Inventing for Life

At Merck, we are inspired by a shared vision and
mission to save and improve lives.

VISION

To make a difference in the lives of people globally through our innovative medicines, vaccines, and animal health products. We are committed to being the premier, research-intensive biopharmaceutical company and are dedicated to providing leading innovations and solutions for today and the future.

MISSION

To discover, develop and provide innovative products and services that save and improve lives around the world.

We Are Unified by Our Values

Our values are our core. They guide everything we do, and they serve as the foundation of trust.

Our values & standards represent the very core of our character as a company and guide decisions and actions. These simple but enduring values have earned us the trust and respect of our colleagues, customers and communities.

ETHICS AND TRANSPARENCY

Ethics and transparency at Merck are cornerstones
of our corporate reputation.

CODE OF CONDUCT

Our values & standards are set forth in
Merck's Code of Conduct.

WHO WE ARE

We are a global healthcare company with a 125-year history of working to make a difference.

Our company is known as Merck in the United States and Canada.

Everywhere else, we are known as MSD.

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HEADQUARTERS

Kenilworth, N.J., U.S.A. and operates in more than 140 countries

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MERCK & CO., INC.

is our legal name and is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "MRK."

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EMPLOYEES

approximately 69,000 worldwide (as of 12/31/17)

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2017 R&D EXPENSE
$7.3 billion (excludes restructuring and merger related expenses)

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BUSINESSES
Pharmaceuticals, vaccines, and animal health

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2017 REVENUE
$40.1 billion

Our Board of Directors & Executive Committee

OUR LEADERSHIP

Learn more about what we're doing to help improve health around the world.

OUR PEOPLE

CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY

Corporate responsibility is at the heart of our company's mission to discover, develop and provide innovative products and services that save and improve lives. Learn more about how we operate, read our views and positions statements and learn about our progress.

CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY

ACCESS TO HEALTH 

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ETHICS AND TRANSPARENCY

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employees trained on our Code of Conduct

ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY

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EMPLOYEES
 

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executive roles held by women

ACCESS AND PATIENT ASSISTANCE

At Merck, we believe that no one should go without the medicines or vaccines they need.

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OUR HISTORY

Our rich history of discovery and innovation began more than 125 years ago and continues today. Through the years, our researchers have helped to find new ways to treat and prevent illness in people and animals around the world. We've done great things in the past. Today, we're doing great things for the future.

EXPLORE OUR HISTORY

OUR PAST, OUR FUTURE

In 2016, Merck celebrated its 125th anniversary as a global health care leader. Learn more about our accomplishments as well as what we're excited about for the years to come.

OUR RESEARCH

We are determined to transform breakthrough science into novel therapeutic and vaccine options.

Curiosity, inventiveness and a passion for excellence are what drive our people to discover what's possible.

RESEARCH AT MERCK

OUR WORK

Our business focuses on innovation and scientific excellence to deliver vaccines, medicines, and animal health products that can help millions around the world.

CORE AREAS OF FOCUS

  • Diabetes
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Oncology
  • Vaccines
  • Animal Health:
  • Livestock
  • Companion Animal
  • Aquaculture

MERCK ANIMAL HEALTH