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MSD (Thailand) Ltd

Information about the Company
MSD (Thailand) Ltd., also known simply as MSD, is a subsidiary of Merck & Co., Inc., a global research-intensive biopharmaceutical company with the head office in Rahway, N.J. in the U.S.

For over 130 years, the company has been inventing for the sake of a healthy life, using the power of leading-edge science and bringing forward medicines and vaccines for many of the world’s most challenging diseases in pursuit of its mission to save and improve lives. MSD aspires to be a premier, world-class, research-intensive biopharmaceutical company by helping health professionals and other partners achieve excellence in patient care, clinical practice, and scientific research.

Today, the company is at the forefront of research, delivering innovative health solutions in the prevention and treatment of diseases in people and animals. Its areas of focus are Vaccines, Oncology, Infectious Diseases and Diabetes.

Additionally, MSD fosters a diverse and inclusive global workforce that operates responsibly every day to enable a safe, sustainable, and healthy future for all people and communities. The company is proud to have contributed to improving healthcare in Thailand for over 70 years since 1949, the year its first medicine was supplied to the country through collaboration with the BLH Trading Company Ltd.

Corporate Culture & Company Activities
MSD believes its responsibility covers the health, social, environmental, and economic impacts on people and communities around the world, Thailand included. The company’s strength has been its enduring commitment to operating responsibly and creating value for society. The company operates responsibly every day to enable a safe, sustainable, and healthy future for people and communities everywhere. Its focus areas of responsibility are -- Access to Health, Employees, Ethics & Values, and Environmental Sustainability.

Philanthropy is an essential part of the company’s approach to corporate responsibility. MSD supports programs to help improve access to health and enhance the quality of life in local communities. The company envisions a world where all people have access to the high-quality health care they need and deserve. The company is working to reduce health-access disparities regardless of differences in the burden of disease, injury, violence, or opportunities to achieve optimal health for people living in underserved communities.

It is also helping to build strong, vibrant communities where the employees live and work. MSD has the Employees’ Volunteerism Program which grants employees up to 40 hours annually of paid release time to volunteer at eligible non-profit organizations or public charities.
Achievements and Impact
In Thailand, cervical cancer is the 2nd leading cause of death amongst women, with an estimated 23 deaths per day. MSD has collaborated with the Thai Red Cross Society to distribute HPV vaccines as protection to 400,000 girls and vulnerable groups in Thailand who have not had the opportunity to access vaccines for cervical cancer and HPV-related diseases.

Besides that, with over 250 employees (over 70 of whom are dedicated to Clinical Research), MSD has strictly abided by its focus areas comprising the four pillars of Access to Health, Employees, Environmental Sustainability, and Ethics & Values. Diversity & Inclusion are also embedded in the company’s culture. With this, the employees can form communities of their own such as the MSD Women’s Network, which is a group of passionate employees who are working together to support women.

The company has been helping health professionals and other partners achieve excellence in patient care, clinical practice, and scientific research. It also sponsors educational activities that share the latest medical information with health professionals and supports programs that help physicians manage their patients’ health.

Future Direction
MSD’s plan is to maintain its commitment to its purpose which is to use the power of cutting-edge science to save and improve lives, including the prevention and treatment of disease in therapeutic areas. The company will continue to bring new innovations into Thailand to help improve treatment outcomes through research and development, bold strategies, and actions that advance healthcare. The company will work with external partners and stakeholders to ensure the accessibility of innovative therapeutic treatments.

CORPORATE EXCELLENCE CATEGORY

MSD (Thailand) Ltd

Information about the Company
MSD (Thailand) Ltd., also known simply as MSD, is a subsidiary of Merck & Co., Inc., a global research-intensive biopharmaceutical company with the head office in Rahway, N.J. in the U.S.

For over 130 years, the company has been inventing for the sake of a healthy life, using the power of leading-edge science and bringing forward medicines and vaccines for many of the world’s most challenging diseases in pursuit of its mission to save and improve lives. MSD aspires to be a premier, world-class, research-intensive biopharmaceutical company by helping health professionals and other partners achieve excellence in patient care, clinical practice, and scientific research.

Today, the company is at the forefront of research, delivering innovative health solutions in the prevention and treatment of diseases in people and animals. Its areas of focus are Vaccines, Oncology, Infectious Diseases and Diabetes.

Additionally, MSD fosters a diverse and inclusive global workforce that operates responsibly every day to enable a safe, sustainable, and healthy future for all people and communities. The company is proud to have contributed to improving healthcare in Thailand for over 70 years since 1949, the year its first medicine was supplied to the country through collaboration with the BLH Trading Company Ltd.

Corporate Culture & Company Activities
MSD believes its responsibility covers the health, social, environmental, and economic impacts on people and communities around the world, Thailand included. The company’s strength has been its enduring commitment to operating responsibly and creating value for society. The company operates responsibly every day to enable a safe, sustainable, and healthy future for people and communities everywhere. Its focus areas of responsibility are -- Access to Health, Employees, Ethics & Values, and Environmental Sustainability.

Philanthropy is an essential part of the company’s approach to corporate responsibility. MSD supports programs to help improve access to health and enhance the quality of life in local communities. The company envisions a world where all people have access to the high-quality health care they need and deserve. The company is working to reduce health-access disparities regardless of differences in the burden of disease, injury, violence, or opportunities to achieve optimal health for people living in underserved communities.

It is also helping to build strong, vibrant communities where the employees live and work. MSD has the Employees’ Volunteerism Program which grants employees up to 40 hours annually of paid release time to volunteer at eligible non-profit organizations or public charities.
Achievements and Impact
In Thailand, cervical cancer is the 2nd leading cause of death amongst women, with an estimated 23 deaths per day. MSD has collaborated with the Thai Red Cross Society to distribute HPV vaccines as protection to 400,000 girls and vulnerable groups in Thailand who have not had the opportunity to access vaccines for cervical cancer and HPV-related diseases.

Besides that, with over 250 employees (over 70 of whom are dedicated to Clinical Research), MSD has strictly abided by its focus areas comprising the four pillars of Access to Health, Employees, Environmental Sustainability, and Ethics & Values. Diversity & Inclusion are also embedded in the company’s culture. With this, the employees can form communities of their own such as the MSD Women’s Network, which is a group of passionate employees who are working together to support women.

The company has been helping health professionals and other partners achieve excellence in patient care, clinical practice, and scientific research. It also sponsors educational activities that share the latest medical information with health professionals and supports programs that help physicians manage their patients’ health.

Future Direction
MSD’s plan is to maintain its commitment to its purpose which is to use the power of cutting-edge science to save and improve lives, including the prevention and treatment of disease in therapeutic areas. The company will continue to bring new innovations into Thailand to help improve treatment outcomes through research and development, bold strategies, and actions that advance healthcare. The company will work with external partners and stakeholders to ensure the accessibility of innovative therapeutic treatments.