Merck Named 2020 “Best-of-the-Best Corporations for Inclusion” by National Business Inclusion Consortium

Nov 17, 2020 2:15 PM ET

Merck has been recognized for its commitment to diversity and inclusion across all communities. The National Business Inclusion Consortium (NBIC) has named the fifth annual cohort of Best-of-the-Best list of corporations in America committed to diversity and inclusion across all communities.

“The Best-of-the-Best designation honors corporations for their commitment to America’s diverse employees and business owners, which includes LGBT people, people of color, women, and people with disabilities,” said NGLCC Co-Founder and President Justin Nelson. “This designation is highly competitive and is bestowed only to corporations that we see constantly striving to strengthen and celebrate diversity. These corporations being honored are true leaders in ongoing global commitments to create a better future for all diverse communities in business.”

“We are honored to be recognized by NBIC on their Best-of-the-Best list of corporations”, says Susanna Webber, SVP & Chief Procurement Officer.  “At Merck diversity and inclusion are imbedded in everything we do, including how we partner with small and diverse suppliers.   We are proud that these partnerships are having a positive impact in the communities that we live and work in, and beyond.”

NGLCC formed the National Business Inclusion Consortium in 2011, and its members represent a total of over $9 trillion in annual economic strength along with significant contributions to the marketplace and workplace.  Only companies achieving industry-leading results across all diverse segments are eligible to receive the prestigious Best-of-the-Best designation from the NBIC, whose members include the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC); Disability:IN;  National Minority Supplier Development Council; National Veteran-Owned Business Association; United States Black Chambers, Inc.; United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce; United States Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce; WEConnect International; Women Impacting Public Policy; and Women’s Business Enterprise National Council.

“Demonstrating commitment to diversity is not only the right thing to do, but it’s also the smartest thing to do for businesses large and small,” says NGLCC Co-Founder and CEO Chance Mitchell. “The select group of Fortune 500 companies honored with a Best-of-the-Best designation are innovators and trailblazers for inclusion and are constantly raising the bar forward for themselves, their peers, and their competitors. While we pause to honor some extraordinary leaders at the Best-of-the-Best gala, the great work of ensuring opportunity for all us is a year-round commitment.  We look forward to working with all of these great companies for decades to come in shaping a more inclusive economy for all.”

Learn more about the company’s commitment to diversity and inclusion in their Corporate Responsibility Report.