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
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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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Supplier Diversity office

One CVS Drive
Mail Code 2250
Woonsocket, RI 02895

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Diversity

CVS Health serves millions of people every day. For our company to thrive, it’s important to have a workforce that reflects not only our customers, but also the communities they live in.

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Celebrating diversity

We work hard to develop a diverse workforce and provide a workplace that empowers all of our colleagues, regardless of their age, ethnicity and background.

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“CVS Health is a health care innovation company that is helping people on their path to better health. In order to achieve and sustain breakthrough innovation, we must seek out, listen to and leverage the voices of our diverse customers, clients, colleagues and communities. To me, diversity and innovation go hand in hand.”

Larry J. Merlo, President and CEO, CVS Health

Programs

Our strategic approach to managing diversity touches every aspect of our business.

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Equal opportunity

It is our policy to recruit, hire, train, develop and promote the best people available, based solely upon job-related qualification.

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Supplier diversity

CVS Health strives to provide outstanding service to our customers. Diverse suppliers play a critical role in helping us achieve that goal and ensuring our company’s continued success.

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Veterans

We understand the unique skills and experience qualified veterans, current military members and military spouses possess. That’s why CVS Health is hiring them for roles across all parts of our business.

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Workforce initiatives

CVS Health is committed to having a workforce that’s diverse. We work to ensure that youth, mature workers, veterans and other groups that reflect our communities have a place within our company.

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Multicultural products and services

Our colleagues, customers, clients and patients come from countless backgrounds and cultures, and have distinct and varied needs.

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Addressing systemic racism and inequality

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CVS Health is investing nearly $600 million over five years to advance employee, community and public policy initiatives that address inequality faced by the Black community and other disenfranchised communities. The company will also use its position to advocate for public policy that addresses the root causes of systemic inequalities and barriers, including efforts to address socioeconomic status, education, and access to health care.

“While we know that CVS Health alone cannot erase the toll that 400 years of institutionalized racism and discrimination has taken on the Black community, we recognize that we have a role to play in living up to the potential the future holds.”

— David Casey, Chief Diversity Officer, CVS Health

CVS Health’s investment will focus on improving the employee experience, supporting communities the company serves and influencing public policy. The company’s nearly $600 million investment will build on its longstanding commitments to foster diversity in its workplace, including the following areas:

Colleagues and corporate culture

These investments will support the company’s commitment to ensuring that colleagues have fair and equitable access to opportunities for advancement and development at all levels, including senior-level positions. CVS Health will be working to ensure its mentoring, sponsorship and employee development programs support the advancement of employees, with a heightened focus on the experience of our Black colleagues. And the company will focus on corporate culture programs and company-wide training that promotes active and purposeful inclusion.

“The private sector must take action to get to the heart of institutional racism. As we learn from the perspectives of our Black colleagues and the diverse communities we serve, we’ll use that input to inform our advocacy agenda going forward.”

— Larry J. Merlo, President and CEO, CVS Health

Supplier diversity

Investments in CVS Health’s supplier diversity program will further the company’s focus on sourcing products from Black-owned and other diverse businesses by connecting, engaging, and networking with diverse suppliers, advocacy organizations, and corporate partners. The company will also continue working with national organizations to identify and develop diverse businesses. By working with business units across the company to integrate supplier diversity into procurement activities, CVS Health is able to continue to expand business opportunities for these diverse businesses. And as part of the company’s commitment to the Black community, it will create additional opportunities and development programs for its diverse suppliers. This work will build on the program’s success in creating jobs and increasing economic opportunities for the people and local businesses in the communities CVS Health serves. 

Workforce initiatives

Investments to bolster CVS Health’s Workforce Initiatives will build on the company’s highly successful relationships to provide employment services and training to underserved communities. Through these programs, CVS Health works with local, state and federal workforce agencies to provide employment services and training to underserved communities. Through work with schools, universities, community colleges, faith-based and community organizations, these programs have helped thousands of people access meaningful employment opportunities.

