Environmental, Social and Governance
Our business is committed to Environmental, Social and Responsibility (ESG).
Owens & Minor incorporate ESG considerations into our strategic decision-making across our organization. Championing ESG is a key pillar of our Corporate Strategic Plan that will shape our journey ahead.
The ESG report benchmarks Owens & Minor’s ESG activities by applying universally recognized and respected ESG frameworks, including the Global Reporting Initiative and the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board. The report also summarizes Owens & Minor’s ESG governance and accountability structure and defines four ESG focus areas:
Our ESG Focus Areas include the following priorities focused on expanding our influence as a leader in the healthcare industry:
- Environmental Stewardship
- Community Engagement focused on access to healthcare and expanding
- Diversity & Inclusion
- Operating Responsibly
- Empowering Our Teammates
These four focus areas underscore the commitment among Owens & Minor’s executive team and all teammates to demonstrate and exemplify the organization’s IDEAL Values – Integrity, Development, Excellence, Accountability, and Listening. The focus areas are further underscored through the activities of the recently launched Owens & Minor Foundation. Announced June 7, 2021, the Owens & Minor Foundation is committed to building healthier communities through engagement and financial support of trusted charitable and civic organizations.
Owens & Minor has earned recognition among the environmental community for its commitment to ESG initiatives. Awards outlined in the report include the Level 5 Green Industry Award, the highest environmental award given by the Thailand Ministry of Industries, for reducing energy and steam by 25%. In addition, Owens & Minor earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency SmartWay Excellence Award for environmental and economic performance, and the Brandon Hall Group Gold Award, which recognizes organizations that have successfully deployed human capital management programs.
Owens & Minor 2020 and 2021 Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Reports can be viewed below.
“Our business is committed to all aspects of ESG – from fostering a work environment that encourages teammates of all backgrounds to thrive and advance, to supporting sustainability-based offerings. This commitment allows us to further our Mission of Empowering Our Customers to Advance HealthcareTM, and recognizes our role as a global healthcare solutions leader that operates responsibly in everything we do.”
Edward A. Pesicka, President and Chief Executive Officer of Owens & Minor.