ST. LOUIS, Nov. 9, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Express Scripts (NASDAQ: ESRX) has received a perfect score of 100 on the 2018 Corporate Equality Index, a national benchmarking report on corporate policies and practices related to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) workplace equality, administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation.
"We are committed not just to diversity, but to creating a culture of inclusion that enables us to more effectively compete in the marketplace," said Susan Stith, vice president of Diversity, Inclusion and Corporate Giving. "We do a better job by ensuring diverse views are represented in our innovation, problem-solving and proactive work to improve health and drive value in healthcare."
"We have nearly 26,000 employees, diverse in background, but united by a common mission of putting medicine in reach for the 80 million Americans we serve," said Tim Wentworth, chief executive officer and president. "We're proud to be recognized as a best place to work for LGBTQ equality and committed to being inclusive for all."
Express Scripts' perfect score recognizes a range of proactive and inclusive practices, including Express Scripts' comprehensive benefits package, enterprise-wide diversity training and non-discrimination protections, inclusive recruiting and community engagement. More than 945 companies participated in the CEI process.
For more information on the 2018 Corporate Equality Index, or to download a free copy of the report, visit www.hrc.org/cei.
About Express Scripts
Express Scripts puts medicine within reach of tens of millions of people by aligning with plan sponsors, taking bold action and delivering patient-centered care to make better health more affordable and accessible.
Headquartered in St. Louis, Express Scripts provides integrated pharmacy benefit management services, including network-pharmacy claims processing, home delivery pharmacy care, specialty pharmacy care, specialty benefit management, benefit-design consultation, drug utilization review, formulary management, and medical and drug data analysis services. Express Scripts also distributes a full range of biopharmaceutical products and provides extensive cost-management and patient-care services.
About the Human Rights Campaign Foundation
The Human Rights Campaign Foundation is the educational arm of America's largest civil rights organization working to achieve equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual transgender and queer people. HRC envisions a world where LGBTQ people are embraced as full members of society at home, at work and in every community.
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Rachel Thimangu, Express Scripts
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