“Our more than 300,000 employees are a microcosm of America, and a reflection of the diversity that is foundational to who we are as a country. The strategic agenda we’re laying out today will harness the strength of that diversity and focus on the areas where we can have the greatest impact.”

— Larry J. Merlo, President and CEO, CVS Health

Addressing health disparities

Health care is local. Addressing health disparities in the community is critical to addressing racial inequality, which is why CVS Health will expand its Project Health initiative and make other investments to increase access to health care. Project Health provides free health screening events at select CVS Pharmacy locations nationwide, focused within communities with large multicultural and uninsured populations. Project Health offers an array of free comprehensive health assessment screenings, including body mass index (BMI), blood pressure, glucose and total cholesterol screenings, which can help detect risk for chronic conditions like diabetes, hypertension, and heart disease, which disproportionately impact Black people and other communities of color. The screening events also feature further information on weight management, diabetes resources, and smoking cessation programs. Increased investments in Project Health will strengthen CVS Health’s continued commitment to improve access to health care and help prevent cost from being a barrier to important preventive services.

Social determinants of health

Because studies have shown that your zip code can have as much impact on your health as your genetic code, CVS Health will focus on social determinants of health in Black and underserved communities. This work will have a particular emphasis on increasing access to affordable housing, which is inextricably linked to health. Since 1997, CVS Health and Aetna, a CVS Health company, have invested more than $1 billion in affordable housing and community initiatives. In 2019, the company invested $67 million in affordable housing across the country and the company plans to exceed that amount over the next five years to help address housing insecurities and promote community health improvement. Investments in affordable housing, as well as collaborations with community groups in these areas, help provide support to those who need it most.

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CVS Health launches ‘Transform Health 2030’ corporate social responsibility strategy with its 13th annual CSR report

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WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health (NYSE: CVS) today launched its 13th annual corporate social responsibility (CSR) report and unveiled Transform Health 2030, the company’s new CSR roadmap for the next decade. The report lays the groundwork for how the company will transform health in four priority areas: Healthy People, Healthy Business, Healthy Community and Healthy Planet. It outlines the ways CVS Health is simplifying the health care system, supporting the personal and professional development of colleagues, investing in community health at the local level and setting bold goals to reduce environmental impact.

“Our corporate social responsibility strategy, Transform Health 2030, reflects our commitment to bringing transformative change to health care access and delivery, while meeting and exceeding the needs of our patients, members, customers, clients, colleagues, supply chain and environment,” said Eileen Howard Boone, Senior Vice President, Corporate Social Responsibility & Philanthropy and Chief Sustainability Officer for CVS Health.

This year’s report is the first that includes data of the newly combined enterprise following CVS Health’s combination with Aetna. The Transform Health 2030 roadmap was developed based on outcomes of the company’s comprehensive materiality assessment, conducted in 2019.

Each pillar of the Transform Health 2030 strategy leverages the assets, scale and expertise of CVS Health to create impact. These pillars and associated accomplishments covered in the 2019 CSR report include:

Healthy Peopledelivering on CVS Health’s purpose of helping people on their path to better health across all its touchpoints:

  • Launched more than 50 HealthHUB® locations by the end of 2019, offering a variety of services to help improve health outcomes and transform the consumer health experience at the local level, including managing chronic conditions, supporting nutritional health and providing community wellness spaces.

  • MinuteClinic became the first retail healthcare organization to receive the Pathways to Excellence designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

  • Expanded CarePass nationally, bringing simplified value to our customers while making it easier for them to care for themselves and their loved ones.

Healthy Businessfostering a business that creates value for CVS Health’s colleagues, shareholders, partners and supply chain:

  • Generated $5.6 billion in economic impact and created 35,000 jobs for minority and women-owned businesses through a best-in-class supplier diversity program.

