At Merck, we aspire to having a positive effect on the communities in which we operate worldwide, and we recognize our responsibility toward those who are affected—either directly or indirectly—by our operations and activities.
Our community involvement reflects the priorities that Merck shares with local, national or regional stakeholders. We provide financial support and share the expertise of Merck employees through programs that focus on solving critical health and social issues in communities where Merck has a presence.
In a variety of ways, Merck's philanthropic and employee volunteer programs address local community needs, support environmental stewardship, respond in times of emergency, and enable our employees to contribute to the well-being of their communities.
Community giving is managed jointly by the Office of Corporate Philanthropy and regional and local management, supported by regional and local committees engaged with community stakeholders in identifying relevant community needs.
Learn more about our economic impact on communities.