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George S. Barrett Chairman and CEO

We feel a great deal of responsibility to apply our nearly 100 years of experience and expertise to reducing the total cost of health care and improving patients’ lives while doing our part to be good corporate citizens.

We’re experiencing the most dynamic and rapid change in the history of health care. At Cardinal Health, we are acutely aware of our responsibility to adapt, innovate and lead.

From hospital to home, Cardinal Health is an essential link that helps health care providers enhance efficiency, improve quality and reduce costs. Making health care more efficient is more than a vision for Cardinal Health — it’s a commitment ingrained in our culture. We’re making meaningful investments that support environmental sustainability, ethics and governance, strong communities, and an inclusive and diverse workplace for our employees.

A strong environmental compliance record and award-winning facilities distinguish Cardinal Health in our sustainability efforts. In addition to an Environmental, Social and Governance Committee, various teams across the organization focus on packaging and energy reduction, water conservation, and renewable energy. Our environmental, health and safety policy reflects our respect for the environment and dedication to the health and safety of our employees, contractors and the community.

We have a history of engaging with organizations that share our vision around sustainability:

  • Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) has recognized our achievements for the past 11 years, including us on the DJSI North America Index since 2006.

  • We are one of a select number of companies to participate in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency SmartWay® Program as a carrier and shipper since 2010; in 2015, Cardinal Health Canada joined SmartWay®.

  • Since 2014, we’ve ranked on Newsweek’s Green Rankings as a top green company in the country.

  • We’ve been a corporate member of the National Association of Environmental Managers since 2008.

  • As a founding sponsor of Practice Greenhealth’s Greening the Operating Room initiative, we’re passionate about reducing the environmental footprint of operating suites in hospitals nationally.

We work closely with our communities to identify needs, develop strategies and execute programs to improve the places we live and work. One example is our involvement with Smart Columbus, developed to integrate innovative technologies into the city’s transportation network to accelerate the transition to an electrified, low-emissions transportation system. Through an unprecedented culture of collaboration in the community of our company headquarters, we are proud to forge ahead in this effort.

We also proudly match employee contributions to nonprofits and support community involvement through team fundraising and board leadership grants. In recent years, we have supported more than 2,000 nonprofits that are close to the hearts of employees.

Together, we believe this integrated approach to community support allows employees to share their talents, time and resources with organizations that work from the grassroots level to international aid organizations.