McKesson Releases Fiscal 2016 Corporate Social Responsibility Report

October 24, 2016

Report showcases community engagement, employee health & safety, philanthropy, environmental sustainability, supplier diversity and other programs across McKesson

SAN FRANCISCO, October 24, 2016 – McKesson Corporation today announced the release of its Fiscal 2016 Corporate Social Responsibility Report, an annual publication that highlights how McKesson demonstrates its social responsibility through its actions with employees, customers, local communities and partners within the healthcare industry. The report can be found at

This year’s report features information on McKesson’s efforts in the areas of community engagement, employee health & safety, philanthropy, environmental sustainability and supplier diversity. It features stories and video portraits of many of McKesson’s employees and stakeholders, visually demonstrating how our commitment to corporate social responsibility is infused throughout the company.

“The ‘CSR365’ theme of the report reflects how social responsibility is part of the fabric of McKesson, every hour of the day, every day of the year. Through our daily work, McKesson advances the health of our customers’ patients, the health of our customers’ business, and the health of the communities where we live,” said Christine Lopez, president, McKesson Foundation, and vice president, Corporate Citizenship. “Our sense of responsibility is fundamental to our culture and reflected in our ICARE Shared Principles – Integrity, Customer First, Accountability, Respect, and Excellence – which guide all that we do.”

Highlights of the FY16 Report include:

  • Adding more than 2,100 new potential marrow donors to the international registry through McKesson’s 2016 Marrow Drive. McKesson employees organized drives at more than 65 locations to educate colleagues and provide the opportunity to save a life.
  • Recognition by the Human Rights Campaign for McKesson’s perfect score of 100 percent on the 2016 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), a national benchmarking survey on corporate policies and practices related to LGBT workplace equality.
  • Our response to the worldwide refugee and migrant crisis, including donations to Direct Relief and the International Rescue Committee and a matching donation program by the Celesio Group to support disaster relief efforts.
  • Employee-led sustainability initiatives around the world, including saving 200 trees each year by digitizing the Markham, Ontario mailroom and maintaining an organic garden on company grounds to grow hundreds of pounds of vegetables for a Vancouver-area food bank.
  • Distributing more than 41,000 cancer care packages to patients in more than 250 locations by the McKesson Foundation’s Giving Comfort program. During the fiscal year, more than 19,500 McKesson employees across the U.S. and Canada helped create care packages during workplace volunteer events, a 51% increase over the previous year.

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. 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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