Submitted by Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
The National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC), the business voice of the LGBT community, in collaboration with its partners in the National Business Inclusion Consortium (NBIC), has named Bristol-Myers Squibb to its annual Best-of-the-Best list of corporations in America committed to diversity and inclusion across all communities for a third consecutive year.
“The Best-of-the-Best designation honors corporations for their commitment to America’s diverse employees and business owners, which includes LGBT, 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.”
“It is such an honor to receive this award for the third time. It’s a testament to our continued commitment to the inclusive nature of our approach at work every day. Our strategic programs, coupled with passion and energy from each of our team members, make sure we are successful not just within the company, but also for our patients, and in our communities as well,” said Farryn Melton, chief procurement officer and member of Bristol-Myers Squibb's Global D&I Council. “From increasing spend with diverse suppliers in our global supplier diversity program, to promoting growth within our People Business Resource Groups (PBRG), Bristol-Myers Squibb continues to do great work within diversity and inclusion.”
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); U.S. Black Chambers, Inc. (USBC); U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC); U.S. Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce (USPAAC); U.S. Business Leadership Network (USBLN); Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC); and WEConnect International.
“At Bristol-Myers Squibb, we are creating a powerfully diverse workforce and a broadly inclusive culture that bring out the best in every person and advance our company mission to deliver innovative medicines to patients,” said David Gonzales, head of Global Diversity and Inclusion. “For us, it’s vitally important to promote the long-term growth of diverse, entrepreneurial businesses through supplier diversity and driving the economic development of those respective communities around us, ultimately connecting us to our patients where they live and work.”
About Bristol-Myers Squibb
Bristol-Myers Squibb is a global biopharmaceutical company whose mission is to discover, develop and deliver innovative medicines that help patients prevail over serious diseases. For more information about Bristol-Myers Squibb, visit us at BMS.com or follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube and Facebook.
The National LGBT Chamber of Commerce is the business voice of the LGBT community and is the largest global organization specifically dedicated to expanding economic opportunities and advancements for LGBT people. NGLCC is the exclusive certification body for LGBT-owned businesses. www.nglcc.org
Bristol-Myers Squibb is a global biopharmaceutical company whose mission is to discover, develop and deliver innovative medicines that help patients prevail over serious diseases. For more information, please visit www.bms.com or follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/bmsnews.
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