Organizations recognize MSD as a champion of diversity
and inclusion and gender equality.

The world is full of people with different backgrounds, perspectives and experiences. MSD recognizes that to have the greatest impact in such a diverse world, we need to champion a workforce that reflects the individuals we serve. And, our effort is getting noticed.

This year, multiple external organizations have recognized our company for supporting a diverse workforce and a place where all employees feel valued, respected and are given access to opportunities to help them grow.

We believe that having a diverse workforce — including all dimensions of diversity — is fundamental to our company’s success,” says Celeste Warren, chief diversity officer. “A diverse workforce deepens our perspective and inspires the next great idea or invention that can lead to better health.

- Celeste Warren, vice president of Human Resources and chief diversity officer

Recognizing Our Impact

Some of our most recent recognitions include:

Our ability to deliver on our mission depends on the diverse talent of our employees,” says Carmen Villar, vice president, Social Business Innovation. “With operations in more than 140 countries, it is important that we represent the communities in which we live and serve.

- Carmen Villar, vice president, social business innovation

We recently received a number of other recognitions for our culture of diversity and inclusion (D&I), including:

  • For the second year in a row, MSD Spain has been recognized among the top 30 companies with the best diversity and inclusion practices and as a Top 10 Diverse Company in Spain by Intrama.
  • MSD Malaysia has been cited as a Best Company for Diversity & Inclusion for the second year in a row by the Golden Globe Tigers.
  • For four consecutive years, AON has recognized MSD China as a Best Employer, noting that companies who receive this recognition are highly adaptive, innovative, inclusive and responsive to the changing needs of their customers.
  • MSD has earned the ‘Top Employers Europe’ from the Top Employers Institute for the 4th time. In addition, MSD Spain, Germany, Switzerland, UK, Italy and France have each been certified by the Top Employers Institute in 2019.
  • 2018 Employer of Choice for Gender Equality by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency – fourth consecutive year (Australia).

Showing Our Support

In 2018 we joined the International Labour Organization (ILO) Global Business and Disability Network, ensuring MSD is a place where everyone of all abilities can thrive and develop.

Read more about diversity and inclusion in our 2017-2018 CR Report