Cardinal Health, Inc.

Cardinal Health, Inc. is a Humankind 100 company whose ranking is based on its Humankind Value, a proprietary metric that provides an estimate of the overall dollar amount a company creates for investors, consumers, employees, and society at large.

Cardinal Health, Inc. is an American healthcare services company. It 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.

Ticker: CAH

Humankind Value: $54.8 B

Revenue: $153.6 B

Market Cap: $16.1 B

(All values are in US Dollars, where M=Million, B=Billion, T=Trillion.)

Cardinal Health, Inc. generates positive Humankind Value on balance. Notable sources of positive value are Economic Value ($16.5 B), Healthcare R&D ($15.8 B), and Medical Devices ($10.8 B). Medical device research and development is responsible for substantive gains in length and quality of life, perhaps most profoundly in fighting cardiovascular disease and immobility via implantable technologies, and in expanding the scope of illnesses that can be detected in a more timely or less invasive fashion. The company’s value associated with Healthcare R&D and Medical Devices includes the impact of an estimated 551,752.6 additional years lived by people worldwide. It also creates economic value by offering to consumers goods and services that they value, paying employees for their labor in producing these goods and services, and providing value for shareholders. This firm can increase its Humankind Value by addressing Opioid Abuse (-$1.9 B) and Workplace Injuries (-$556.6 M). Economic Value, Medical Devices, Opioid Abuse, and Workplace Injuries are attached to this company as a result of its direct business activities. Healthcare R&D is mostly or entirely a result of supply-chain relationships. While this company has a positive Humankind Value when studied in isolation, consideration of supply chain interactions pushes its Humankind Value higher.

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