The CVS Health® environmental, social and governance (ESG) priority topics represent the areas in which the company has the most significant economic, environmental and social impacts, as well as the topics that most influence the decisions of our stakeholders and governance over our priorities. These topics inform our ESG strategy and goals, as well as our approach to transparent reporting.
Every two years, we carry out a full prioritization assessment to better reflect our growing business, strategy and stakeholder expectations. In 2021, we conducted a comprehensive ESG prioritization assessment in accordance with the Global Reporting Initiative Standards. This included topics from our previous assessments and uncovered emerging topics through internal and external stakeholder engagement, competitive benchmarking and review of the media and industry landscape. We evaluated roughly 100 priority topics that CVS Health stakeholders care about, and for which CVS Health has a significant level of influence.
The 2021 prioritization assessment reflects the experiences and evolving conversations of our policymakers, shareholders, regulatory bodies, patients, colleagues and business partners since our last assessment. It showed that stakeholders continue to align to our Healthy 2030 strategy, reflecting a continuous increase in importance and prioritization of topics addressing diversity, equity, inclusion, climate action, human capital and health-related topics.
Learn about our material topics and approach in our 2021 ESG Report Appendix (PDF).