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About our company

We invent for a more hopeful future.

We aspire to be the premier research-intensive biopharmaceutical company in the world

For more than 125 years, Merck(known as MSD outside of the U.S. and Canada) has been inventing for life, bringing forward medicines and vaccines for many of the world’s most challenging diseases in pursuit of our mission to save and improve lives.

We demonstrate our commitment to patients and population health by increasing access to health care through far-reaching policies, programs and partnerships.

Today, we continue to be at the forefront of research to prevent and treat diseases that threaten people and animals – including cancer, infectious diseases, such as HIV and Ebola, and emerging animal diseases.

Responsibility

The heart of our mission

We believe corporate responsibility is about our health, social, environmental and economic impact on people and communities around the world.

Leadership

The team that guides our work

Our leaders focus on our mission to save and improve lives around the world. This is the foundation of everything we do.

Our global company by the numbers

71K

employees

Our culture
$9.9B

research and development investment in 2019

Our research
$2.8B

total philanthropy in 2018

Our giving
Culture & values

Our values are driven by a desire to improve life

We’ve built a culture that embraces scientific excellence, operates with the highest standards of integrity, expands access to our products and employs a diverse workforce that values collaboration.

History

Our past and our future

For more than 125 years, we’ve focused on not just the next quarter, but the next quarter century.