Medline Industries recently announced that will donate $1 million to four organizations working to advance diversity, inclusion and equality for Black Americans.
The organizations are the Black Lives Matter, the NAACP, the National Urban League and the United Negro College Fund.
The Northfield, Ill.-based company said it chose the recipients based on their missions to promote racial equality, social justice and access to education. 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,” said Medline President Andy Mills in a news release. “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.”
The company added that, in the days and weeks to come, it will announce both short- and long-term inclusion and diversity initiatives intended to drive change both in and outside of Medline. More information is available here.