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[Sponsored Report] MSD Korea volunteers help those in need

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An MSD Korea volunteer serves elders in Seoul Seobu Senior Care Center in Mapo District, western Seoul.Provided by the company

Corporate social responsibility has evolved from monetary charity to sustainable activities to share the company’s vision with society. MSD Korea, a drug manufacturer, is one of the companies that create shared value through volunteer work.

The company contributes its leadership in the field of pharmaceuticals to create a healthier and smarter society. It operates MDfaculty.com, an information website for medical professionals. The site provides information without bias or company advertisements. Instead, it publishes high-quality data such as the latest medical news, articles from prominent science and medical journals, and lectures from 240 professionals. The data is provided for free to 20,000 members.

The site also provides a Health Evaluation and Risk Assessment System. The system analyses a patient’s clinical information and calculates the possibilities of cardiovascular problems or any other chronic diseases.

The company’s social contribution project Love in Action also endeavors to create a healthier world. From its launch in 2008, a total of 2,177 employees have participated in serving the community. The activities are designed by the voluntary committees who manage the program. Although the committees are not financially rewarded, they passionately plan to provide practical help to less privileged neighbors.

MSD Korea also supports their activities. The company provides workers 20 hours out of their regular yearly working hours to volunteer. The company does not deduct the hours from workers’ salaries.

“Our self-inspired passion toward our activities is the reason why we have more and more participating,” explained one of the committee members, Beak Hee-jeong, a pricing reimbursement specialist. “We enjoy the opportunity to raise our inner value.”

By Kim Young-shin [yskim11@joongang.co.kr]



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