Our History and Values
Our legacy is built on world-changing medical breakthroughs
Merck has a long history of dedicating itself to one overarching goal: improving people's health and well-being. Across more than a hundred countries our medicines, vaccines, animal health and consumer care products touch the lives of millions.
We are fortunate enough to have discovered many world-changing medical breakthroughs. Merck’s researchers continue to search for new ways to treat and prevent illness, including HIV/AIDS, cervical cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, asthma and Hepatitis C, among others.
Today, our passion and focus remain strong. We are committed to finding solutions to the health challenges facing the developing world – from programs that expand access to lifesaving drugs, to research on pioneering heat-stable vaccines. We remain committed to the developed world as well, sharing scientific learning and innovations across the globe.
We promise to do our very best to help the world be well
Our core values are driven by a desire to preserve and improve human life – and we measure everything we do by our success in achieving these goals.
Ethics and integrity: Our responsibility is to the environments we work in and the societies we serve worldwide. We do not take professional or ethical shortcuts.
Innovation: We are dedicated to the highest level of scientific excellence. We strive to identify the most critical needs of consumers and customers, and through continuous innovation, we challenge ourselves to meet those needs.
Access for all: We aspire to improve the health and wellness of people around the world by expanding access to our medicines and vaccines.
Diversity and teamwork: Our ability to excel depends on the integrity, knowledge, imagination, skill, diversity, and teamwork of our employees.
We are committed to meeting global health challenges every day
At Merck, corporate responsibility is the cornerstone of our daily commitment to tackle the world's biggest health challenges by discovering better ways to make a difference in everything we do. It is a simple promise that is embedded in our business and informs all of our individual actions.
Our campaign to improve maternal health is a key part of this commitment. By joining the global effort save the lives of women in pregnancy and childbirth, Merck is seeking to bring better health care and innovative health solutions to millions of people across the developing – and developed – world, through groundbreaking public/private partnerships.
Further information on Merck’s corporate responsibility can be found here. http://merckresponsibility.com/