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Lead the Way: Merck's Inclusive Business Culture

Learn about Merck's approach to supporting employee mental health.

Pharmaceutical company Merck decided to prioritize mental health in its wellbeing and inclusion strategic plans after an analysis of company data and medical and pharmaceutical claims found that stress, anxiety and other mental health conditions were prevalent amongst Merck employees. The company began by building awareness through webcasts, webinars and skills-based training courses. Specially trained Merck employees acted as Mind Well Champions, mental health ambassadors committed to helping create an inclusive and supportive work environment that addresses emotional wellbeing and mental health with compassion using communication, outreach, education and leadership buy-in. This program has expanded Merck’s ability to support an emotionally safe work environment and helped create a sense of inclusion for Merck employees with mental health concerns.