ST. LOUIS, May 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Express Scripts (NASDAQ: ESRX) has been recognized by DiversityInc as a "Noteworthy" company for diversity, based on its hiring, retention, and promotion of women, minorities, people with disabilities, LGBT individuals, and veterans.
"Express Scripts is proud to be recognized by DiversityInc for our commitment to diversity and providing an inclusive environment for our employees," said Express Scripts President and CEO Tim Wentworth. "Workforce and supplier diversity are essential to driving our business growth and innovation. When our employees reflect the different perspectives and backgrounds of the 83 million people we serve, we have the best opportunity to deliver on our promise to put medicine within reach."
"Express Scripts' greatest strength is our people – a mosaic of talent that enriches our environment and fosters growth and development that ultimately allows us to better serve our patients," said Susan Stith, Vice President of Diversity, Inclusion and Corporate Giving, Express Scripts. "By embracing diversity and inclusion, Express Scripts is well positioned to keep pace with the changing face of business and better meet our clients' needs."
DiversityInc's recognition places Express Scripts among the top echelon of companies that excel in four key areas of diversity management:
- talent pipeline (workforce breakdown, recruitment, diameter of existing talent);
- talent development (employee resource groups, mentoring, philanthropy, movement, fairness);
- leadership accountability (responsible for results, communications, visibility); and
- supplier diversity (percent of tier I and tier II spend with minority-, women-, LGBT-, disability-, and veteran-owned business).
The recognition is based on data-driven analysis of detailed surveys voluntarily submitted by firms with more than 1,000 U.S. employees.
Express Scripts is a leader among Fortune 25 companies with a workforce that is 69 percent female, 39 percent minority, and 12 percent bilingual. Express Scripts employees' average age is 43 years and fully 30 percent of the company's workforce is comprised of millennials. The nation's largest pharmacy benefit manager fosters inclusion through six Employee Resource Groups, an executive-sponsored Diversity Advisory Council, and ongoing diversity awareness campaigns. Targeted hiring efforts include participation in ethnic diversity as well as disability- and veteran-focused career fairs, employing Certified Diversity Recruiters, and educating and training managers to reach other populations.
About Express Scripts
Express Scripts puts medicine within reach of tens of millions of people by aligning with plan sponsors, taking bold action and delivering patient-centered care to make better health more affordable and accessible.
Headquartered in St. Louis, Express Scripts provides integrated pharmacy benefit management services, including network-pharmacy claims processing, home delivery pharmacy care, specialty pharmacy care, specialty benefit management, benefit-design consultation, drug utilization review, formulary management, and medical and drug data analysis services. Express Scripts also distributes a full range of biopharmaceutical products and provides extensive cost-management and patient-care services.
For more information, visit Lab.Express-Scripts.com or follow @ExpressScripts on Twitter.
Rachel Thimangu, Express Scripts
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