AmerisourceBergen Named a 2019 DiversityInc Noteworthy Company for the Third Year in a Row
May 8, 2019
“Diversity and inclusion aren’t just business priorities at AmerisourceBergen – they’re a mindset,” said Silvana Battaglia, AmerisourceBergen’s Chief Human Resource Officer. “The best ideas and problem solving happens when we can merge different ideas and backgrounds and when people can bring their true and authentic selves to work. When this mindset is fully leveraged, it’s the best competitive advantage a company can have.”
As a global healthcare solutions leader, AmerisourceBergen strives to be collaborative, fair and supportive of long-term, mutually beneficial relationships with associates, suppliers and business partners. AmerisourceBergen embraces the uniqueness of associates, recognizing their diverse backgrounds, perspectives and experiences. More than 55 percent of the company’s workforce is comprised of women, 46 percent is comprised of individuals with ethnically diverse backgrounds, and 30 percent of the company’s Board of Directors are women. In 2018, AmerisourceBergen launched an Unconscious Bias Training Program. Associates across the enterprise have completed more than 3,000 diversity and inclusion trainings individually and as teams.
DiversityInc’s extensive annual survey yields an empirically driven ranking based on talent results in the workforce and management, senior leadership accountability, talent programs, workplace practices, philanthropy and supplier diversity. This year’s competition was improved by adding questions that connect talent programs and workplace practices to desired talent results. The Top 50 analysis also addressed the intersectionality of race by analyzing women and men representation of each race/ethnicity separately, rather than combined.
“We revamped our algorithms and now have a reliability quotient of .92,” notes Luke Visconti, founder and CEO of DiversityInc. “DiversityInc Top 50 Companies have a decisive advantage because they treat people more fairly than other companies. Everybody, including white men, are far better off working for them because there is more opportunity at better run companies. Top 50 companies also deliver a greater-than-average return for shareholders.”
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About DiversityInc The mission of DiversityInc is to bring education and clarity to the business benefits of diversity. The DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity list began in 2001, when many corporations were beginning to understand the business value of diversity-management initiatives. The 2019 Top 50 Companies for Diversity results will be featured on DiversityInc.com. DiversityInc is a VA certified veteran-owned business and a USBLN certified business owned by a person with a disability. For more information, visit www.diversityinc.com and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn @DiversityInc.
AmerisourceBergen provides pharmaceutical products, value-driving services and business solutions that improve access to care. Tens of thousands of healthcare providers, veterinary practices and livestock producers trust us as their partner in the pharmaceutical supply chain. Global manufacturers depend on us for services that drive commercial success for their products. Through our daily work—and powered by our 21,000 associates—we are united in our responsibility to create healthier futures. AmerisourceBergen is ranked #12 on the Fortune 500, with more than $160 billion in annual revenue. The company is headquartered in Valley Forge, Pa. and has a presence in 50+ countries. Learn more at amerisourcebergen.com.