  • Released Commitment to Responsible Marketing Practices, which demonstrates the company’s beliefs and aligns to its business strategy. The Commitment is brought to life through the CVS Beauty Mark, a watermark that signifies imagery advertising beauty and personal care products has not been digitally altered.

Healthy Communitydelivering significant social impact to support the health of communities across the U.S. and improve health outcomes in the communities CVS Health serves:

  • Helped address social determinants of health by delivering $6.4 million in free health care services to 70,000 participants through Project Health in 2019 and investing a total of $50 million in affordable housing.

  • Announced a new, three-year $10 million collaboration with the Alzheimer’s Association to provide care and support services for patients, families and caregivers while advancing research toward prevention and a cure.

  • Continued to invest in building the first tobacco-free generation, with CVS Health and the CVS Health and Aetna Foundations awarding more than $16 million in grants to organizations that provide tobacco-free programming for youth, educators and clinicians.

Healthy Planetrecognizing that the health of the environment is inextricably linked to human health, CVS Health is committed to doing its part as a health care leader:

  • Earned a place on the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI World) for the first time and named to DJSI North America for the seventh time, recognizing CVS Health’s sustainability leadership. The company was also recognized by the global environmental non-profit CDP, earning a place on the CDP A List and recognition as a CDP Supplier Engagement Leader.

  • Removed oxybenzone and octinoxate from all store brand sunscreens in advance of laws banning these chemicals in Hawaii and Key West, Fla.

  • Removed BPS from CVS Pharmacy customer receipts to increase their recyclability, while enrolling 1.1 million customers in digital receipts in 2019 for a savings of 48 million yards of receipt paper.

CVS Health’s 2019 CSR report was developed in accordance with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Sustainability Reporting Standards, a global framework widely used by organizations to report on CSR and sustainability performance, and is aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The report is available online at cvshealth.com/social-responsibility.

About CVS Health

CVS Health employees are united around a common goal of becoming the most consumer-centric health company in the world. We’re evolving based on changing consumer needs and meeting people where they are, whether that’s in the community at one of our nearly 10,000 local touchpoints, in the home, or in the palm of their hand. Our newest offerings — from HealthHUB® locations that are redefining what a pharmacy can be, to innovative programs that help manage chronic conditions — are designed to create a higher-quality, simpler and more affordable experience. Learn more about how we’re transforming health at www.cvshealth.com.

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erin.britt@cvshealth.com

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Celebrating our 10-year partnership with diverse supplier WEI

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Our partnerships with small and diverse businesses are mutually beneficial: They help us ensure that our products and services evolve to meet the needs of our customers, while also providing economic opportunity to our suppliers.

In fact, in 2018, our Supplier Diversity Program contributed $5.5 billion to the U.S. economy and sustained 31,000 jobs. This success would not be possible without the partnerships we have with our suppliers like New Hampshire-based WEI.

Since partnering with CVS Health 10 years ago to provide IT consulting services and solutions, WEI has been able to increase its workforce by 80 percent, growth that Co-Founder and Vice President Leslie Rosas says has a “trickle-down effect” in allowing WEI to use more diverse suppliers in their own supply chain and to develop a more diverse workforce of their own.

On the CVS Health side, WEI has become an expansion of the IT team, filling a critical company need and ready to help whenever we need them.

Watch the video to learn more about how our two companies have worked together and contributed to each other’s growth over the past 10 years.

Visit our Supplier Diversity page to learn more about our program.

To stay informed about the latest updates and innovations from CVS Health, register for content alerts and our Leaders in Care newsletter.

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Diverse Supplier Spotlight: Planned Packaging of Illinois

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PPOIC President and CEO Jason Robertson (center) with members of the CVS Health team.

Our Supplier Diversity program works to integrate products and services from small and diverse businesses into our procurement processes.

These partnerships help us ensure that our products and services evolve to meet the needs of our customers, while also contributing to the economic growth of communities across the country.

