McKesson Honored as a ‘Best Place to Work’ for Second Year in a Row by Human Rights Campaign Foundation

February 11, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., February 11, 2015 – McKesson Corporation (NYSE: MCK) was recognized again as one of the “Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality” by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation. For the second year in a row McKesson scored 100% on the HRC’s 2015 Corporate Equality Index (PDF, 10.4 MB), the national benchmarking tool on corporate policies and practices pertinent to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) employees.

“Integrity and respect are integral tenets of McKesson’s ICARE shared principles. Recognition from the HRC Foundation demonstrates that we live by these principles and have committed to making McKesson one of the best places to work for our LGBT colleagues,” said John Hammergren, chairman and chief executive officer, McKesson Corporation. “Cultivating a healthy and supportive workplace culture allows our employees to focus on doing their best work for our customers and patients each day.”

McKesson prides itself on continually evolving its policies and practices to best support LGBT employees and their families. McKesson’s LGBT and Straight Ally Employee Resource Group ‘OPEN’ plays a key role, partnering with McKesson’s management team to ensure the company provides a workplace environment where all employees feel fully included, respected and treated equally.

“A McKesson team with a range of perspectives and approaches, encouraging new ways of thinking, creativity and collaboration, is both good for our people and good for our business,” said James Gibbs, senior vice president, talent management and diversity, McKesson Corporation. “Our wide-range of diversity and inclusion programs are just one of many reasons that McKesson is one of the best places to work and can attract top talent from across the globe.”

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) is America’s largest civil rights organization working to achieve lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality. The HRC’s Corporate Equality Index analyzes and ranks large U.S. employers and their policies and practices pertinent to LGBT employees.


About McKesson

McKesson Corporation, currently ranked 15th on the FORTUNE 500, is a healthcare services and information technology company dedicated to making the business of healthcare run better. McKesson partners with payers, hospitals, physician offices, pharmacies, pharmaceutical companies and others across the spectrum of care to build healthier organizations that deliver better care to patients in every setting. McKesson helps its customers improve their financial, operational, and clinical performance with solutions that include pharmaceutical and medical-surgical supply management, healthcare information technology, and business and clinical services. For more information, visit

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