Success through diversity
Well-managed, diverse teams perform better and innovate more than teams with less diversity, as shown by a 2013 study conducted by the Center for Talent Innovation (CTI). We, too, believe that workforce diversity and a culture of inclusion lead to greater innovation and better team performance within the company.
We live diversity and support various employee networks to promote exchange among like-minded individuals. This includes the International Community for employees from a variety of countries, the Rainbow Network for the LGBT community, and the Women at Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, network.
In 2015, we expanded our Diversity Day from one day a year to a whole month. Every year in September, we now place diversity center stage. In September 2016, we organized a range of activities around the world under the banner of “The Power of WE – The Power of Diversity”. Overall, employees from 17 countries across six continents took part in a number of events. The members of the Diversity Council also supported the campaign by holding online events that saw participation from more than 580 employees Group-wide.