2017 DiversityInc Top 50 Announcement Event

No. 17 | Merck & Co. | DiversityInc Top 50

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WHY THEY'RE ON THE LIST

Merck & Co. has been a mainstay on this list for more than 10 years. Chairman and CEO Kenneth Frazier, who chairs the executive diversity council, is a visible supporter of Merck & Co.’s commitment to diversity.

KEY RESULTS

  • Blacks, Latinos and Asians in Senior Management: 35.2% higher than U.S. companies overall
  • Women in Senior Management: 40.1% higher than U.S. companies overall
  • Women in Total Management: 0.4% higher than U.S. companies overall

DIVERSITY LEADERSHIP

Kenneth Frazier

President and CEO

“Merck is deeply committed to fostering an inclusive environment that embraces different perspectives and values the contributions of each individual. Having a globally and locally diverse workforce makes us a more innovative and agile company – and one better attuned to the needs of our customers, health care providers and patients who ultimately use our products.”

Celeste Warren

Vice President, Human Resources and Global Diversity & Inclusion COE

“At Merck, global diversity and inclusion drives our business by breaking down barriers and changing mindsets so we can unleash the powerful potential of our employees,” said Celeste Warren, Vice President for Merck Manufacturing Division and Global Diversity and Inclusion. “As we continue our journey, we want to attract and retain the world’s top, diverse employees who have a passion for applying the best science to develop medicines and vaccines that save and improve lives.”

COMPANY FACTS

MRK (NYSE)

U.S. HEADQUARTERS

Kenilworth, N.J.

GLOBAL EMPLOYEES

68,000

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