Improving our communities by supporting small and diverse businesses
Our $1.8 billion in spend with diverse and small suppliers in our 2022 fiscal year generated significant economic activity in our supply chain and the communities we serve.
NOVA is a leading provider of mobility, bathroom safety, and independent living products such as designer canes, rolling walkers, wheelchairs, and more. Led by CEO Sue Chen, NOVA’s mission is to provide and service superior-quality products with great function and fashion for physically challenged people so they can live a healthy, independent, and beautiful lifestyle.
Sue immigrated to the U.S. from Taiwan with her parents in the 1970s. She launched NOVA in 1993 as a way to carry on the legacy of her father, who was a leader in rehabilitative care. Within a year of opening her small business, Sue received her largest order to date from a company by the name of Bergen Brunswig. Our relationship with NOVA has been thriving ever since. We continue to be their largest partner and we’re proud to have helped them expand into more than 4,500 locations.
Direct access to diverse suppliers
A statement from our CEO
"We are deeply committed to developing and procuring products and services from minority, women, veteran, LGBTQ+, and disabled owned businesses. They are the foundation of a competitive economy and a source of innovation that makes AmerisourceBergen a leader in healthcare distribution and related services. We do this by promoting viable opportunities for diverse businesses within our local communities. This important work is guided by our purpose of being united in our responsibility to create healthier futures."
– Steve Collis, Chairman, President and CEO