At CVS Caremark, we are committed to providing our colleagues with a respectful and supportive work environment, one where collaboration and innovation are valued, and colleagues are recognized and rewarded for their contributions. This commitment has enabled us to attract and retain talented individuals who, in turn, have contributed to the growth and success of CVS Caremark. We have created a number of recognition programs to both reward and inspire our colleagues. Ranging from the Chairman's Award for exceptional service in our corporate and field facilities to in-store "instant recognitions" for a job well done, employee recognition is at the center of our efforts to engage the hearts and minds of our people.
Each year, at our annual company gathering, we recognize our company's best and brightest with the CVS Caremark Paragon Award. This award, the highest honor a colleague can achieve within our company, is reserved for those who make remarkable contributions on their job or in their community. Our outstanding “Paragons” understand what CVS Caremark stands for as a company and how their efforts each day help people on their path to better health . They lead by example, forging strong bonds with their customers, their colleagues and the communities they serve. They strive for excellence and inspire others to do the same.
While our Paragon Awards recognize the efforts of our store and operations colleagues, the annual Chairman's Awards are reserved for members of our corporate and field leadership teams who have gone above and beyond to deliver outstanding results for CVS Caremark.