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Our culture and values

We share one vision and one mission: to save and improve lives.

It all comes back to inventing for life

We are all inventors here, no matter the role or title. We rise to any challenge in pursuit of better health outcomes.

Everything we do, in and out of the laboratory, is based on our deep appreciation for life. That’s the reason we come together across the business with one goal – to invent for life.

We walk the talk

If you want to learn about our culture, start with our inventors.

Fiona Marshall elected a fellow of the Royal Society

Fiona Marshall, MSD's senior vice president, Discovery, Preclinical & Translational Medicine, joins the ranks of one of the U.K.’s most distinguished scientific organizations

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Following the science of climate change

Jennifer Zachary, executive vice president and general counsel, who also leads safety, security and the environment, on our effort to help reduce the impacts of climate change

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Driving melanoma research forward

An interview with Dr. Nageatte Ibrahim, associate vice president, oncology, global clinical development

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3 things I want the Black community to know about scientists like me

Denarra Simmons, senior scientist, on why now more than ever, the Black community needs to put their trust in science

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I’m a doctor & in a high-risk group for COVID-19: Why I volunteer on the frontline

Paul Robinson, patient engagement lead for MSD in Europe, on how he’s helping vaccinate people in the U.K. against COVID-19

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“In our quest to invent medicines and vaccines that save and improve lives, the core of who we are is embodied in our values and standards. They are fundamental to our success – now and into the future”

Chairman & CEO

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Code of conduct & compliance

Code of conduct & compliance

We represent many cultures but are united in our drive to deliver breakthrough medicines with honesty and integrity.