DIVERSITY AT MERCK

Meeting the needs of our global customers begins with our diverse talent at Merck.

As a globally diverse company we bring together talented and committed people with diverse perspectives – people who can challenge one another’s thinking, and can approach problems collectively, from multiple points of view.

Diversity is an integral part of our business practices and we value and foster diversity in our workforce. At Merck we hire and develop the best people, who together understand the varied demands of a global market

CELEBRATING DIVERSITY

Our commitment to diversity doesn’t stop at hiring. We believe that encouraging diversity among our employees enhances communication, teamwork, and personal and professional development. We have a number of programs that promote and celebrate diversity and provide networking opportunities for employees.

We are working to encourage diversity and inclusion in everything we do to benefit our customers and our company.

Click here to learn more about our Employee Business Resource Groups and the impact they have on diversity.

 

DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION: GOOD FOR BUSINESS

Diversity’ and ‘inclusion’ are not just abstract concepts—they are core values and strategic business imperatives that deliver business results.

— Celeste R. Warren, VP Human Resources and Global Diversity and Inclusion Center of Excellence

HUMANS FOR HEALTH: JAY SCHILLER TALKS DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION AT MERCK

Everybody comes to work from a different life experience. Being able to use that unique perspective to further the business, to further your team, is fantastic and that's what diversity inclusion is all about.

— Jay Schiller, director of Pharmacokinetics, Pharmacodynamics and Drug Metabolism

Our Stories are in Our Songs

As part of Native American Heritage Month, the Merck Native American & Global Indigenous People Employee Business Resource Group, hosted the Next Generation Dance Troupe at our offices in Upper Gwynedd and West Point for Merck employees and their families. In addition to dancing, the group provided an educational lesson on Native American song and dance and shared their views on what it means to be Native American in today’s world. The Employee Business Resource Group’s lead, Pam Abaza, found the event a great way to share their unique heritage. “We get asked a lot, what does your singing mean? Some think it’s just chanting or melodies. However, in our songs we have our language incorporated, so they tell a story as well,” she notes.