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Diversity and Inclusion

Diversity & inclusion are key to how we operate, how we engage employees and how we drive competitive advantage.

Our workforce represents the people we serve

We have always believed that diversity and inclusion are not simply ‘nice’ virtues for us to have, they form a core part of our everyday culture and who we are  and we actively encourage everyone to be themselves and bring their whole selves to work every day.

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 purpose, not only will they thrive, but our company will too.

Our workforce is multigenerational with employees ranging in age from 19-70. We truly represent the diverse population that we serve and are proud to have employees who have been with us for 10, 20 and even more than 30 years.

We're committed to diversity and inclusion, with 38 per cent of senior roles across the UK at present filled by women (45 per cent in our Human Health Division) and two thirds of our UK Human Health senior leadership team are women.

We’re dedicated to creating a working environment of mutual respect, inclusion and accountability. In line with reporting requirements, we welcome the opportunity to publish our gender pay gap reports.

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Employee Business Resource Groups (EBRGs)

MSD UK Rainbow Alliance (LGBTQ+), LEAD (League of Employees of African Descent), Next Generation Network (NGN) a multigenerational group, MSD Women’s’ Network and our capABILITY network.

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Mental Health First Aiders (MHFAs)

We have also included the introduction of Mental Health First Aider Training to our employees and to date have over 50 Mental Health First Aiders (MHFAs).

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Recognition of our D&I Strategy

We have made significant progress in implementing a strong Diversity and Inclusion Strategy, and our efforts have not gone unnoticed being shortlisted as ‘Company of the Year’ at the National Diversity Awards.

Our global diversity & inclusion by the numbers.

51%

new hires globally were female in 2018

17K

EBRG members across our global company

15K

diverse suppliers globally

Fostering an inclusive environment that embraces different perspectives and values the contributions of everyone really is paramount to us.  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.

We help our people become the very best in their fields and invest in their professional development whilst also encouraging a healthy work/life balance.

That’s why we have a range of programmes in place to support physical and mental wellbeing, including our ‘Live It’ programme providing support and resources for employees as well as over 40 trained Mental Health First Aiders.

Our people are passionate about making a difference – and our success is built upon their motivation and their passion to save and improve lives.

Job code: GB-NON-05892 | Date of Preparation: May 2022