Philanthropy is an important component of our company’s commitment to corporate responsibility, and is a visible demonstration of our efforts to improve access to health and to strengthen communities where our employees live and work.

Priorities & Performance

Our giving priorities strengthen the effectiveness and impact of our company’s philanthropy by focusing on areas of global health need in which we have substantial expertise and capability.

We also provide financial support and share the expertise of our employees through grant and volunteer programs that address critical health needs and selected social issues in communities in which we have a presence.

Product Donations

It’s not enough to discover and develop new medicines and vaccines. We also need to help get them to the people who need them, whether they live in communities with a fundamental lack of access to health care and services or are affected by acute or protracted humanitarian crises.

$2.1B total market value of product donations in 2016

Grant Application Guidelines

Through our philanthropic programs, we have the ability to make a positive difference by addressing complex global health challenges and improving the quality of life in communities in which we have a presence.

Employee Volunteering

During 2016, in celebration of our 125th year, we challenged employees to build on the company’s legacy of service by volunteering a combined total of 125,000 hours in their communities. Our employees far surpassed this goal by volunteering more than 214,000 hours.

Fellowship for Global Health

The MSD Fellowship for Global Health is a three-month, field-based corporate pro bono program designed to leverage the skills and talents of our employees worldwide. Between 2012 and 2017, 159 Richard T. Clark(RTC) Fellows from 29 countries have worked for 36 nonprofit organizations.

The SDGs and Our Giving

This interactive graphic indicates which of the UN SDGs most closely aligns with our philanthropic and volunteering efforts.

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This is the corporate responsibility report of Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, N.J., U.S.A., which is known as MSD outside the U.S. and Canada.