In 2018, our spending with small and diverse businesses — including 398 owned by women and 373 owned by minorities — totaled $2.2 billion.

One of those businesses is Planned Packaging of Illinois (PPOIC), a worldwide distributor of shipping and packing materials that has been working with CVS Caremark, our pharmacy benefit manager, since 2007 and has since gone on to expand its support to other parts of CVS Health. Here, President and CEO Jason Robertson shares what it’s been like to be part of our Supplier Diversity program.

What services and/or products do you provide to CVS Health?
PPOIC is a just-in-time supplier of various packaging and shipping supplies, including gel packs, zip lock bags, stretch film, tape and corrugated boxes. PPOIC manages the daily inventory of these items and ships to CVS locations on an as-need basis. We store the product close to the various CVS locations to assure prompt delivery.

How has the partnership with CVS Health been beneficial to your business and the communities you serve?
The partnership has been beneficial on multiple levels, primarily that working with a Fortune 10 company lets everyone know we’re a capable supplier.

In addition, our growth with CVS Health has allowed PPOIC to expand and open two additional locations in North Carolina and Tennessee. These locations have provided jobs to primarily lower income individuals and two-strike felons who otherwise wouldn’t have been able to find employment.

PPOIC is proud to say that our North Carolina and Tennessee locations have an awesome employee retention rate, and we have seen tremendous positive impact on those employees’ lives.

Has working with CVS Health changed the way you do business?
PPOIC has had to change our internal business operations to support CVS. In doing so, we’ve become more efficient at customer care, customer response, and overall customer service. As we continue to grow together, we look forward to becoming a better, stronger, more efficient company.

Any business highlights that you attribute to working with CVS Health?
Working with the CVS Health Supplier Diversity team, PPOIC has had the pleasure of accompanying CVS Health to the White House to meet President Barack Obama in 2014, receiving a Ruby Award in 2015, and, most recently, I served as a panelist at the 2019 Rainbow Push Wall Street Project Economic Summit to talk about my company’s work with CVS Health.

CVS Health has provided visibility, credibility and a platform to promote our business unlike any other. In short, CVS Health has truly been a partner in mentoring, supporting and promoting PPOIC.

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CVS Health Named Corporation of the Year by GNEMSDC

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In recognition of our continued work to support diverse suppliers through increased economic opportunities, CVS Health was recently named 2019 National Corporation of the Year by the Greater New England Minority Supplier Development Council (GNEMSDC).

The award was presented at GNEMSDC’s Business Opportunity Conference & Expo and Awards Luncheon, held in September in Springfield, Massachusetts.

During the luncheon, David Casey, chief diversity officer for CVS Health, sat down with GNEMSDC President and CEO Peter Hurst for a fireside chat on the future of healthcare, and how technology will impact the delivery of healthcare.

This is the second consecutive year that CVS Health has received the National Corporation of the Year award.

The mission of GNEMSDC is to advance business opportunities for certified Asian, Black, Hispanic and Native American business enterprises and to connect them to corporate members. One of the region’s leading corporate membership organizations, GNEMSDC was incorporated in 1975 to provide increased procurement and business opportunities for minority businesses of all sizes.

The mission of GNEMSDC aligns with the mission of our Supplier Diversity program, through which we identify and partner with a wide range of diverse suppliers, including minority-owned, women-owned, and veteran-owned businesses, as well as small businesses.

Throughout 2018, we worked with thousands of small and diverse businesses across the country, including 398 owned by women, 373 owned by minorities, 124 owned by veterans and 1,667 small businesses.

CVS Health believes that a diverse supplier base is key to our ability to deliver innovative, high-quality products and services to customers and the communities we serve across the country.

For more on CVS Health’s commitment to supplier diversity and an overview of our program and upcoming events, please visit our Supplier Diversity page.

