DIVERSITY

HOW DO WE OPERATE?

We foster inclusion, create a sense of belonging and unleash diversity in all its dimensions. That's how we win with patients.

At Merck, we understand that diversity and inclusion are fundamental to our success and core to future innovation.

We engage talented, intellectually curious diverse people who feel confident challenging one another's thinking, can experiment and take risks, and can approach problems collectively from multiple points of view to drive business results.

HOW DO WE INNOVATE?

We innovate through the diversity of our teams and the power of inclusion

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HOW DO WE CREATE ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT THROUGH D&I?

Supplier diversity heightens innovation and drives economic growth in the communities where we live and work.

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HOW DO WE TRANSFORM THE BUSINESS LANDSCAPE?

BIOTECHNOLOGY INNOVATION ORGANIZATION (BIO) WORKPLACE DEVELOPMENT

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THE INTERNATIONAL LABOUR ORGANIZATION (ILO) GLOBAL BUSINESS AND DISABILITY NETWORK (GBDN)

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CEO ACTION FOR DIVERSITY & INCLUSION TM

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Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) workplace Development

Merck has committed itself to fostering workplace development, diversity, and inclusion (WDDI) at Merck and across the biotechnology industry. We are dedicated to being at the forefront of efforts to develop a diverse and talented global workforce. We also support the WDDI principles adopted by the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO), which you can learn more about at https://www.bio.org/diversity.

The International Labour Organization (ILO) Global Business and Disability Network (GBDN)

The International Labour Organization (ILO) Global Business and Disability Network (GBDN) is a unique employers-led worldwide network of multinational companies, national employers’ organizations, business networks and advocacy groups working in collaboration to promote the inclusion of persons with disabilities in the workplace. The GBDN introduced its Charter which commits its company signatories to support 10 disability inclusion principles. The Charter is the core document of the GBDN and serves as a guiding framework for companies to achieve both business success and equal opportunities for persons with disabilities in the workplace. Companies that are disability-inclusive provide a better workplace for all their employees. Such companies maximize the full potential of the workforce for the benefit of both the company and its employees and are better positioned to respond to diverse market needs. To learn more visit the Network at ILO TV.

CEO Action for Diveristy & Inclusion

CEO ACTION FOR DIVERSITY & INCLUSION is the largest CEO-driven business commitment to advance diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Merck & Co., Inc. is a proud sponsor of this organization.

In June 2017, Ken Frazier, along with more than 175 CEOs, participated in a CEO closed-door summit where leaders signed a pledge outlining a specific set of actions to cultivate a trusting environment where all ideas are welcomed, employees feel comfortable, and all are empowered to advance work in D&I.

Learn more about CEO Action Pledge here.

WHAT MAKES US LEADERS IN THIS SPACE?

Unparalleled commitment from the top sets us apart from other biopharmaceutical companies.

For more than 70 years now, we have been deeply committed to fostering an inclusive environment that embraces different perspectives and values the contributions of each individual. Having a globally and locally diverse workforce makes us a more innovative and agile company-and one better attuned to the needs of our customers, health care providers and patients who ultimately use our products.

Ken Frazier, Chairman and CEO

Diversity and inclusion have the ability to drive business results, transform our culture, and enhance our ability to save and improve lives of patients around the world. That's the exciting part of our work in Global Diversity & Inclusion and one where we are making important investments to secure our leadership in the global biopharma industry.

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

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