclusion hallmarks of our business practices.