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Cardinal Health recognized for advancing diversity, equity and inclusion

DUBLIN, Ohio, Nov. 1, 2022 – Cardinal Health has been named to Seramount’s sixth annual Inclusion Index, a competitive listing that measures organizations’ success in effective diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) efforts in the workplace.

Cardinal Health is one of just 54 organizations that earned a qualifying score for placement in the 2022 Index, which measures data across three key areas: best practices in the recruitment, retention, and advancement of people from underrepresented groups; inclusive corporate culture, including leadership accountability; and demographic diversity for women and racial and ethnic minorities. Organizations had to receive a score of 60% or higher to be included in the Index.

Devray Kirkland, Cardinal Health’s chief DE&I officer, said, “Our strong focus on DE&I enables us to attract and retain the best talent, and we’ve put an emphasis on increasing representation of diverse employees at the manager level and above. When we are diverse, equitable and inclusive, we are more innovative and creative, we make better decisions and we solve problems faster.”

Multiple internal organizations are helping to drive Cardinal Health’s DE&I efforts. These include the Black and African American Racial Equity Cabinet, the DE&I Steering Council, GenerationNext (a cohort of manager- and director-level employees who support the Black and African American Racial Equity Cabinet and the DE&I Steering Council), Employee Resource Groups (ERGs), Multi-Cultural Communities (created to engage employees outside the U.S. in our DE&I work), volunteer DE&I Ambassadors and others. “Together, our leaders and these employee organizations are creating a great place to work for all talent,” Kirkland said.

About Cardinal Health
Cardinal Health is a distributor of pharmaceuticals, a global manufacturer and distributor of medical and laboratory products, and a provider of performance and data solutions for healthcare facilities. With more than 50 years in business, operations in more than 30 countries and approximately 46,500 employees globally, Cardinal Health is essential to care. Information about Cardinal Health is available at

About Seramount

Seramount, part of EAB, is a strategic professional services and research firm dedicated to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in the workplace. For over four decades we have partnered with 450 of the most iconic companies in the world. This has allowed us to build a deep, data-driven understanding of the employee experience, which lays the groundwork for everything we do. Seramount provides best practice research, leadership skill-building, expert advisory and custom research, and implementation tools to DEI leaders within the organizations it serves. We meet each partner’s needs no matter where they are on their journey and guide them along an ever-changing talent landscape. Learn more at

Media contacts
Cardinal Health: Tori Simmons, or 614-652-9821

Seramount: Stefanie McNamara,  

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