WHIPPANY, NJ, November 18, 2021– (BUSINESS WIRE) – The US Chamber of Commerce Foundation today awarded its annual Citizen of the Year Best Health և Health Award to Bayer US for its industry-leading efforts with Kits4Life, a program that transforms unused clinical trials. items to help people in need.

The Citizens Awards program of the US Chamber of Commerce recognizes the most innovative and influential corporate citizenship initiatives that raise the bar of social responsibility, accelerate the momentum for a more flexible, inclusive and sustainable future. The Citizens Awards is a long-term program that honors businesses for their positive impact in different communities around the world.

Since 2019, Bayer has partnered with Kits4Life to donate clinical trial items such as lab kits, diabetic socks, ice packs, packs, cold bags, pedometers, and more. These are items that are often wasted and thrown away, but thanks to the efforts of industry, more than 14,000 people around the world have benefited from receiving these resources.

Kits4Life is led by MedSurplus Alliance, a program within the Global Health Working Group. Bayer’s donation partner is Hospital Sisters Mission Outreach of Springfield, Ill.

“We are proud that Bayer was one of the first companies to engage with Kits4Life in conducting clinical trials,” said Mark Ryan, Bayer-Americas Regional Vice President կառավարման Managing Director. “Being involved in this program really contributes to our ‘Health for All, No Hunger’ vision.” We are excited to be recognized with this award by the US Chamber of Commerce Foundation. ”

For more than 20 years, the Citizens Awards of the US Chamber of Commerce have shown how businesses lead their resources, experience, and talent to meet the world’s greatest challenges. What is unique about the award process is that other companies, NGOs or non-profit organizations can nominate companies for their social impact projects. This makes the Citizens Awards one of the most prestigious corporate citizenship awards. Bayer’s partner, MedSurplus Alliance, has nominated Bayer, which means the strength and viability of this unique partnership to achieve this humanitarian goal.

From creating the world’s largest STEM program for girls to achieving sustainable sustainability goals, donating life-changing items to vulnerable people around the world, this year’s Citizens Award winners show how businesses serve as a powerful force in the face of crisis. day.

“Bayer’s groundbreaking partnership with Kits4Life increases access to essential medical supplies and helps close the worldwide health gap,” said Mark Decurs, senior vice president at the US Chamber of Commerce. “Their program demonstrates the strength of strategic, innovative collaboration to have a significant, lasting impact.”

Ryan said that his vision is to expand the existing model in the Kits4Life program in the US to companies outside the US. The ultimate vision is for this to become the industry standard in the practice of all pharmaceutical companies when it comes to clinical trials. This award will certainly help to achieve this goal.

“Our immediate next step is to redistribute unused laboratory kits և clinical supplies for humanitarian aid in all our global studies conducted around the world,” he said. “I can also see the potential of this program, which goes beyond unused clinical trial items.”

The award was announced at the US Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s 2021 Corporate Citizenship Conference, which explores how the private sector brings innovative solutions to society’s most pressing challenges. The conference focused on topics such as how the business community responds to the “new” and ongoing challenges of the COVID-19 epidemic, how far we have come in achieving racial equality, and how businesses can reconsider their goal. to make a big impact.

To learn more about Bayer’s involvement, visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?app=desktop&v=TEIrFQVHum8

To learn more about Kits4Life և MedSurplus Alliance, visit https://www.medsurplusalliance.org/clinical-research-programs

To learn more about the World Health Working Group, visit https://taskforce.org

To learn more about Bayer’s donation partner, Hospital Sisters Mission Outreach, visit https://mission-outreach.org

About verbs:

Bayer is a global company with core competencies in healthcare and nutrition biology. Its products և services are designed to help people: thrive on the planet by supporting the key challenges posed by the growing population of the world. Bayer is committed to promoting sustainable development and having a positive impact on its business. At the same time, the Group aims to increase its earning capacity և create value through innovation և growth. The Bayer brand is trusted, reliable և quality all over the world. In fiscal 2020, the Group had sales of approximately 100,000 people և 41.4 billion. The cost of research և development և to specific products amounted to 4.9 billion euros. For more information, visit www.bayer.us.

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