In recognition of our continued work to support diverse suppliers through increased economic opportunities, CVS Health was recently named 2019 National Corporation of the Year by the Greater New England Minority Supplier Development Council (GNEMSDC).
The award was presented at GNEMSDC’s Business Opportunity Conference & Expo and Awards Luncheon, held in September in Springfield, Massachusetts.
During the luncheon, David Casey, chief diversity officer for CVS Health, sat down with GNEMSDC President and CEO Peter Hurst for a fireside chat on the future of healthcare, and how technology will impact the delivery of healthcare.
This is the second consecutive year that CVS Health has received the National Corporation of the Year award.
The mission of GNEMSDC is to advance business opportunities for certified Asian, Black, Hispanic and Native American business enterprises and to connect them to corporate members. One of the region’s leading corporate membership organizations, GNEMSDC was incorporated in 1975 to provide increased procurement and business opportunities for minority businesses of all sizes.
The mission of GNEMSDC aligns with the mission of our Supplier Diversity program, through which we identify and partner with a wide range of diverse suppliers, including minority-owned, women-owned, and veteran-owned businesses, as well as small businesses.
Throughout 2018, we worked with thousands of small and diverse businesses across the country, including 398 owned by women, 373 owned by minorities, 124 owned by veterans and 1,667 small businesses.
CVS Health believes that a diverse supplier base is key to our ability to deliver innovative, high-quality products and services to customers and the communities we serve across the country.