“We try never to forget that medicine is for the people. It is not for the profits.

The profits follow ,and if we have remembered that, they have never failed to appear. How can we bring the best of medicine to each and every person? We cannot rest until the way has been found with our help to bring our finest achievements to everyone.”

– George W. Merck

IMPROVING HUMAN LIFE Our business is preserving and improving human life. We also work to improve animal health. All of our actions must be measured by our success in achieving these goals.

ETHICS & INTEGRITY We are committed to the highest standards of ethics and integrity. We are responsible to our customers, to MSD employees, to the environments we inhabit, and to the societies we serve worldwide. In discharging our responsibilities, we do not take professional or ethical shortcuts. Our interactions with all segments of society must be transparent and reflect the high standards we profess.

MSD Office of Ethics At MSD - How we operate is as important as what we do. We hold ourselves to high standards of ethical behavior, guided by our Office of Ethics. Our commitment to act with ethics and integrity inspires trust and confidence in our customers, employees, shareholders, suppliers and our communities. We also have taken steps to improve transparency about the way we operate.

Employees can also report concerns anonymously by using the AdviceLine, a line answered by a thirdparty vendor. To learn more about the AdviceLine, please access the Office of Ethics website at: www.merckresponsibility.com