Springfield, MA – November 16, 2023 – Cencora (formerly AmerisourceBergen) has been awarded the 2023 Viability Inclusive Employer of the Year Award in recognition of its partnership and inclusive culture and employment of people with disabilities or disadvantages.
The award was given to Cencora for its ongoing support and inclusion for people with disabilities through Viability’s program in Long Island, NY, specifically at its distribution center in Amityville, which employs individuals with disabilities to perform routine, yet critical, tasks.
“The quality of Cencora’s five-year partnership with Viability to employ people with disabilities is exactly the reason why we established our Inclusive Employer of the Year Award,” said Colleen Holmes, President and CEO of Viability Inc. “Together with their team, Cencora is breaking down arbitrary barriers, which too often prevent people with disabilities from ever getting a foot in the door to put their capabilities and drive to work and making their business even better in the process.”
“I couldn’t be happier with or prouder of our partnership with Viability,” said Philip Maniaci, Director of Operations at Cencora’s Amityville distribution center. “The employees we have working at our site are positive individuals who show up consistently and work hard to accomplish the tasks given to them. They take great pride in their work, which is truly contagious among our other team members.”
This award and commendations are part of Viability’s celebration and recognition of National Disability Employment Awareness Month, highlighting people with disabilities and Cencora as an employer who contributes to their success through incorporation into the workforce. Viability’s Inclusive Employer of the Year Award is a recognition from Viability staff to celebrate a Partner Employer and their commitment to disability inclusivity.
“Our people are at the heart of everything we do at Cencora, and inviting in diverse perspectives, backgrounds and experiences at every level of our company is what makes us stronger and more dynamic,” said Silvana Battaglia, Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer at Cencora. “I applaud Philip and his team members for truly representing who we are at our core and embodying our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.”
Learn more about Cencora’s enterprise commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion here: https://www.cencora.com/our-impact/dei.
Viability Inc.’s network of services and programs connect individuals’ choices, strengths, and goals with skill-building, education, employment options and community living in five states, predominantly throughout Massachusetts. Together with our staff of over 400, and 600 supporting employer partners, we’re building equity and inclusion for individuals with disabilities and other disadvantages and serving 4,000 individuals and families annually. Our work results in a community of connection that is richer for all ensuring we Thrive Beyond Limits.
Cencora is a leading global pharmaceutical solutions organization centered on improving the lives of people and animals around the world. We partner with pharmaceutical innovators across the value chain to facilitate and optimize market access to therapies. Care providers depend on us for the secure, reliable delivery of pharmaceuticals, healthcare products, and solutions. Our 46,000+ worldwide team members contribute to positive health outcomes through the power of our purpose: We are united in our responsibility to create healthier futures. Cencora is ranked #11 on the Fortune 500 and #24 on the Global Fortune 500 with more than $200 billion in annual revenue. Learn more at www.cencora.com.
Media Contact Viability Inc.:
Ricard Torres-MateLuna, Vice President of Marketing and Communications
Media Contact Cencora:
Michelle Engro, Senior Manager, Public Relations
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