Human Rights Campaign Honors McKesson Corporation as Best Place to Work for LGBT Employees for Fourth Year in a Row

December 05, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO, December 5, 2016—McKesson Corporation was recognized for the fourth-straight year as one of the “Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality” by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation. McKesson scored 100% on the HRC’s 2017 Corporate Equality Index, the national benchmarking tool on corporate policies and practices pertinent to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) employees.

“I’m incredibly proud that McKesson has achieved a perfect 100 percent on the HRC’s Corporate Equality Index for the fourth time in a row,” said John H. Hammergren, chairman and CEO, McKesson Corporation. “We understand the importance and value that diversity and inclusion play in our business success and our company’s culture. Our inclusive environment is one of the many reasons why McKesson is a great place to work for people who want to make a difference in healthcare.”

McKesson’s LGBT and Straight Ally Employee Resource Group ‘OPEN’, plays an integral role to support the overall goals, objectives and initiatives of McKesson to be a prominent employer of choice for LGBT people and allies. The McKesson OPEN group has also established its own Policy Team that collaborates with McKesson’s Diversity and Inclusion and Public Affairs groups to monitor proposed and existing legislation that could significantly impact LGBT employees and their families.

“Our goal is for all employees to feel a strong sense of engagement and be inspired to innovate as a member of a dynamic and inclusive company,” said Janice Little, Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion, McKesson Corporation. “Our employee resource groups like OPEN offer employees opportunities to educate and build awareness, grow personally and professionally, and give back to their communities. These groups have been a tremendous resource in furthering our commitment to an inclusive workplace.”

McKesson has also received the distinction of being a 2016 as a Military® Friendly Employer based on the company’s success in hiring people with military backgrounds. The company also scored 80 percent on the Disability Equality Index and received the “Best Place to Work for People with Disabilities” recognition from the US Business Leaders Network.

About McKesson Corporation

McKesson Corporation, currently ranked 5th on the FORTUNE 500, is a healthcare services and information technology company dedicated to making the business of healthcare run better. We partner 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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