Merck & Co. Named as a 2022 Best Place to Work for LGBTQ+ Equality

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We are honored to be recognized by The Human Rights Campaign Foundation as a 2022 “Best Place to Work for LGBTQ+ Equality. Learn more about this meaningful designation.

Learn more about the company’s commitment to diversity and inclusion in their Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Progress Report.

Merck & Co. Listed as One of the Top 50 Employers by CAREERS & The DisABLED Magazine

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We believe in employee potential across all dimensions of ability and are humbled to be listed as one of the Top 50 Employers by CAREERS & the disABLED Magazine. View the full list here.

Learn more about the company’s commitment to diversity and inclusion in their Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Progress Report

Merck & Co. Is Honored to Be Named to Forbes America's Best Employers List for the Eighth Year in a Row.

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We are honored to have been named to Forbes America's Best Employers list for the eighth year in a row! We were ranked in the top 50 of Overall Best Large Companies this year, and we were ranked second in the Drugs & Biotechnology Industry rankings. See the full list here.

Why This New Dad Says Every Company Should Offer Parental Leave

Our colleague says taking time off to bond with his daughter was the ‘right thing to do’ for his family

Steve Pribis was ecstatic when he learned our company’s paid parental leave extended to 12 weeks­­ in January 2021. His wife was six months pregnant at the time, and he was getting ready to take on a multitude of new responsibilities that comes with fatherhood.

“I can't imagine not having time off with your very first child, when you’re learning how to live with and care for a new human.” - Steve Pribis

Paying Tribute to Our Black Leaders in Science

During Black History Month and beyond, we honor the Black inventors that shaped our company

Throughout our company’s history, diversity and inclusion has fueled our mission to help save and improve lives. We recognize that embracing diverse points of views, perspectives and cultures provides us with the knowledge to approach a business problem or challenge in the most effective way, and is the key to success.

Take a look back as we honor four Black leaders and inventors who helped shape our company’s history:

This Leader Works To Ensure Diversity and Inclusion Is Visible in Everything We Do

Deepak Khanna, president, Europe and Canada, demonstrates how “diversity is a fact, but inclusion is an act”

Inclusion in the workplace is said to be key to employee retention. And research shows that hiring a diverse and inclusive workforce contributes to higher revenue growth, greater readiness to innovate and the increased ability to recruit a diverse talent pool.

“For our company, diversity and inclusion is something that everyone is really passionate about and something I like to see in everything we do."

Deepak Khanna
President, Europe and Canada

Giving Back: How Our Pro Bono Program Drives Positive Change

Jennifer Zachary, Merck’s General Counsel, on how we can provide more legal services to those in need
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One of the first pro bono cases Jennifer Zachary worked on involved a domestic abuse victim who “had very little to give” but still wanted Zachary to have a bracelet of hers that she had complimented her on.

“She insisted when we won her case that I have the bracelet,” said Zachary, executive vice president and general counsel. “It’s my reminder. I look at it from time to time and I think, this is why we do the work we do. It’s really important to me that in my practice I’m bringing justice to people.”

Merck and Ridgeback Announce Supply Agreement With UNICEF for Molnupiravir, an Investigational Oral Antiviral COVID-19 Medicine

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KENILWORTH, N.J. and MIAMI, January 18, 2022 /3BLMedia/ - Merck (NYSE: MRK), known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, and Ridgeback Biotherapeutics today announced the signing of a long-term supply agreement with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) to facilitate broad global access for molnupiravir, an investigational oral antiviral COVID-19 medicine.

Our Disability Inclusiveness Earns Top Employer Award

Learn how we maximize potential by making employees across all dimensions of ability feel valued and empowered

More than a billion people live with some form of disability. Many have remarkable skills, great ideas and insights, and a passion for the same things we care deeply about: saving and improving lives.

“People living with disabilities represent a huge source of talent,” says Celeste Warren, our company’s vice president of global diversity and inclusion. “We’ve taken considerable action to create a place where employees across all dimensions of ability feel valued and empowered to make amazing things happen.”

Merck Scientists Launch Research Award to Support Rising Chemists of Color

Program provides career development and networking opportunities, fosters equity and inclusion

We recognize that diversity is a catalyst for world-class science and innovation. We also work to support the next generation of scientists through a series of programs geared towards underrepresented students and post-docs in the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) fields.

The new Merck Research Award for Underrepresented Chemists of Color adds to our company’s efforts to promote diversity, inclusion and equity in all that we do.


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