Supplier diversity

We are working to create jobs and increase economic opportunities for the people and local businesses in the communities we serve. We source products from diverse, women-owned and small businesses.

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“Our ability to deliver innovative, high quality health and pharmacy services to our customers and communities is closely tied to our partnerships with diverse suppliers and diverse-owned pharmacies. Reflecting the diversity of our colleagues, customers and communities in our supplier base is the responsibility of every colleague at CVS Health with purchasing authority.”

Larry J. Merlo, President and CEO, CVS Health

Billion Dollar Roundtable

We have achieved $1 billion in spending annually with diverse suppliers, and have been named to the Billion Dollar Roundtable, an organization that promotes excellence in supply-chain diversity.

Learn more about this milestone
Some members of CVS Health’s Supplier Diversity Team at the Billion Dollar Roundtable Summit in 2018.
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Our impact

In 2019, our engagement with small and diverse business led to over $5.6 billion in contributions to the U.S. economy and sustained 35,746 U.S. jobs.

Read about our supplier diversity Impact report Read our corporate social responsibility report

Awards and recognition

CVS Health has received a number of recognitions from the supplier diversity community.

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Our program

Our Supplier Diversity team partners with our business units to integrate supplier diversity into procurement activities, and with national organizations to identify and develop diverse businesses.

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Doing business with us

We are always seeking new partners, and invite diverse-owned certified businesses to learn more about CVS Health, and to register your company profile online to be considered for future opportunities.

Learn more about our program

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Supplier development

We understand that doing business with a large company like ours can be challenging, so we’ve developed resources to help you succeed, including an executive learning series for diverse suppliers.

Learn more about the CVS Health Success Model for Diverse Suppliers

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Supplier outreach

We expand our supplier network by working closely with nationally recognized diversity organizations and communicating with diverse suppliers about building their businesses.

Connecting, engaging, and networking with diverse suppliers, advocacy organizations, and corporate partners is a key tenet of our supplier diversity program.

In 2020, we will be taking innovative approaches to maintain our engagement, utilizing virtual engagements to ensure the success of each of our programs.

Contact the Supplier diversity team for more information

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Councils and affiliations

Becoming certified as a diverse supplier is one of the most important things your company can do to prepare to do business with CVS Health.

Learn more about organizations that can help you find the resources you need

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Contact us

Supplier Diversity office

One CVS Drive
Mail Code 2250
Woonsocket, RI 02895

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