Women Business Enterprises Canada Council (WBE Canada) is thrilled to announce that Merck has become its newest corporate member, adding to the number of global corporations that support Canadian women-owned businesses through their supplier diversity programs and WBE Canada membership.
Merck is a leading global biopharmaceutical company that has been inventing for life for more than a century, bringing forward medicines and vaccines for many of the world’s most challenging diseases. Through prescription medicines, vaccines, biologic therapies and animal health products, Merck works with customers to deliver innovative health solutions. They also demonstrate their commitment to increasing access to health care through far-reaching policies, programs and partnerships.
“Merck is committed to ensuring economic inclusion and supplier diversity is integrated into our strategic sourcing and procurement processes to generate efficiency, innovation and increased opportunities for first- and second-tier diverse suppliers,” said Raul Suarez-Rodriguez, Director, Global Economic Inclusion & Supplier Diversity, Merck. “We’re committed to accomplishing this mission by establishing and supporting partnerships with diverse advocacy groups like WBE Canada.”
“We’re excited to have Merck join our rapidly growing corporate membership.” said Silvia Pencak, President, WBE Canada. “Merck is fully engaged in its Corporate Social Responsibility journey with goals of including more supplier diversity in their supply chain. We couldn’t be more proud to have Merck on board, and we look forward to working together to grow Canada’s economy by expanding procurement opportunities to include women entrepreneurs.”
For more than 130 years, Merck, known as MSD outside of the United States and Canada, has been inventing for life, bringing forward medicines and vaccines for many of the world’s most challenging diseases in pursuit of their mission to save and improve lives. Merck demonstrates their commitment to patients and population health by increasing access to health care through far-reaching policies, programs and partnerships. Today, Merck continues to be at the forefront of research to prevent and treat diseases that threaten people and animals – including cancer, infectious diseases such as HIV and Ebola, and emerging animal diseases – as they aspire to be the premier research-intensive biopharmaceutical company in the world. For more information about Merck’s operations in Canada, visit www.merck.ca You can also connect with them on YouTube and Twitter.
About WBE Canada
Women Business Enterprises Canada Council (WBE Canada) is a Canadian non-profit organization working closely with corporations and government organizations advocating for inclusion of Canadian Women Business Enterprises (WBEs) in supply chains across Canada and abroad. To ensure diversity in supply chains WBE Canada works closely with its Corporate and Government members to provide necessary training and support to help establish and develop supplier diversity initiatives. Explore our Corporate/Government membership here.
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