Overall Rank
ROL100™ Rank

Fortune 2020 Rank: 69

Rank by ROL™ Fundamental
Connection to Purpose
Strategic Clarity
Leadership Alignment
Focused Action

Why this ranking?

  • Merck received a mixed set of high, medium, and low scores across the four ROL™ fundamentals.
  • The company is in the top 10 for Connection to Purpose, at #7 and Focused Action, at #8.
  • Its very strong showing in Connection to Purpose is due to a core purpose expressed in the company’s mission/vision (“Save and improve lives”), which the company makes clear and visible to key stakeholders and which is reflected through the company strategy.
  • The very strong showing in Focused Action is the result of several factors, including EBIT margins well above of other drug manufacturers and strong employee sentiment regarding the company’s execution.

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