Our values

Our values guide us in everything we do, as we work to:

  • Improve human life and animal health
  • Achieve scientific excellence in our research
  • Operate with absolute integrity
  • Expand access to our products to help the world be well
  • Employ a diverse, collaborative workforce
  • Be a committed corporate citizen and partner of choice for the communities in which we operate

Improving life

We embrace our task of tackling health challenges because we are inspired by the differences we can make in the lives of people around the world.

Ethics and integrity

We’re committed to the highest standards of ethics and integrity. We are responsible to our customers, to MSD employees and their families, to the environments we inhabit, and to the societies we serve worldwide.


We’re dedicated to the highest level of scientific excellence. We strive to identify the most critical needs of consumers and customers, and through continuous innovation we challenge ourselves to meet those needs.

Access to health

We aspire to improve the health and wellness of people around the world by expanding access to our medicines and vaccines.

Diversity and teamwork

Our ability to excel depends on the integrity, knowledge, imagination, skill, diversity and teamwork of our employees.