Efforts to focus on supporting healthcare, environment, and diversity and inclusion
Owens & Minor, Inc. (NYSE-OMI) today announced the launch of the Owens & Minor Foundation, which is committed to building healthier communities through engagement and financial support of trusted charitable and civic organizations. The three primary areas of focus are Healthcare, Environment, and Diversity and Inclusion (D&I).
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“We’re incredibly excited to announce this extension of Owens & Minor’s longstanding commitment to supporting and improving the communities in which we operate through the Owens & Minor Foundation,” said Edward A. Pesicka, President and CEO of Owens & Minor. “At Owens & Minor, we continuously seek ways to serve our humble Mission of Empowering Our Customers to Advance Healthcare, and our efforts are guided by our IDEAL Values of integrity, development, excellence, accountability and listening. Our new Foundation furthers the long-time commitment of Owens & Minor, which for decades has been a champion of supporting small, diverse and minority-owned businesses in the healthcare industry. Through the O&M Foundation, we will proactively support broader healthcare availability to all communities, the promotion of D&I opportunities, and the protection of the environment.”
The Owens & Minor Foundation is dedicated to impacting and empowering communities through:
- Advancing healthcare access in all communities and supporting opportunities for people to lead healthier lives;
- Long-established operational sustainability initiatives that help improve the overall health of the environment;
- Building a diverse and inclusive culture that includes an open space where teammates learn with and from one another; and,
- Increasing support of supplier diversity initiatives, an area in which Owens & Minor has a proven track record of success and recognition in healthcare.
The Foundation will pursue its endeavors through grants, charitable contributions, volunteer activities and donations, and is supported by an initial endowment of $10 million.
“The Foundation will allow Owens & Minor to reinforce and prioritize its support of important initiatives in the communities in which it operates,” stated Shana Neal, EVP and Chief Human Resources Officer at Owens & Minor and President of the Foundation. “The creation and funding of the Foundation will build on the strong legacy of service on which Owens & Minor has established itself and will provide a solid grounding for continued support long into the future.”
About Owens & Minor
Owens & Minor, Inc. (NYSE: OMI) is a global healthcare solutions company that incorporates product manufacturing, distribution support and innovative technology services to deliver significant and sustained value across the breadth of the industry – from acute care to patients in their home. Aligned to its Mission of Empowering Our Customers to Advance HealthcareTM, more than 15,000 global teammates serve over 4,000 healthcare industry customers. A vertically-integrated, predominantly Americas-based footprint enables Owens & Minor to reliably supply its self-manufactured surgical and PPE products. This seamless value chain integrates with a portfolio of products representing 1,200 branded suppliers. Operating continuously since 1882 from its headquarters in Richmond, Virginia, Owens & Minor has grown into a FORTUNE 500 company with operations located across North America, Asia, Europe and Latin America. For more information about Owens & Minor, visit owens-minor.com, follow @Owens_Minor on Twitter and connect on LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/company/owens-&-minor.
About the Owens & Minor Foundation
The Owens & Minor Foundation is an organization created in 2021 by Owens & Minor, Inc., a global healthcare solutions company based in Richmond, VA. The Foundation is committed to building healthier communities through engagement and financial support of trusted charitable and civic organizations. Aligned with Owens & Minor’s Mission of Empowering Our Customers to Advance Healthcare, the Foundation’s three areas of focus are Healthcare, Environment, and Diversity and Inclusion (D&I). Learn more at www.Owens-Minor.com/about/the-owens-minor-foundation/.
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