We aspire to be the best healthcare company in the world and are committed to improving health and well-being around the world by providing leading innovations and solutions for tomorrow.

At Merck, our vision is to make a difference in the lives of people globally through our innovative medicines, vaccines, biologic therapies, consumer care and animal health products. We have made it our mission to provide innovative, distinctive products and services that save and improve lives and satisfy customer needs; to be recognized as a great place to work; and to provide investors with a superior rate of return.

Our corporate responsibility approach is aligned with the company’s mission and values and articulates how we see our responsibilities in the areas of access to health, ethical and transparent business practices, environmentally sustainable operations, scientific advancement, employee wellness and value-creation for our shareholders.

In short, corporate responsibility at Merck is a daily commitment and a simple promise that is embedded in our business and informs all of our individual actions. It extends to how we achieve our business goals by discovering and demonstrating:

  • Smart, sustainable ways to expand global access to effective healthcare
  • Environmentally sustainable ways to meet the world’s health needs now and in the future
  • Better ways to strengthen a workplace where our employees—and our business—can thrive
  • Better ways to build and strengthen trusted relationships
  • The highest ethical standards and communicating with greater transparency

Since successfully managing social, ethical and environmental issues involves everyone at Merck, we established a companywide corporate responsibility framework, as well as a list of key performance indicators to measure the company’s performance and progress in our areas of strategic focus.

Integrated into our approach to corporate responsibility is also a commitment to constructive engagement with stakeholders. We recognize that issues that matter to key stakeholders can very quickly become material issues for our shareholders. So, we seek to balance our responsibilities in ways that support our fiduciary duty to generate long-term shareholder value, while also considering the needs of other stakeholders. Learn more about our stakeholder engagement process.

Last Updated July 30, 2013