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Merck Receives Excellence in Health & Well-Being Award

Company receives platinum recognition from Business Group on Health

SOURCE: Merck & Co., Inc.


Merck is honored to recognized by the Business Group on Health as a Best Employer: Excellence in Health and Well-being for providing one of the best workforce health and employee well-being programs in the nation.

A total of 39 companies received the award for their U.S. workforce initiatives. Merck was one of 18 to receive a platinum designation, the highest level of recognition from the Business Group on Health. This is the second year in a row Merck has won this highest honor. The nonprofit organization is made up of nearly 450 large employers that represent issues and policies affecting the workforce. 

“At Merck, we take a holistic approach to health, which has been especially helpful as we navigate the COVID-19 pandemic and support the wellbeing of employees and their families around the world,” says Cathryn Gunther, associate vice president, global population health.

Ellen Kelsay, President and CEO, Business Group on Health, commented: “On behalf of the entire Business Group, I’d like to congratulate Merck on being named a best employer for excellence in health and well-being.  This year was especially difficult for companies as they faced many challenges to keep their workers engaged, productive and healthy. Merck is among an elite group of employers who recognize the positive impact these types of programs can have on their employees’ productivity, engagement and overall wellbeing.”  

Investing in employee wellbeing is one way we demonstrate our commitment to employees. Visit our Corporate Responsibility Report to learn more. 

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KEYWORDS: Merck, Business Group on Health, employee benefits, COVID-19, coronavirus, pandemic

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