Healthier communities thrive in a healthier environment. That’s why we’re sharpening our focus on environmental sustainability. We’re tracking our reduction of emissions companywide, achieved through reportable metrics like building optimization and fleet fuel efficiency.

Going beyond compliance to establish new environmental best practices is a priority across McKesson businesses, as we work to capture the metrics most relevant to our specific business and make actionable recommendations that lead to a healthier environment.

McKesson's green initiatives focus on:

  • Transportation and Emissions

We seek to reduce emissions from business travel with the introduction of new technology. At large offices, we have installed telepresence technology that enables virtual meetings. When employees book travel between two cities with telepresence centers, our corporate travel site reminds them that an alternative to flying is to use the telepresence technology. Since our Fiscal Year 2010, we have reduced emissions by bringing more fuel-efficient, four-cylinder vehicles into the U.S. Pharmaceutical sales fleet.

  • Evolving Our Workplaces

In our new office buildings, the path to LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) and WELL (a system that measures features of the built environment that impact human health) certifications is standardized. Our One Post headquarters and offices in Richmond, Virginia and Irving, Texas are LEED certified, as is U.S. Pharmaceutical’s Chicagoland distribution center; we are pursuing LEED certification for our new campus in Scottsdale, Arizona. Our Richmond, Virginia office is WELL certified, and we are pursuing WELL certification for both the Irving, Texas and One Post offices.

McKesson was honored in RealComm’s 2017 Commercial Real Estate Digital Innovation Awards for our innovative use of technology in the Las Colinas campus in Irving, Texas, and for a white paper on end-to-end process design written in partnership with Stanford University’s Center for Integrated Facilities Engineering.

  • Recycling and Waste

As part of our efforts to minimize our impact on the planet and use our resources responsibly, McKesson supports recycling, monitoring our water usage, and ensuring we proactively manage and identify hazardous and regulated waste.We also strive to source recycled products whenever possible.

  • Sustainable Commuting

16% of our employees in the U.S. and Canada work from home, eliminating their need to commute. McKesson also offers commuter benefits, which enable employees to use before-tax payroll deductions to pay for eligible commuter expenses, such as work-related mass transit passes. At McKesson Canada, the headquarters building has reserved parking spaces for employees who carpool every day to work; local Eco-Champions in Canada offices have brought electric/hybrid car charging stations to company sites.