At AmerisourceBergen, we’re deeply committed to creating healthier futures, whether it’s by bringing new therapies to market or ensuring that much-needed medications reach the right patients at the right time. But to make meaningful progress, it takes the hard work and collaboration of a global network of team members who all feel a true sense of belonging and connection to our purpose. So, for us, DEI isn’t just the right thing to do — it’s the only way we can continue moving healthcare forward.
Diversity is bringing together all types of people
Equity is building a community where everyone can thrive
Inclusion is fostering a culture that gives everyone a voice
The diversity of our workforce is a direct reflection of our commitment to fair representation at every level across our enterprise. Having all different types of people working together is what makes our organization stronger and more dynamic. It empowers our empathy and fuels our innovation. However, balancing demographics is only a small part of our diversity journey. We also provide our team members with training and programming to help them break through biases and be inspired by diversity of thought.
If we’re going to create truly healthier futures, it’s our responsibility to ensure that equity is always part of the conversation. From pay equity to health equity, we’re committed to addressing inequities, closing gaps, and striving to make progress. And by giving our people equitable access to the opportunities and resources they need, they're able to achieve their full potential and encouraged to bring that same equity-minded approach to the work they do.
With tens of thousands of team members and hundreds of office locations around the globe, we have the opportunity to touch the lives of patients in every part of the world. But to do that, we need to leverage the local insight of everyone from our regional directors to our drivers, so we urge all our team members to voice their points of view. This is part of our inclusive culture and something we cultivate every day through engagement activities, open communication, and continuous efforts to create an environment where everyone feels comfortable being their authentic self.
Making and measuring progress
Along our DEI journey, it’s critical for us to keep track of where our organization started, where we are now, and where we want to be in the future. Not only is this instrumental in achieving our DEI goals, but it’s also necessary if we’re going to be fully transparent with our team members, partners, and stakeholders. Our annual DEI Report is a testament to this. It clearly shares our baseline metrics, year-over-year progress, key initiatives, and plans for the months ahead so we can hold ourselves accountable for the results we’re driving.
Employee resource groups
Guided by our Global DEI Council
At AmerisourceBergen, we're committed to fostering a global workplace that values diversity, equity, and inclusion by building pathways for every team member to thrive, expanding opportunities for people with different abilities, affecting meaningful change in our communities, and making progress with transparency and accountability. This aligns with our purpose of creating healthier futures as we expand access to quality healthcare and reduce health disparities.
Our DEI Global Council helps us live up to these commitments by:
- Driving increased accountability for team member's and leader's contribution to our DEI commitments
- Amplifying the DEI strategic plan and influencing culture change
- Operating with transparency and communicating commitments and outcomes to all team members
- Advocating for a global culture of inclusion that reflects our customers, patients, team members, and communities in which we operate
- Modeling cultural competency and leadership humility to embark on a continuous DEI learning journey
Aligning with our environmental, social, and governance strategy
Our DEI strategy is closely connected to our company’s commitment to environmental, social, and governance (ESG) progress. At AmerisourceBergen, we’re committed to advancing our ESG initiatives to create healthier futures around the world. We strive to foster a positive impact on the planet and people — centered on improving access and equity in healthcare — through three priorities that align with our services and beliefs: purpose-driven team members, resilient and sustainable operations, and healthy communities for all.