McKesson Named “Most Admired” Company Among Healthcare Distributors by FORTUNE Magazine and one of Nation’s 100 Best Corporate Citizens by Corporate Responsibility Magazine

Mar 5, 2010 8:00 AM ET

 (3BLMedia/theCSRfeed) SAN FRANCISCO, CA  - March 5, 2010 - McKesson Corporation, the nation’s largest healthcare services and information technology company, today was rated the "World's Most Admired" company in its industry in an annual survey conducted by FORTUNE magazine and the Hay Group. The company was also named one of the 100 Best Corporate Citizens by Corporate Responsibility Magazine. Both awards highlight McKesson’s excellence in corporate social responsibility, employee engagement, service quality, and financial performance.

FORTUNE magazine’s “World’s Most Admired” award measures corporate reputation and performance against nine key attributes: innovation, people management, use of corporate assets, social responsibility, quality of management, financial soundness, long-term investment, quality of products and services, and global competitiveness. McKesson ranked number one in all nine categories. 

McKesson was also named one of the 100 Best Corporate Citizens by Corporate Responsibility Magazine. Known as one of the world's top corporate responsibility rankings based on publicly-available information, the 100 Best Corporate Citizens List is based on over 360 data points in seven categories: environment, climate change, human rights, philanthropy, employee relations, financial performance, and governance. The 100 Best Corporate Citizens are selected from among the large-cap Russell 1000 companies, with data provided by leading ESG investor data firm IW Financial. McKesson ranked 44th. The complete Corporate Responsibility Magazine list as well as more information on the Corporate Responsibility Officers Association (CROA) methodology used to determine the rankings is available online at   “At McKesson, corporate social responsibility principles are embedded within our mission to help our customers improve patients’ lives,” said John Hammergren, Chairman and CEO of McKesson Corporation. “As we continue to focus on making healthcare safer, more efficient, and less expensive, we’re proud to be recognized as a leader among U.S. corporations.”   More information about McKesson’s corporate social responsibility efforts can be found in its 2008-2009 Corporate Citizenship Report. The report highlights the Company’s high levels of employee engagement, commitment to environmental sustainability, culture of diversity and inclusion, and industry leading efforts to improve the safety, quality, and cost of healthcare. McKesson’s Corporate Citizenship Report is available at   About McKesson Corporation McKesson Corporation, currently ranked 15th on the FORTUNE 500, is a healthcare services and information technology company dedicated to helping its customers deliver high-quality healthcare by reducing costs, streamlining processes, and improving the quality and safety of patient care. McKesson has been in continuous operation for more than 175 years, making it the longest-operating company in healthcare today. Over the course of its history, McKesson has grown by providing pharmaceutical and medical-surgical supply management across the spectrum of care; healthcare information technology for hospitals, physicians, homecare and payors; hospital and retail pharmacy automation; and services for manufacturers and payors designed to improve outcomes for patients. For more information, visit  
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