McKesson Commits to Set Science-Based Targets to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

May 05, 2021

The company submitted a commitment letter to the Science Based Targets initiative

IRVING, Texas, May 5, 2021— McKesson Corporation, a global leader in healthcare, has signed a commitment letter to the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi), joining over 1,300 companies to commit to setting ambitious targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

The SBTi, a collaboration between CDP, the United Nations Global Compact, World Resources Institute, and the World Wide Fund for Nature, drives climate action in the private sector by encouraging companies to set science-based targets that aim to limit global warming to 1.5°C. By developing targets using climate science and the SBTi’s methodologies, McKesson will promote best practice in emissions reductions and demonstrate its commitment to bold climate action.

“As a global leader in healthcare, we recognize our responsibility to protect our planet and drive change in climate action,” said Dr. Kelvin Baggett, chief impact officer, McKesson. “We’re committed to being an impact-driven company and are dedicated to setting targets that reduce our own climate impact, improving the health and well-being of the patients and communities we serve.”

McKesson’s commitment to SBTi is its latest example of driving social and environmental action to protect our planet for generations to come, and to deliver both business and societal value. Earlier this year, McKesson shared its position on climate change and in 2020, joined the United Nations Global Compact.

To learn more about McKesson’s approach to Sustainability and Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG), visit

About McKesson Corporation

McKesson Corporation is a global leader in healthcare supply chain management solutions, retail pharmacy, community oncology and specialty care, and healthcare information solutions. McKesson partners with pharmaceutical manufacturers, providers, pharmacies, governments and other organizations in healthcare to help provide the right medicines, medical products and healthcare services to the right patients at the right time, safely and cost-effectively. United by our ICARE shared principles, our employees work every day to innovate and deliver opportunities that make our customers and partners more successful - all for the better health of patients. McKesson has been named a “Most Admired Company” in the healthcare wholesaler category by FORTUNE, a “Best Place to Work” by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, and a top military-friendly company by Military Friendly. For more information, visit

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