Merck Recognized on PEOPLE’s 50 Companies That Care List

Jul 25, 2019 11:05 AM ET

Merck was recognized on PEOPLE’s third annual 50 Companies That Care list for investing $500 million to reduce preventable maternal mortality across the globe with education, tools and technologies for health care providers and moms through its Merck for Mothers program.

In partnership with Great Place to Work, PEOPLE shines a light on the companies proving that there’s more than one way to measure success. The annual list spotlights 50 U.S. companies that have succeeded in business while also demonstrating respect, compassion, and concern for their communities, their employees, and the environment.

“The work we do makes a difference,” says a company employee. “Every day I come in I know that I am contributing to life-saving medications and vaccinations to prevent deadly diseases. At the center of everything patients come first.”

To identify the companies on the list, PEOPLE teamed up with Great Place to Work® to produce the ranking using the firm’s extensive database and inside knowledge of workplaces around the globe. Rankings are based on surveys representing over 4.5 million employees’ experiences of how their workplaces have made a difference in their lives and in their communities, as well as Great Place to Work’s assessment of generosity of each organization’s benefits, philanthropic and community support, with particular focus on activities in the past year.

For more information on the 2019 PEOPLE’s 50 Companies That Care list and the full list of companies go to: and