MILWAUKEE — The Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce is pleased to welcome MilliporeSigma as the organization’s newest gold member. MilliporeSigma has previously been a regular corporate member of the LGBT Chamber since early 2021.
“We are honored that MilliporeSigma has decided to increase its partnership with the Wisconsin LGBT Chamber to become our newest gold member,” said Jason Rae, President & CEO of the Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce. “As we celebrate Pride Month, we are thrilled about the impact that this increased investment will have in building and supporting the LGBTQ+ and allied community in our beautiful state.”
“We aspire to mirror the diversity of our customers and the communities in which we live and serve, and to empower our employees to bring their authentic selves to work where all are included,” said Jeffrey Lasselle, Site Director at MilliporeSigma. “Diversity and inclusion are a cornerstone of our culture. We believe that our differences should be celebrated and that an inclusive culture inspires creativity, innovation, and will encourage each of us to reach our full potential and do amazing work together. Our partnership with the Wisconsin LGBT Chamber will allow us to have a tremendous impact on building an inclusive business community in Wisconsin and across the nation.”
As a gold member, MilliporeSigma will receive a seat on the Chamber’s Leadership Council, as well as other benefits above the regular corporate level.
“MilliporeSigma has been a leader in inclusion in the workplace, from scoring a perfect 100 in the Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index to hanging the Pride Flag at company sites for Pride Month,” added Rae. “They are helping lead the way in building an inclusive business community.”
The Life Science business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, which operates as MilliporeSigma in the U.S. and Canada, has more than 26,000 employees and more than 55 total manufacturing and testing sites worldwide, with a portfolio of more than 300,000 products focused on scientific discovery, biomanufacturing and testing services. Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, a leading science and technology company, operates across healthcare, life science and electronics.
Around 60,000 employees work to make a positive difference to millions of people’s lives every day by creating more joyful and sustainable ways to live. From advancing gene-editing technologies and discovering unique ways to treat the most challenging diseases to enabling the intelligence of devices – the company is everywhere. In 2021, Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany generated sales of € 19.7 billion in 66 countries.
The company holds the global rights to the name and trademark “Merck” internationally. The only exceptions are the United States and Canada, where the business sectors of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany operate as EMD Serono in healthcare, MilliporeSigma in life science, and EMD Electronics. Since its founding 1668, scientific exploration and responsible entrepreneurship have been key to the company’s technological and scientific advances. To this day, the founding family remains the majority owner of the publicly listed company. For more information about Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, visit www.emdgroup.com.
About the Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce
The Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce is an organization of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and LGBT-allied businesses, corporations and professionals throughout the state of Wisconsin. It offers networking opportunities, business development efforts within the LGBT community, and educational programming to its members. The organization has more than 670 members from around the state. In 2015, the Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce received the National Chamber of the Year Award from the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC). More information can be found online at: www.wislgbtchamber.com.