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Diversity & inclusion fuels our mission

We are deeply committed to fostering an inclusive environment that embraces and values varied skills, experiences, backgrounds, and cultural perspectives. MSD has a long-standing commitment to creating an organisation that is diverse and a culture that is inclusive and socially responsible.

Our workforce represents the people we serve

Diversity and inclusion (D&I) are not just words – they are the reason we are able to deliver on our promise to invent for life. We foster a diverse workforce where employees feel comfortable bringing their unique perspectives to work.

But diversity is only half of the story; inclusion is just as important. Inclusion means a sense of belonging. When our employees know they are crucial to our mission, not only will they thrive, but our company will, too.

GD&I learning and development programs

We leverage a broad range of learning and development opportunities, such as our Foundations of D&I course and the Diverse Leadership Program.

Global diversity & inclusion ambassador teams

Our global diversity & inclusion ambassador teams integrate our business strategy with our people strategy.

Employee business resource groups (EBRGs)

EBRGs strengthen and diversify global leadership and provide culturally relevant insights that drive our success.

Our diversity & inclusion by the numbers


new hires were female in 2018

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EBRG members

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diverse suppliers globally

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Diversity and inclusion have the ability to transform our culture, drive business results and advance our company’s mission to save and improve lives around the world. When people feel valued and empowered, they are able to innovate and make amazing things happen.

Celeste Warren

Vice President, Global Diversity & Inclusion

We are committed to fostering an inclusive environment that embraces different perspectives. Having a globally 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.

Ken Frazier

Executive chairman of the board


Stories that inpire our progress

Together, we achieve more when we bring our whole selves to work.

Employees listening

Powered by inclusion: How we celebrate our diverse workforce

Every September, we celebrate Global Diversity & Inclusion Experience Month. Throughout the month, we hold various events to honor the different dimensions of diversity and inclusion, celebrating the employees who make our company so unique.

Our employees laughing at work break

Inspiring innovation through diversity and inclusion

When we bring together people from different backgrounds, the possibility for invention is endless.

Disabled worker in wheelchair smiling with co-workers

Our suppliers should be as diverse as the patients we serve

Our diverse supplier base helps us understand the needs of our people and patients. That’s why we engage a wide range of partners.