By Jenny Tolep, External Relations & Communications
Fresh off the press — Fortune magazine just released the 2015 Fortune 500 list of top corporate companies and seven of PSI’s corporate partners made the list.
Like all of PSI’s corporate partners, these companies are addressing global development challenges in ways that harness their core business skills and interests. Together with PSI, corporate partners are making positive change in the markets they serve.
- ExxonMobil ranks highest at number two on the list. ExxonMobil, a long-term PSI partner, contributes to the fight against malaria by supporting PSI’s community malaria program in Cameroon. This program helps to ensure basic health needs are met and insecticide-treated nets are accessible.
- Procter & Gamble is next, ranking at number 32. PSI has worked with Procter & Gamble for more than ten years, with a common goal to provide clean and safe drinking water to people in need in over 10 countries. In response to the recent earthquake disaster in Nepal, Procter & Gamble donated 240,000 P&G Purifier of Water packets for PSI to distribute.
- Pfizer follows at number 56. Since 2003, Pfizer and PSI have partnered on Pfizer’s Global Health Fellows program in which its colleagues volunteer their expertise to various PSI country offices serving short-term assignments centered on improving PSI’s sales, marketing and supply chain operations.
Johnson & Johnson, Dow, Eli Lilly and Company and Merck and were also ranked on Fortune 500’s list. Their contributions include developing urban sanitation solutions, preventing and detecting diabetes and high blood pressure, improving the accessibility and affordability of maternal care and much more.
PSI currently works with 14 corporations in nearly 30 countries to save lives, grow stronger economies and build a better world. Other corporate partners include: Accenture Development Partnerships, Alere, AstraZeneca, Bayer, Novo Nordisk, Unilever and Zurich Insurance Group.
Strategic corporate partnerships provide proven measurable impact. With the help of corporate partners in 2014, PSI provided nine countries with capacity building support, reached 176,899 caregivers with lifesaving handwashing support and treated 364,204,180 liters of clean water, in addition to many other contributions.
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