MSD is proud Cooperation Partner of the Zurich Pride

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13.06.2022 23:07 Europe/Zurich

Zurich Pride will take place on 17.6 and 18.6.  The LGBTIQ* festival attracts thousands of supporters and friends of the LGBTIQ* community to Zurich every year. MSD Merck Sharp & Dohme is involved as a Cooperation Partner.

The slogan for this year’s Zurich Pride, the largest event of the Swiss LGBTIQ* community, is “trans – living diversity”. For the first time in the history of Zurich Pride, the focus will be on the legal situation and challenges of trans people.

The association “Zurich Pride Festival” promotes and demands acceptance as well as equality of the LGBTIQ* way of life in public and in everyday life. The highlight of the Zurich Pride Festival is the traditional demonstration parade through downtown Zurich. This is intended to draw the attention of the population to the political and social concerns of LGBTIQ*.

“Diversity and inclusion are essential and daily lived values for MSD, therefore we are especially happy to support Zurich Pride as a cooperation partner” Phillipe Zaoui, Brand & Customer Manager Hospital Acute Care and Rainbow Alliance Lead, MSD Switzerland.

Diversity & Inclusion

Over the past five years, we have strengthened our commitment to making diversity and inclusion (D&I) a central strategy for business growth. At MSD Switzerland we believe that a diverse and inclusive workforce inspires innovation and is fundamental to our company’s success. While there has been great progress when it comes to LGBTIQ* rights, more work needs to be done — and we’re proud to play an important role in promoting diversity and inclusion. MSD has a longstanding tradition of supporting the LGBTIQ* community, in our company and beyond. Having an environment comprised of people from different dimensions of diversity also helps us better understand the unique needs of the patients, customers, and health care providers we serve.

About MSD Merck, Sharp & Dohme

At MSD Merck, Sharp & Dohme, 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. For more information, visit and connect with us on TwitterLinkedIn and YouTube.

MSD Merck, Sharp & Dohme in Switzerland

In Switzerland, MSD Merck, Sharp & Dohme employs around 1,000 people at five sites in the cantons of Lucerne and Zurich. At our site in Zurich, in “The Circle”, we operate the newly opened global innovation and development hub. Our main therapeutic areas are oncology, infectious diseases, immunology, and diabetes. We also operate a broad portfolio of vaccines for the prevention of diseases in children, adolescents, and adults. Switzerland is part of MSD’s global clinical research program with more than 30 clinical trials annually. At our site in Schachen, we manufacture drugs for global clinical trials and operate a forensic laboratory. MSD also takes local responsibility for the community and has been involved in the “Trendtage Gesundheit Luzern” and the Alliance Health competence. In 2022, MSD received the “Top Employer Switzerland” award for the tenth time in a row.

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