Purpose-driven team members
Diversity, equity, and inclusion
“For us, DEI is a corporate responsibility, a business imperative, and an essential element of how we deliver on our purpose to create healthier futures for all.”
- Ann Anaya, SVP and Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer
We are championing DEI globally — where we work, where we live, and where we serve — to build a more inclusive, equitable world and healthier futures for all. AmerisourceBergen is committed to fostering a global workplace that values diversity, equity, and inclusion by creating pathways for every team member to thrive, making a positive impact on our communities, and making progress with transparency and accountability.
What DEI means at AmerisourceBergen
Diversity is bringing together all types of people
Equity is building a community where everyone can thrive
Inclusion is fostering a culture that gives everyone a voice
In January 2022, Ann Anaya joined AmerisourceBergen as Senior Vice President and Chief Global Diversity Officer to establish the team as a Center of Excellence that oversees governance of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI), the DEI Global Council, and Employee Resource Groups (ERGs); measures progress against key metrics; and works with teams across the organization through strategic partnerships, collaboration, and consultation. Under her leadership, the Office of DEI drives our enterprise DEI strategy to enable a more inclusive culture, foster more engaging environments, and deliver more favorable customer and patient outcomes. The team has built a strong foundation to support the enterprise’s 2025 DEI strategic plan by establishing critical metrics to measure diversity, inclusion, and health equity to effectively drive strategic initiatives and close any gaps.
Our DEI Global Council, chaired by AmerisourceBergen EVP & Chief Operating Officer Robert Mauch, is responsible for identifying and amplifying areas of opportunity to advance our global diversity, equity, and inclusion strategy. In FY22, we refreshed the mission of the Council to focus on sponsoring the activation of DEI throughout the enterprise, increasing transparency about our progress, and prioritizing accountability for inclusive leadership. We also expanded the Council to include the chairs of our ERGs.
We continue to elevate the profile of our eight ERGs and recognize the important role they play in the team member experience and their impact on positively influencing our culture. In addition to raising their influence by adding their voices to the DEI Global Council, we have elevated their impact and rely on their insights for many or our DEI initiatives and enterprise culture strategy. ERG leaders are both creating community and co-designing a strong inclusive culture where we all thrive.
Veterans in Action
Women's Impact Network
Representation diversity in leadership
of our overall global workforce
of our Executive Management Committee
of our Board of Directors
To accelerate workforce diversity at every level, we engaged a third party to measure female representation globally, and race and ethnicity representation at all levels in the U.S., against external benchmarks. This effort helped identify strengths and opportunities to guide our talent strategy and attract more diverse talent. We are proud of the progress we have made on gender representation, with females representing 51% of our global workforce in FY22. We have also exceeded many of the U.S. benchmarks for race and ethnicity. Moving forward, we recognize that there is opportunity to drive progress to meet external representation benchmarks for female vice presidents globally, Hispanic/Latinos at all levels, and female managers in targeted countries. We are also increasing our focus on attracting and hiring more talent with disabilities and on making our work environment and practices more inclusive for all.
Additional data about our workforce is available in our ESG Reporting Index and the DEI Report.
Welcoming healthy and open dialogue
We added a statement on diversity, equity, and inclusion in our Code of Ethics to foster AmerisourceBergen’s enterprise-wide strategy and to reinforce the responsibility we all have to act with integrity and create an inclusive environment. As part of our Employee Experience Survey, we included eight questions focused on inclusion to establish a baseline Global Inclusion Index and measure our progress. The overall score of 70% indicated that many of our team members feel we have a highly inclusive culture, but we recognize there is opportunity to improve. We therefore launched a Global Inclusion communication and education campaign, including learning modules and listening sessions, to further strengthen and unite our culture across our workforce.
In addition, we have eight ERGs for team members to leverage their shared identities and experiences to drive DEI forward. Total ERG membership has increased 21% over last year, with each ERG creating a FY23 strategic plan to grow membership.
In FY22, we recognized International Women’s Day with our Women’s Impact Network ERG in partnership with the United Nations Foundation for #EqualEverywhere: Champions for Change Discussion Series. Ann Anaya, SVP and Chief DEI Officer, AmerisourceBergen, joined Martha Rebour, Executive Director, Shot@Life, in a webinar to explore the challenges and opportunities that come with achieving health for all — including girls and women. We also showed our support for gender equality when Steve Collis, our Chairman, President, and CEO, signed the United Nations Women’s Empowerment Principles, publicly committing to advancing gender equality and empowering women in our places of work and in the community. We also held our first global Pride celebration led by our LGBTAllies ERG who engaged team members and local communities worldwide throughout Pride Month in June. To further honor and celebrate Pride, the AmerisourceBergen Foundation contributed donations to PFLAG National and Outright International in support of these organizations’ efforts to advance LGBTQ+ rights and advocacy.
We are committed to playing a meaningful role and making an impact in our communities through our partnerships with like-minded organizations and by investing in healthcare leaders of the future. Our ERGs collaborate with the AmerisourceBergen Foundation to advise on grantmaking that furthers health equity and the goals of the respective ERG. For example, to celebrate Black History Month, the AmerisourceBergen Foundation awarded a $25,000 grant to the Satcher Health Leadership Institute (SHLI) at Morehouse School of Medicine. SHLI seeks to be a leading transformative force for health equity, focusing on mental/behavioral health, health system transformation, and the political determinants of health. Through our Emerging Professional Network ERG, our support of the Big Brothers Big Sisters Independence Beyond School Walls program enables students to regularly visit with AmerisourceBergen mentors in the workplace to learn more about job opportunities and interact in a real-world office environment.
To support future pharmacists, we partnered with Xavier University of Louisiana to launch an Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE) 6-week immersive learning rotation to introduce students to supply chain business operations, financials, and customer engagement. The AmerisourceBergen Foundation, in partnership with Good Neighbor Pharmacy, launched a scholarship program for HBCU (Historically Black Colleges and Universities) pharmacy students that will provide recipients with $100,000 over the course of four years towards their pharmacy degree.
We believe every person should have access to the medicine, vaccines, and clinical services needed to live a healthier life. We seek to eliminate inequities and address disparities as we engage all team members, partners, customers, and patients in our global community, while working together to create equity in access to healthcare services for all. In FY22, we created a health equity framework that will guide our path forward.
Additional DEI metrics are available in our ESG Reporting Index and the DEI Report.