CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa. – AmerisourceBergen, a global healthcare company, has been named a 2021 honoree of The Civic 50 Greater Philadelphia by the Philadelphia Foundation in partnership with Points of Light and local partners. Modeled after Points of Light’s national program, The Civic 50 Greater Philadelphia provides a standard for corporate citizenship and showcases how employers use their time, skills, and resources to drive social impact in their communities and company.
“At AmerisourceBergen, we are driven by our company purpose to create healthier futures for everyone. Being united under this collective purpose means that we understand our responsibilities as an organization extend beyond the services we provide, the customers we serve, the team members we employ and the communities where we live and work. We are deeply committed to working at a community level – whether its through our long-standing nonprofit partnerships or through investments to maintain sustainable, resilient operations – to effectively create sustained change and amplify our impact on a local level,” said Susan Lorenz-Fisher, Vice President of Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability, AmerisourceBergen.
In 2020, AmerisourceBergen donated nearly $2 million in corporate giving to global non-profits and community-based organizations, many supporting efforts to promote social justice and health equity. The AmerisourceBergen Foundation, an independent, not-for-profit charitable giving organization, also made nearly $10 million in donations to 100+ organizations, including more than $1 million to COVID-19 specific funding, which was deployed to regional, national and global organizations focused on combatting the economic, psychosocial and health challenges resulting from the pandemic. More information is available in AmerisourceBergen’s 2020 Global Sustainability Report, which shares progress and impact on its environmental, social, and governance (ESG) priorities, and details the positive effects of its community efforts.
Additionally, AmerisourceBergen launched myCommunityImpact, a matching gifts and Dollars-for-Doers program, in 2020, which was made available to all global employees. Collectively, the organization with the support and passion from its team members has donated more than $2 million to 750+ organizations through this program.
The Civic 50 Greater Philadelphia honorees are private and public companies and other employers operating in the Philadelphia region. They have been selected based on four dimensions of their community engagement program:
- Investment of resources
- Integration across business functions
- Institutionalization through policies and system
- Impact measurement
Since 2011, The Civic 50 has provided a national standard for superior corporate citizenship and has showcased how companies use their time, skills and other resources to drive social impact in their business and community.
“Philadelphia Foundation is proud to recognize AmerisourceBergen’s outstanding civic engagement,” said Pedro Ramos, President and Chief Executive Officer of Philadelphia Foundation. “All of the 2021 honorees have demonstrated great passion and dedication to making a meaningful impact in the local communities they serve. It is this type of commitment that resonates throughout a region and sets the standard for corporate stewardship. We thank AmerisourceBergen for their efforts and congratulate them on this exciting honor.”
Also in keeping with Philadelphia Foundation’s role in advancing civic initiatives through partnerships and collaboration, it serves as home to the Greater Philadelphia Corporate Volunteer Council, as well as the Key Skills Hub – an ecosystem that matches community nonprofits with skills-based volunteers, free of charge.
“Points of Light believes that corporate leadership and commitment to civic engagement is critical to strengthening communities, and The Civic 50 Greater Philadelphia honorees including AmerisourceBergen exemplify that,” said Natalye Paquin, President and Chief Executive Officer of Points of Light. “Their inclusiveness and comprehensive approach to corporate citizenship, as well as their responsiveness to reflect, learn from each other, and respond to community needs, make the Greater Philadelphia region a better place for all. We are so pleased to recognize them for taking their civic responsibility seriously, and for the role they play in shaping their communities.” The Civic 50 Greater Philadelphia honorees were officially recognized on Wednesday, June 30th, at a celebratory event on the central Delaware River waterfront.
The Civic 50 Greater Philadelphia assessment is administered by True Impact, a company specializing in helping organizations maximize and measure their social and business value, and consists of quantitative and multiple-choice questions that inform the scoring process. To learn more about The Civic 50 Greater Philadelphia and honorees, please visit philafound.org/civic50.
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AmerisourceBergen fosters a positive impact on the health of people and communities around the world by advancing the development and delivery of pharmaceuticals and healthcare products. As a leading global healthcare company, with a foundation in pharmaceutical distribution and solutions for manufacturers, pharmacies, and providers, we create unparalleled access, efficiency, and reliability for human and animal health. Our 41,000 global team members power our purpose: We are united in our responsibility to create healthier futures. AmerisourceBergen is ranked #8 on the Fortune 500 with more than $200 billion in annual revenue. Learn more at https://amerisourcebergen.com/.
About the AmerisourceBergen Foundation
The AmerisourceBergen Foundation is an independent not-for-profit charitable giving organization established by AmerisourceBergen Corporation to support health-related causes that enrich that global community. The Foundation aims to improve the health and well-being of its patient populations – both human and animal – by investing in its communities. Through strategic partnerships and community collaboration, the Foundation works to expand access to quality healthcare and provide resources to ensure prescription drug safety. For more information, visit www.amerisourcebergenfoundation.org.
About Philadelphia Foundation
Founded in 1918, Philadelphia Foundation strengthens the economic, social and civic vitality of Greater Philadelphia. Philadelphia Foundation grows effective philanthropic investment, connects individuals and institutions across sectors and geography, and advances civic initiatives through partnerships and collaboration. A publicly supported foundation, the Philadelphia Foundation manages more than 1,000 charitable funds established by its donors and makes over 1,000 grants and scholarship awards each year. To learn more, visit www.philafound.org.
About Points of Light
Points of Light is a nonpartisan, global nonprofit organization that inspires, equips and mobilizes millions of people to take action that changes the world. We envision a world in which every individual discovers the power to make a difference, creating healthy communities in vibrant, participatory societies. Through 177 affiliates across 38 countries, and in partnership with thousands of nonprofits and corporations, Points of Light engages 5 million volunteers in 16 million hours of service each year. We bring the power of people to bear where it’s needed most. For more information, visit www.pointsoflight.org.
Partners for Greater Philadelphia Civic 50
Regional partners with Philadelphia Foundation on The Civic 50 Greater Philadelphia are the African American Chamber of Commerce, the Asian American Chamber of Commerce of Greater Philadelphia, the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia, the Greater Philadelphia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, the Greater Philadelphia Corporate Volunteer Council, Independence Business Alliance, the Main Line Chamber of Commerce and Satell Institute.