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Diverse Supplier Spotlight: Diamond Contractors

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Lori Perry, CEO and owner of Diamond Contractors.
Lori Perry, CEO and owner of Diamond Contractors.

Our Supplier Diversity program works to integrate products and services from small and diverse businesses into our procurement processes.

These partnerships help us ensure that our products and services evolve to meet the needs of our customers, while also contributing to the economic growth of communities across the country.

In 2018, our spending with small and diverse businesses — including 398 owned by women and 373 owned by minorities — totaled $2.2 billion.

One of those businesses is Kansas City-based Diamond Contractors, a family-owned company that has been working with CVS Health since 2007. Here, owner and CEO Lori Perry shares what it’s been like to be part of our Supplier Diversity program.

What specific services do you provide to CVS Health?
Diamond Contractors is a general contractor, licensed and working for CVS Health in 45 states. We have built ground-up stores, but our niche is remodels of existing stores and roll-out programs. Those remodels have included a lot of ADA sitework, pharmacy expansions and multiple other special remodeling projects.

On average, we complete around 100 projects a year for CVS Health, doing as many as 200 remodels annually when we are involved in special roll-out programs such as SmileDirectClub, BeautyIRL, HealthHUB or MinuteClinic.

How has the partnership with CVS Health been beneficial to your business?
CVS Health is our main client, and the relationship has been enormously beneficial to our business. I started Diamond Contractors in a bedroom in my home 25 years ago and working for CVS Health has enabled us to buy a 15,000 square-foot building and warehouse that has been our base of operations for the last five years.

How has working with CVS Health benefited the communities you serve?
We employ 22 people in our Kansas City office and, depending upon the time of year, we employ anywhere from 20 to 60 field personnel. Working in 45 states, our association with CVS Health has brought economic opportunities to hundreds of local subcontractors in those areas over the past 12 years.

Has working with CVS Health changed the way you do business?
Working with CVS Health has allowed us to grow our business substantially. We now have a project management team, an estimating team, an accounting team and a subcontractor procurement department — in addition to our hard-working field team. We have put many more procedures and programs in place to stay up to date with our workload from CVS Health and other clients. In addition, our partnership with CVS Health has given us opportunities to work with other national clients.

We’re deeply grateful for our partnership with CVS Health. It has made a hugely positive impact on our growth and the chance to do business with other diverse suppliers.

Read about the work we do with Loop Capital, one of our other Diverse Suppliers.

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Diverse Supplier Spotlight: Loop Capital

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Sidney Dillard, partner and head of Corporate Investment Banking at Loop Capital.

Our Supplier Diversity program works to integrate products and services from small and diverse businesses into our procurement processes.

These partnerships help us ensure that our products and services evolve to meet the needs of our customers, while also contributing to the economic growth of communities across the country.

In 2018, our spending with small and diverse businesses — including 398 owned by women and 373 owned by minorities — totaled $2.2 billion.

One of those businesses is Chicago-based Loop Capital Markets, which has been providing investment banking services to CVS Health since 2012. Here, Sidney Dillard, partner and head of Corporate Investment Banking at Loop, shares what it’s been like to be part of our Supplier Diversity Program.

Describe how Loop Capital Markets and CVS Health work together.
Within our peer group, Loop Capital is leading the way in helping our clients achieve their corporate social responsibility objectives through innovative financing solutions. Loop Capital provides both share repurchase and bond underwriting services to CVS Health.

Our connection to CVS Health’s Supplier Diversity Program developed over time, as the company began to incorporate its finance and treasury departments into the supplier diversity effort. This is unique because there aren’t a lot of Fortune 500 companies that have the strong connectivity that CVS Health’s finance department has with supplier diversity.

What are some specific services Loop Capital provides to CVS Health?
Some of the work we’ve done for CVS Health includes:

  • Since 2012, Loop Capital Markets has been involved in repurchasing a significant percentage of the overall stock that CVS Health has repurchased
     
  • Loop Capital has underwritten more than $352 million in bonds for CVS Health since 2015
     
  • Through our affiliate, Loop Capital Financial Consulting Services, we have worked with CVS Health to provide valuation services for small acquisitions.

