Pharmacy innovation company joins industry working group dedicated to a more robust environmental vision for packaging
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA, AUGUST 2, 2017 — CVS Health, a leading drugstore and pharmacy company, has announced its membership in the Sustainable Packaging Coalition (SPC). CVS Health joins over 190 coalition members including Target, Unilever, Procter & Gamble, USPS, Verizon, Disney Consumer Products, and many others collectively working to advance sustainable packaging.
CVS Health’s membership in the SPC builds on their efforts to reduce product packaging waste in collaboration with its suppliers.
“Retailers play a pivotal role in packaging decisions and CVS Health’s tremendous reach offers a tremendous opportunity”, said Adam Gendell, Associate Director, Sustainable Packaging Coalition. “We are excited to welcome CVS to the Coalition and we look forward to working together.”
“One of the key pillars of our CSR roadmap is to reduce our impacts on the environment,” said Eileen Howard Boone, SVP of Corporate Social Responsibility & Philanthropy. “We are committed to reducing waste resulting from our products and packaging and we’re excited to be part of this coalition to help achieve that goal.”
ABOUT THE SUSTAINABLE PACKAGING COALITION
The Sustainable Packaging Coalition is a membership-based collaborative led by an independent non-profit that believes in the power of industry to make packaging more sustainable. Using an objective life-cycle-based approach, we work in a constructive atmosphere to provide thought leadership and bring our members together to strengthen and advance the business case for more sustainable packaging.
ABOUT CVS Health
CVS Health is a pharmacy innovation company helping people on their path to better health. Through its nearly 9,700 retail locations, more than 1,100 walk-in medical clinics, a leading pharmacy benefits manager with nearly 90 million plan members, a dedicated senior pharmacy care business serving more than one million patients per year, expanding specialty pharmacy services, and a leading stand-alone Medicare Part D prescription drug plan, the company enables people, businesses and communities to manage health in more affordable and effective ways. This unique integrated model increases access to quality care, delivers better health outcomes and lowers overall health care costs. Find more information about how CVS Health is shaping the future of health at https://www.cvshealth.com