Planet in Balance: 1 of 3 Key Pillars That Define Our CSR Approach

Jun 10, 2015 2:35 PM ET
Campaign: Planet in Balance

Planet in Balance: 1 of 3 Key Pillars That Define our CSR Approach

Our Prescription for a Better World framework is organized around three key pillars: building healthy communities (Health in Action), protecting the planet (Planet in Balance) and creating economic opportunities (Leader in Growth). Each pillar is supported by strategic priorities and goals. 

The focus of our Planet in Balance pillar is centered on 3 strategic priorities.

Sustainable Operations
With an enterprise that includes 7,800 stores, 20 distribution centers and field offices, and a significant transportation fleet, we understand the importance of embedding environmental sustainability in every facet of our operations with the goal of reducing our impacts.

Sustainable Products and Packaging
CVS Health manufactures, distributes and sells CVS Brand and private label products across multiple product categories, including cosmetics, personal care, over-the-counter medications, and food, among other categories. We recognize that we have a role in ensuring that product design, manufacturing and disposal are undertaken in an environmentally sustainable manner, and as a demonstration of our commitment, we have prioritized our programs and initiatives in this area within our Prescription for  a Better World strategy.

Internal and External Engagement Around Our Sustainability Vision
As one of the largest pharmacy chains in the United States, we rely on collaboration with a variety of stakeholders — investors, suppliers, clients, employees, communities and customers — to be successful, and the same is true for our approach to sustainability.

To learn more about the Planet in Balance strategic priorities and their associated goals, refer to the Planet in Balance section of our Prescription for a Better World CSR report. A full web version of this report will be available here on June 15.