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We have a responsibility to be sustainable and to meet colleague expectations


Our Planet in Balance and Leader in Growth pillars encompass efforts at reducing our environmental impact and creating an engaging and inclusive workplace.

Our journey toward offering consumers more sustainable products continued in 2017 with our commitment to stop selling—by the end of 2019—nearly 600 store-brand beauty and personal care products that contain parabens, phthalates, and the most prevalent formaldehyde donors. Additionally, CVS Pharmacy became the first national retail pharmacy chain to remove artificial trans fats from all of our exclusive store-brand food products. And, as part of our environmental focus, we joined more than 250 companies that are setting their emissions-reduction targets in line with climate science. We are strongly committed to promoting a diverse workforce and inclusive culture and were proud to earn a place for the first time on DiversityInc’s 2017 Top 50 Companies for Diversity list. For improving quality of life in the communities where we do business, CVS Health was also named to the prestigious Points of Light Civic 50 list.



stores have been retrofitted with LED lighting, realizing a cumulative savings of

$30 million



annual investment in long-term and sustainable wage increases and benefits resulting from tax reform



youths hired in full-time and part-time summer positions


Registered Apprenticeships in 18 states for roles such as store manager and pharmacy technician