Our business is preserving and improving human life. All of our actions must be measured by our success in achieving these goals.

We are committed to the highest standards of ethics and integrity. We are responsible to doctors and their patients, to MSD employees and their families, to the environments we inhabit, and to our community. In discharging our responsibilities, we do not take professional or ethical shortcuts. Our interactions with all segments of society must be transparent and reflect the high standards we uphold.

We are dedicated to the highest level of scientific excellence and commit our research to improving human health and quality of life.We strive to identify the most critical needs of doctors and their patients, and through continuous innovation we challenge ourselves to meet those needs.

We expect profits, but only from work that satisfies medical needs and benefits humanity. This depends on maintaining a financial position that invites investment in leading-edge research and that makes it possible to effectively deliver the results of that research.

Our ability to excel depends on the integrity, knowledge, imagination, skill, diversity and teamwork of our employees.To this end, we strive to create an environment of mutual respect, encouragement and teamwork. We reward commitment and performance and are responsive to the needs of our employees and their families.