Resilient and sustainable operations
Supply chain and stewardship
Our commitment to healthier futures begins with our promise of efficiency and security at the first point a product enters the supply chain. As the distributor of tens of thousands of products, our infrastructure is built to enable secure, daily ordering and distribution.
When there is strain on the supply chain, securing the supply chain is even more critical. We rely on our “fair share” allocation program, which takes a data-driven approach to allocation based on historical purchasing data. When products are in short supply or may become so — either due to a surge in demand or a loss of production — these products are placed on allocation. This means that any one customer can only order a certain volume of that product so that all sites of care can maintain some level of access. We engage a medical ethicist to provide guidance regarding product distribution practices in the case of shortages or other distribution challenges.
We also seek to buy goods and services from suppliers, contractors, and vendors who share our responsible-sourcing goals. We expect partners to uphold our values as exemplified in our Supplier Code of Conduct.
We continuously improve the traceability of our business processes and technology, enhancing patient safety. AmerisourceBergen purchases pharmaceuticals for distribution directly from manufacturers or their authorized representatives, warehouses the products, and delivers them to healthcare providers on a just-in-time basis.
As a wholesaler, AmerisourceBergen has taken a leading role in educating its stakeholders on the Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA). Currently, we are leading the effort on technology solutions that will verify serial numbers at the bottle level on pharmaceutical products as part of the DSCSA regulatory requirement.
Disaster response and emergency preparedness
In addition to securing the supply chain, we recognize the connection between climate change and disaster response, and as such, have a robust philanthropic approach to coordinate donations and supplies to benefit both humans and animals in the wake of a disaster. Our proactive strategy through the AmerisourceBergen Foundation enables us to make grants throughout the year to numerous non-profit partners to help them fulfill their missions while living our purpose to create healthier futures. We also quickly respond in times of natural disasters, such as the Foundation’s commitment of $100,000 to aid emergency relief efforts in Florida and other regions impacted by Hurricane Ian.
Sustainable food production
Non-profit partner spotlight
National FFA Foundation
Through our partnership with FFA in support of its Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) Grant program, we aim to ensure that the next generation of talent and leadership builds the skill sets they need to take us into tomorrow. In FY22, the SAE Grants that we funded provided students with opportunities to purchase and care for protein-producing livestock, construct a coop to raise mallard ducks, and install a solar generator as an alternative power source for a chicken coop. One 8th-grade student from North Dakota is using his SAE Grant to purchase five heifers. He is learning about business and finance management through FFA and aspires to grow his herd to 100 cattle and operate his own ranch by 2045.