Medline commits $1 million to organizations advancing social justice for Black Americans

Donations will support the United Negro College Fund, NAACP, National Urban League and Black Lives Matter

By Medline Newsroom Staff | June 22, 2020

Medline today announced it is committing more than $1 million to organizations advancing diversity, inclusion and equality across the nation. Recipients include the following four organizations, each of which are dedicated to promoting racial equality, social justice and access to education:

·        Black Lives Matter

·        The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund

·        National Urban League

·        United Negro College Fund

Each organization will receive $250,000. Medline also will match employee donations made to any of the four designated organizations, up to a total of $250,000, through the end of September.

“As an organization, we believe that our responsibility to our employees extends beyond the walls of Medline and into the communities where we live. For that reason, we must do our part to achieve social justice for all our employees, and especially for the Black men and women, who have been impacted by generations of systemic racism in our country,” said Medline President Andy Mills.

In the days and weeks to come, the company will announce both short- and long-term Inclusion and Diversity initiatives, intended to drive needed change both in and outside of Medline.

See other ways Medline is supporting the communities where we live and work.

About Medline

Medline is a healthcare company: manufacturer, distributor and solutions provider focused on improving the overall operating performance of healthcare. Medline works with both the country’s largest healthcare systems and independent facilities across the continuum of care to provide the clinical and supply chain resources required for long-term financial viability in delivering high quality care. With the size of one of the country’s largest companies and the agility of a family-owned business, Medline is able to invest in its customers for the long-term and rapidly respond with customized solutions. Headquartered in Northfield, Ill., Medline has 26,000+ employees worldwide and does business in more than 90 countries. Learn more about Medline at www.medline.com.

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