As CVS Health continues to set the highest standards for corporate stewardship, we look forward to providing unique financial services ideas to help the company maintain its leadership within the realm of corporate social responsibility.

How has working with CVS Health been beneficial to your business?
CVS Health has been an important driver of growth at Loop Capital across both our global equity and debt capital markets businesses. Our well-established relationship with a recognized leader like CVS Health has truly elevated the global visibility and recognition of the long-standing investment banking capabilities of Loop Capital.

How has the partnership benefited the communities you serve?
By partnering with Loop Capital for its financial services needs, CVS Health has demonstrated a vital commitment to diversity and inclusion by awarding business to one of the largest minority-owned investment banking, brokerage and advisory firms in the U.S. As a leader in both ethnic and gender workforce diversity, as well as in the philanthropic space, Loop Capital is creating not only professional empowerment for the diverse professionals we employ, but is also creating economic empowerment in the communities in which we operate.

How has working with CVS Health changed the way you do business?
At Loop Capital Markets, we continually think about how we can do what we do better and how we can increase our value-add to our clients to help them achieve their goals. Our relationship with CVS Health has led us to think about and incorporate strategic partnerships. We have partnered with firms that do things that we don’t do and vice versa to provide a complete solution to CVS Health.

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CVS Health among DiversityInc’s Top Companies for 2019

CVS Health among DiversityInc’s Top Companies for 2019
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At CVS Health, we understand the value of a diverse workforce, and we have a number of programs and initiatives in place to ensure that our nearly 300,000 colleagues are representative of the diverse communities we serve nationwide. 

In recognition of these efforts, CVS Health was recently named to the 2019 DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity list, taking the number 27 spot, up 13 positions from last year’s list. 

Additionally, CVS Health was first on DiversityInc’s list of Top Companies for Supplier Diversity.
"At CVS Health, we are committed to helping people of all backgrounds on their path to better health. Through strategic diversity management, we are helping to drive business growth, deepen relationships with customers and build an inclusive workplace that is reflective of the communities we serve," said Larry J. Merlo, President and Chief Executive Officer for CVS Health. "Receiving this honor for the third consecutive year is a testament to the work that all of our colleagues do every day to foster an inclusive workplace."

The DiversityInc Top 50 list, issued yearly since 2001, recognizes the nation's top companies for diversity and inclusion management. To compile the annual list, DiversityInc assesses companies in four key areas of diversity management: talent pipeline, talent development, leadership accountability and supplier diversity.  

A Focus on a Diverse Workforce and Supply Chain

Cultivating a workforce that includes colleagues of many backgrounds, including mature workers, veterans and individuals with disabilities, is a priority at CVS Health. 

Our workforce-focused programs and initiatives — including our regional learning centers, our partnership with the Department of Defense SkillBridge Initiative, and our Abilities in Abundance program — ensure that we are able to train and retain diverse talent for careers at CVS Health. 

We also understand that diversity among our supply chain helps us to better meet the needs of our customers. 

Our engagement with small and diverse businesses in 2018 led to over $5.5 billion in contributions to the U.S. economy, including sustaining 31,095 U.S. jobs with a total of $2.2 billion in wages.

The recognition by DiversityInc is the latest in a series of third-party acknowledgments for CVS Health, including: Fortune's Most Admired Companies; Forbes Most Valuable Brands; Military Times’ Best for Vets: Employers; Corporate Responsibility Magazine's 100 Best Corporate Citizens; Bloomberg’s 2019 Gender-Equality Index (GEI); Human Rights Campaign's Top Places to Work for LGBT Equality; Points of Light's The Civic 50; and Newsweek's Green Ranking of America's Greenest Companies.

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

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