CVS Health, U.S. Cold Storage, Pinnacle Foods, HanesBrands and Pfizer join the CSCR™ Sponsor Community

The Center for Supply Chain Research™ welcomes CVS Health, U.S. Cold Storage, Pinnacle Foods, HanesBrands and Pfizer to its corporate sponsor community.

CSCR™ is pleased to announce the following organizations have joined the Center's corporate sponsor roster.

CVS Health is an American innovative pharmaceutical company helping people on their path to better health. They care for millions of people with their Pharmacy, Caremark, MinuteClinic, and Specialty divisions; uniquely promoting better health outcomes with more than 9,600 retail pharmacies and over 1,100 walk-in medical clinics. CVS Health is committed to supporting the White House Joining Forces initiative by the and has hired over 1,000 veterans, current guard and reserve members, and military spouses for positions in logistics and distribution centers. They recently united with Operation Homefront providing baby showers to service members and encourage diversity with their Diverse Retail Pharmacy Program allowing small business owners to expand and provide partnering opportunities with CVS Health. They are also leading a response to educate, advocate and communicate many legislative and health care professionals on improving access to care, tobacco prevention and cessation efforts, and prescription drug abuse.

US Cold Storage (USCS) has been in business for over a century with 37 facilities across 13 states. According to their company history, “the USCS network provides services to the countries largest food producers and exhibit trustworthiness and credibility to maintain an unchallenged reputation.” Their company emerged by harvesting ice from frozen lakes and rivers and has evolved into an operation with over 2,000 employees. Driven to innovate, they continually strive towards being eco-friendly with their clean energy sources leading their efficiency refrigeration technologies. Overall, they have partnered with the Environmental Waste Solutions, established a baseline for water reduction and “participates in the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) where they report on corporate climate change” to reduce the organization's carbon footprint.

Pinnacle Foods LLC, a packaged foods company with products found in 85% of American households, is the producer, marketer and distributor of branded food products that have been American favorites for decades. Their employees are located in more than 20 offices and plants across North America. The volunteer platform, Pinnacle ACTs (Action Changes Things), teams of employees have served over sixty organizations helping local communities. They live their values of trust, candor and ownership, creating great relationships that help to deliver results and drive meaningful change for their brands and business. Pinnacle has implemented sustainable practices in their manufacturing operations, significantly reduced greenhouse gas emissions (7.7%), water usage (15.1%) and solid waste (28.8%)

HanesBrands operates with approximately 65,300 employees in more than 35 countries and is ranked No. 490 on the Fortune 500 list of America's largest companies by sales. The socially responsible leading manufacturer and marketer of the world’s basic apparel have been honored for ethical business practices. As reported on the Hanes Company LinkedIn profile, they are, “the only apparel producer to ever be honored by the Great Place to Work Institute for its workplace practices in Central America and the Caribbean. For six consecutive years, Hanes has won the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Energy Star sustained excellence/partner of the year award. The company ranks No. 246 on Newsweek magazine's green list of 500 largest U.S. companies.” As a green company, Hanes has reduced their carbon emissions by 25 percent by using clean energy and striving for efficiency. They now use 21 percent less energy than they did ten years ago with 34 percent of the energy from renewable sources. Priding themselves on a diverse network of global employees, their teams consistently aspire "to keep their company thriving."

Pfizer, an American global research-based biopharmaceutical corporation, collaborates with healthcare providers, governments and local communities to support and expand access to reliable, affordable healthcare around the world. The global pharmaceutical headquarters is in New York City, while the research headquarters resides in Groton, Connecticut where they have a development group and conduct PharmaTherapeutics research. Pfizer is organized into nine operating divisions: Primary Care, Specialty Care, Oncology, Emerging Markets, Established Products, Consumer Healthcare, Nutrition, Animal Health, and Capsugel. Pfizer is a part of the TransCelerate BioPharma Inc., a non-profit organization to innovate clinical research and development of patient safety and providing them with higher quality medicines and has been credited with over 80 innovative therapies. They have also helped millions of uninsured patients receive access to necessary medications through state and federal government programs with Pfizer RxPathways. Responsible for many household names such as Advil, Chapstick and ThermaCare, Pfizer has over 90,000 employees producing medicines for disorders involving cardiovascular health, metabolism, oncology, immunology, and neurology.