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CVS Health Recognized for Gender Equality Efforts

February 19, 2019 | Diversity Equity Inclusion

The 2019 Gender-Equality Index Seal


CVS Health was recently named to Bloomberg’s 2019 Gender-Equality Index (GEI), which recognizes companies committed to transparency in gender reporting and advancing women’s equality in the workplace.

Data used to determine inclusion on the GEI is self-disclosed and must include information about how each company promotes gender equality across four areas: company statistics, policies, community engagement and products and services. CVS Health was among 230 companies worldwide to be included on this year’s GEI.

A Focus on Diversity

With a customer and patient base that spans the country, we understand that in order to be successful, our colleagues and suppliers should reflect the demographics of the thousands of communities we serve.

We have a number of initiatives in place, as well as a team of dedicated colleagues focused on these programs, to ensure that we have diversity within our workforce and that individual groups, including women, within our workforce have the support to be successful.

Our colleague resource groups provide employees across the enterprise with the opportunity to connect with one another through a particular affinity, culture or perspective. One of these groups, the Women’s Success Network, provides individuals, but particularly women, at CVS Health, with educational, mentoring, and volunteer opportunities that promote empowerment and develop leadership and networking skills.

Additionally, our Supplier Diversity Program connects CVS Health to minority- and women-owned businesses (MWBEs) while also providing those business owners with training and guidance so that we can successfully work together. We also partner with advocacy organizations that provide education and opportunities to MWBEs, such as the Women's Business Enterprise National Council and the National Association of Women Business Owners.

Our Award-Winning Efforts

In addition to the Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index, we have been recognized with several other awards for our diversity efforts. We were named one of America’s Top Corporations for Women’s Business Enterprises (WBE) in 2017 by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council.

Our other diversity-focused awards include: FORTUNE'S Most Admired Companies; Disability Equality Index’s Best Places to Work for Diversity Inclusion; Corporate Responsibility Magazine's 100 Best Corporate Citizens; Human Rights Campaign's Top Places to Work for LGBT Equality; Points of Light's The Civic 50, Military Times Best for Vets; the Bloomberg Gender Equality Index; and DiversityInc's Top 50 Companies for Diversity.

For more information on our workforce and supplier diversity initiatives, visit our Diversity page.