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At Merck, we understand that we must rise to the challenge of greater stakeholder expectations.

We also recognize that we can’t solve major health, environmental and economic challenges alone, but must collaborate with others who share our commitment and who bring their own unique expertise to the table. This understanding forms the core of Merck’s approach and commitment to stakeholder engagement.

Merck conducts stakeholder engagement at both the corporate and the local level, depending on the issue. We engage with industry, governments, policy makers, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), opinion leaders, patient groups, academic organizations, our employees and others to inform our policies, our practices and the development of our products.

Our intention is to build lasting relationships with our stakeholders from the outset, to understand their objectives, their expectations of Merck and the potential for collaboration, and to enhance their understanding of—and trust in—us. We strive to exchange information, views and recommendations; share activities and progress against key goals; and work in partnership toward common objectives.

For more information on our stakeholder engagement efforts, you may also visit our pages on specific stakeholder groups that we work with, feedback that we’ve received, and how we work with patient groups.

 

Last Updated July 24, 2013