Throughout the decades, MSD has been inventing for life, bringing forward medicines and vaccines for many of the world’s most challenging diseases in pursuit of our mission to save and improve lives.

We demonstrate our commitment to patients and population health by increasing access to health care through far-reaching policies, programs and partnerships.

Today, we continue to be at the forefront of research to prevent – through our vaccines – and treat diseases that threaten people – including cancer and infectious diseases, such as HIV and Ebola.

MSD has an established presence in Portugal leading the pharmaceutical market for several years now and collaborating with stakeholders and the community to activate successful partnerships.

Over the last years we have been recognized as a Great Place to Work within our segment and we have currently more than 200 proud employees always committed to bringing innovation to Portugal.

Our values represent the very core of our character. They guide every decision and action we take.

Patients First
We are all accountable for delivering high-quality products and services. We aspire to improve the health and wellness of people and to expand access to our medicines and vaccines. All of our actions must be measured against our responsibility to those who use or need our products.

Respect for People
Our ability to excel depends on the integrity, knowledge, imagination, skill, diversity, safety and teamwork of our employees. To this end, we work to create an environment of mutual respect, inclusion and accountability.
We reward commitment and performance and are responsive to the needs of our employees and their families.

Ethics and Integrity
We are committed to the highest standards of ethics and integrity. We are responsible to our customers, to our competitors, to distributors and suppliers, to shareholders and to the communities 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 these high standards.

Innovation and Scientific Excellence
We are dedicated to innovation and scientific excellence. Our research is guided by a commitment to improving health and quality of life. We strive to identify the most critical needs of patients and customers, and through continuous innovation, we challenge ourselves to meet those needs.

Areas of Focus
We’re working to invent a world where cancer isn’t just treated, but cured.

We have a long history of making an impact in cardio-metabolic disorders, such as type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

Our work in vaccines focuses on making certain diseases a thing of the past.
We play an important role in discovering and developing innovative medicines and vaccines to treat and prevent infectious diseases, including HIV and Ebola.

As a company dedicated to saving and improving lives, we have a special responsibility to help in the fight against COVID-19.

We’ve been fully committed to developing an effective response to the COVID-19 pandemic since it was first recognized.

We believe corporate responsibility is about our health, social, environmental and economic impact on people and communities.

For eight consecutive years we have been recognizing some of the best initiatives in our country on social responsibility with the Award Maria José Nogueira Pinto.

We partner with the community and are an active actor within our Municipality Network for Solidarity, Oeiras Solidária.

We were one of the founders of a successful micro-social business called [email protected] which allows our employees to enjoy several convenient services provided by former homeless citizens that have now an employment opportunity and chance to be fully integrated in the market place and in society.

Our leaders focus on our mission to save and improve lives. This is the foundation of everything we do. Meet our Leadership Team in Portugal.


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