Steve Collis Signs the U.N. Women's Empowerment Principles

Steve Collis, Chairman, President & CEO

AmerisourceBergen’s chairman, president and CEO Steve Collis recently signed the United Nations Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs). By signing the WEPs, AmerisourceBergen is publicly and firmly committing to taking the necessary steps to advance gender equality and empower women – both in our place of work and in our communities around the world. 

“I am honored and incredibly proud to sign the CEO Statement of Support for the United Nations Women’s Empowerment Principles. Perhaps more than ever, it is imperative for businesses to understand and lean into their ability to drive progress across various spaces of social impact. As a global healthcare solutions leader, AmerisourceBergen is firmly committed to our duty to be an agent of change, especially in the continued call and need for gender equity. We will use our shared voice – and most importantly, actions – to further advance the equal rights and opportunities of women in our global communities with full appreciation that the whole world benefits when we empower women,” said Collis. 

The Empowerment Principles present steps that businesses and other sectors can take to advance and empower women. They include:
     •     Bring the broadest pool of talent to our endeavors;
     •     Further our companies’ competitiveness;
     •     Meet our corporate responsibility and sustainability commitments;
     •     Model behavior within our companies that reflects the society we would like for our employees, fellow                   citizens and families;
     •     Encourage economic and social conditions that provide opportunities for women and men, girls and                   boys; and
     •     Foster sustainable development in the countries in which we operate. 

“AmerisourceBergen is passionately committed to ensuring the empowerment of women happens inside the walls of our organization and within every country of the world, many of which our team members call home and where AmerisourceBergen is providing equitable access to pharmaceutical care for diverse patient populations,” said Ann Anaya, SVP, Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer at AmerisourceBergen. “Signing the United Nations Women’s Empowerment Principles demonstrates another intentional step forward in our broader diversity, equity, and inclusion journey and serves as an exciting extension of our partnership with the United Nations Foundation and our commitments as part of the United Nations Global Compact. I look forward to all the ways our organization will support these principles to achieve holistic gender equality and help lead the way in uplifting women.”