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Diversity, equity and inclusion

We recognize the importance of embedding a culture of inclusion and belonging at every level of our company. A DE&I mindset is central to our business growth and enables us to ensure patients and customers experience ultimate health outcomes.

We strive to provide equal opportunity for all

We’re committed to fostering an environment of belonging, engagement, equity and empowerment. Our policies and practices help create a workforce that reflects the diversity of the people we serve.

Our efforts in action

~ 21.5K

Members of employee business resource groups


Women in management roles

~ 30.4K

Jobs supported through small and diverse suppliers

Diversity and inclusion is at the heart of everything we do

We're working to build a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment within our organization and in communities around the world.

diverse employees meeting in office

Our strategy

Diversity and inclusion is a business imperative. Our strategy focuses on our people, our culture, our business and our world.

Diverse group on Merck campus

Our initiatives

We continue to build the D&I capabilities of our global workforce for enhanced collaboration, innovation and agility as well as long-term, sustainable business performance.

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Our partners

We’re building a pipeline of diverse talent by engaging with external organizations to drive change.

"When people feel valued and empowered, they're able to innovate and make amazing things happen.”

- Celeste Warren

Vice president, global diversity & inclusion