Merck known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, has announced the funding support of its 20th community-based project in the Safer Childbirth Cities initiative aimed at fostering solutions that will help U.S. cities become safer, more equitable places to give birth. The expansion of the program, launched by Merck for Mothers, Merck’s global initiative to help create a world where no woman has to die giving life, comes at an important moment during Black Maternal Health Week occurring April 11 – 17, 2021.
Drexel University announced a collaboration with Merck & Co., Inc., on a new initiative that will help diverse business owners enhance their leadership and business acumen and strengthen and grow their companies. The inaugural cohort of the newly launched “Merck Drexel Advanced Leadership Program for Diverse Suppliers (Merck Drexel ALP)” began coursework for the four-month certificate program last week.
Merck recently announced a fifth round of grants in its Merck for Mothers Global Grants program dedicated to reducing maternal mortality in locations where there is the greatest need. Merck for Mothers, the company’s global initiative launched in 2011 to help create a world where no woman has to die while giving life, supports the corporate grant program which enables Merck offices around the world to aid nongovernmental organizations that are improving maternal health.
Company ranked the No. 2 most admired company in the pharmaceutical industry
Merck was named one of the 'World’s Most Admired Companies' by Fortune magazine. The publication released its annual list, ranking Merck among its ‘All-Star’ companies — moving up 12 spots on the list from 2020. The company was also ranked the No. 2 most admired company in the pharmaceutical industry.
Merck has received a top score of 100 on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2021 Corporate Equality Index, the nation’s foremost benchmarking survey and report measuring corporate policies and practices related to LGBTQ workplace equality.
New alliance supports growing push for corporate diversity
Merck has joined the groundbreaking Gender and Diversity KPI Alliance (GDKA) to support the adoption and use of a set of Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to measure gender and diversity in their companies and organizations.
Co-Funders Join Merck for Mothers to Support Newly Formed City-Based Coalitions
KENILWORTH, N.J., September 18, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Merck (NYSE: MRK), known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, announced today its funding support of projects in nine cities across the country to help end preventable maternal deaths. Each project will be tailored to the needs of pregnant women in their respective city, focusing on reducing barriers to prenatal and postpartum care and addressing both the health and social factors that affect a healthy pregnancy and childbirth.