McKesson Recognized for Commitment to Community by Bloomberg, National Conference on Citizenship and Points of Light

  McKesson Recognized for Commitment to Community by Bloomberg, National
  Conference on Citizenship and Points of Light

The Civic 50 Is the First Scientific Evaluation of Corporate Civic Engagement

Business Wire

WASHINGTON -- November 09, 2012

McKesson Corporation was recognized as one of America’s most community-minded
companies in The Civic 50 — the first scientific evaluation to rank the
companies that best use their time, talent and resources to improve the
quality of life where they do business. The survey was conducted by the
National Conference on Citizenship (NCoC) and Points of Light, the nation’s
definitive experts on civic engagement, and published in the November 9 issue
of Bloomberg Businessweek.

“McKesson is in the business of better health, so our citizenship efforts are
simply a part of our daily work,” said Carrie Varoquiers, VP, Corporate
Citizenship. “Whether it is through the daily delivery of life-saving
medications, improved medication safety in the emergency room, Comfort Kits
delivered to cancer patients through our Giving Comfort charity, or our
all-employee volunteer week, McKesson is proof that companies really can do
well by doing good.”

“The results of The Civic 50 show that what is good for business can also be
good for the community,” said Michael Weiser, Chairman of NCoC, and Jackie
Norris, executive director of Points of Light Corporate Institute, in a joint
statement. “Rather than passively write checks to charities or philanthropies,
the top corporations are actively aligning their resources and professional
skills with the needs of community partners. The Civic 50 reveals which
companies are truly innovative, and we are hopeful that these examples will
inspire other companies to make a difference in communities.”

McKesson was evaluated on several elements, including leadership, measurement
and strategy, design, employee civic health, community partnerships, cause
alignment, and transparency. To learn more about The Civic 50 survey as well
as the importance of civic engagement in corporate America, please visit

About McKesson Corporation

McKesson Corporation, currently ranked 14th 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 us


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