Company launches new Global Sustainability microsite and ESG Reporting Index to better meet the needs of expanding stakeholder groups
Issued by AmerisourceBergen Foundation
AmerisourceBergen fosters a positive impact on people & the planet. Our 2020 Global Sustainability Report focuses on resilient operations, healthy communities an inspiring our teams.
AmerisourceBergen, a global healthcare company, released its 2020 Global Sustainability Report and ESG Reporting Index, detailing the impact of its robust sustainability and community efforts. This year, AmerisourceBergen made its report available through the launch of a new microsite, which serves as a comprehensive, interactive resource to showcase data, information and relevant assets from the company in connection with topics related to ESG. For the third year in a row, selected information within the 2020 report was assured by ERM Certification and Verification Services.
“Creating healthier futures starts with protecting the health of people and our planet. As a purpose-driven industry leader with a global footprint, we have an obligation to do all we can to champion global sustainability and corporate responsibility as an integral cornerstone of our AmerisourceBergen business,” said Gina Clark, EVP, Chief Communications and Administration Officer at AmerisourceBergen. “We are proud of the work we’ve done with our stakeholders, partners and associates to bring about positive change, and I look forward to building on this progress to create a permanent impact.”
The Corporate Responsibility and Global Sustainability strategy focuses on key priorities that align with the services and beliefs at AmerisourceBergen. The 2020 report and microsite detail several notable milestones achieved by AmerisourceBergen in the past year, including:
COVID-19 Response: The role of AmerisourceBergen in the healthcare supply chain has never been more critical than during a worldwide health crisis like COVID-19. Without pause or disruption, AmerisourceBergen continued to deliver more than four million products daily to healthcare providers serving human and animal patients. By partnering with health agencies and monitoring government guidance, AmerisourceBergen navigated new ways of working to focus on the increased needs of the global community and wellbeing of our people. Efforts included increased financial support through the Associate Assistance Fund, additional paid time off, and mental health resources and telemedicine for associates most impacted by COVID-19. The company also supplied Protective Personal Equipment (PPE) to frontline workers and health partners serving in the community.
Inspired Team Members: Around the globe, AmerisourceBergen engages its team members and fosters a diverse and inclusive workforce. The company strives to provide a safe, supportive work environment where people can be their authentic selves, the company’s purpose is shared and individuality is celebrated. Specific 2020 initiatives included:
Resilient Operations: AmerisourceBergen is committed to sustainable and responsible operations across the supply chain and deploys sophisticated systems and innovates to improve efficiency, product safety and quality. 2020 highlights include:
Healthy Communities: AmerisourceBergen strives to help enable healthy and resilient communities. In 2020, the company rolled out myCommunityImpact, a matching gifts and Dollars-for-Doers program, to all global associates. Collectively, AmerisourceBergen donated more than $1 million to 750+ organizations through this program. Additional 2020 highlights include:
Please visit sustainability.amerisourcebergen.com for more information on the 2020 Global Sustainability Report.
In addition to external assurance and verification, this report has been prepared in accordance with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Standards: Core option. This ESG Reporting Index is aligned with the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB), Task Force for Climate Related Disclosures (TCFD), World Economic Forum (WEF), and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDGs).
AmerisourceBergen fosters a positive impact on the health of people and communities around the world by advancing the development and delivery of pharmaceuticals and healthcare products. As a leading global healthcare company, with a foundation in pharmaceutical distribution and solutions for manufacturers, pharmacies and providers, we create unparalleled access, efficiency and reliability for human and animal health. Our 22,000 global team members power our purpose: We are united in our responsibility to create healthier futures. AmerisourceBergen is ranked #10 on the Fortune 500 with more than $185 billion in annual revenue. Learn more at www.amerisourcebergen.com.
Lauren Esposito, External Communications, 215-460-6981
Established in 2014, the AmerisourceBergen Foundation makes charitable grants to fund programs and organizations that focus on health-related causes to enrich the lives of members of the community.
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