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 September 2015, we celebrated Global Diversity Days under the banner of "It begins with YOU – Diversity & Inclusion at Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany". This year's initiative used global events to bolster awareness of diversity and inclusion within our workforce. Group-wide, employees across five continents participated in the 27 events held.