MSD Romania has proudly joined the Romanian Diversity Charter since we believe that fostering an inclusive & equitable environment where our diverse workforce feels valued is fundamental to our company’s success. It is diversity that fuels our power to innovate, while inclusiveness enables us to achieve our purpose of saving and improving lives and to foster an equity culture.
“At MSD Romania, we consider that if we want to be effective in creating an environment where diversity is valued, everyone should feel included and not afraid to Speak Up. We must engage all our colleagues in a direct and personalized manner, with agility and supportiveness. We are so proud to see Employee Business Resource Groups like Women’s Network, Rainbow Alliance (LGBTQ+) & Next Generation Network active in Romania and leading the way forward towards an inclusive and collaborative environment.
As well, we are taking the pulse of the organization and reflecting on how we are embracing DE&I in our ways of working: sense of belonging in MSD, how managers actively support D&I in their working groups, how leaders value different perspective and if employees feel free to speak up.
Our company will continue to build internal awareness and culture across the region, and we are by now surely beginning to impact our society through our external engagement.
We are celebrating inclusion culture throughout the year with many external and internal events and activities. We do believe in small steps for big victories, a world where people are respected, accepted, and valued for who they are.”
Simona Giurgilă – Human Resource Lead MSD & AH Romania
“We continue strengthening a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive culture by investing our time in exciting and innovative Learning Journey towards building confidence and D&I capabilities across our organization. We are combining structured learning resources with free conversations and cover different topics like how to mitigate risks associated with unconscious bias, accept and value differences, encourage inclusive engagements and act in support of others. Our commitment to diversity and inclusion creates a competitive advantage for our company, a safe environment for our people and value for our customers.>>
Fănuț Moroșan – D&I Ambassador, Hospital Care Business Unit Director MSD Romania
At MSD, known as Merck & Co., Inc., Rahway, NJ, USA in the United States and Canada, we are unified around our purpose: We use the power of leading-edge science to save and improve lives around the world. For more than 130 years, we have brought hope to humanity through the development of important medicines and vaccines. We aspire to be the premier research-intensive biopharmaceutical company in the world – and today, we are at the forefront of research to deliver innovative health solutions that advance the prevention and treatment of diseases in people and animals. We foster a diverse and inclusive global workforce and operate responsibly every day to enable a safe, sustainable and healthy future for all people and communities.
The official launch of the Romanian Diversity Charter took place on 18 April 2018, Romania thus becoming the 21st country in the European Union with a Diversity Charter and benefiting from the membership in the European Diversity Platform. Today, the Charter brings together 188 signatories, covering approx. 230.000 employees from companies, public institutions and NGOs, who have publicly assumed the principles of the Charter, so that diversity, equal opportunities and social inclusion become values acknowledged and respected in Romania. Under the auspices of the Romanian Diversity Charter, several initiatives have taken place (experience exchanges, workshops, seminars, debates, task forces, learning and mentorship programs) where different practices and organizational policies of diversity management were presented, analyzed, debated and disseminated. Since 2021 the Charter and its signatories celebrate together the EU Diversity Month to promote diversity in the workplace and in society. More information at https://www.cartadiversitatii.ro