Programs and Partnerships

How Do We Leverage Policies and Partnerships to
Drive Diversity & Inclusion

We design policies, partner with organizations in both professional and academic settings, reach deep to connect with the next generation of STEM talent, offer enriching programs to support work life integration and provide a broad range of services to support workplace accommodation for employees with disabilities.


We actively promote equal opportunities for our employees. With the guidance of our D&I principles, Merck seeks to:

  • create a work environment that attracts the best people and provides them with the opportunity to develop and advance;
  • leverage our employees to use available human resources to meet our need for long-term growth and operating efficiency;
  • ensure that we continue to comply with all applicable federal, state and local laws.

We have relationships and partnerships with organizations to further drive our Diversity & Inclusion strategy. We leverage our partnerships to:

  • Support talent development
  • Develop and support initiatives in diverse communities where we live and work.
  • Further Merck’s mission to discover, develop and provide innovative products and services that save and improve lives around the world.

For more information on our partnerships visit the Corporate Responsibility Report.

Work life Integration

Beyond the day-to-day operations of the job itself, we help new employees acclimate to their new surroundings through a broad range of work life integration programs and physical wellbeing.

Work life Integration: We are committed to leveraging the full potential of employees who live rich and multi-faceted lives to drive business performance and innovation. We also recognize, value, and support work-life integration goals, leadership development and career advancement aspirations, and family life needs.

Employee Wellbeing: In addition to company onboarding, we are committed to ensuring the physical wellbeing of our employees. Through LIVE IT, employees and their families have access to an integrated and holistic wellbeing platform. LIVE IT incorporates physical, emotional and financial health along with safety through a full suite of resources that are available to employees and their family members. Learn more about our programs to support employee wellbeing here.