Merck Receives National Business Group on Health’s Top Honor for Best Employer: Excellence in Health and Wellbeing

Oct 15, 2019 11:00 AM ET

We are honored to receive the National Business Group on Health's (NBGH) Platinum award for 2019 Best Employer: Excellence in Health and Wellbeing. NBGH's Best Employers list includes 50 companies that have the best workforce and employee wellbeing organizational initiatives in the nation; Merck is one of 19 Platinum-rated companies.

At Merck, we care deeply about the health and wellbeing of not only our patients, but also our employees.

"We are excited to receive this top honor," said Cathryn Gunther, associate vice president, global population health. "At Merck, we recognize the importance of fostering a healthy work environment, and the Platinum award reflects our continued commitment to employee wellbeing."

We have continued to make advances since 2015, progressing from Silver to Gold awards, and this year marks our first time receiving NBGH's top honor. Platinum awards honor companies who have recognized a connection between workforce wellbeing and key business outcomes and implemented a strategy with demonstrated results across several dimensions of wellbeing.

Employees are the core of our company, and we prioritize investing in their wellbeing as a demonstration of our commitment to our most valuable resource. We believe that by promoting a healthy, balanced and valued work environment, employees are able to fully contribute to the business objectives of their teams, achieve their professional development goals and feel motivated by and engaged in our company culture.

Investing in employee wellbeing is one way we demonstrate our commitment to employees. Visit our Corporate Responsibility Report to learn more.