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Corporate Responsibility in Austria

With our corporate social responsibility projects in Austria, we support social institutions and partners in the areas of pulmonary hypertension, oncology, women's and men's health.


Breast cancer is still considered the most common cancer among women in industrialized countries1, also in Austria. For many years, the Pink Ribbon Tour has been carrying out important educational work for the early detection of breast cancer. Every year, we support this important initiative as one of the main sponsors in order to draw attention to the importance of early detection and screening.

1 https://www.statistik.at/web_de/statistiken/menschen_und_gesellschaft/gesundheit/krebserkrankungen/brust/index.html


MSD's Join4Care Award honours innovative practice- and patient-oriented projects. New ideas or solutions can be submitted in the areas of process optimization in hospitals, young doctors' education and training optimization or in the therapy management for patients. Subsequently, an independent jury will evaluate all submissions. At the MSD Oncology Days, the highest scoring projects will be presented and the winner will be awarded EUR 30,000. 

Read more about Join4Care


At Volunteer Day, MSD supports socially engaged local organizations. As part of the program, MSD gives all employees time for social engagement. Voluntarily and during working hours, all employees can participate in volunteer activities that support non-profit organizations.


Every year, MSD employees take to the starting line of the Vienna Zoolauf and cover the approximately six-kilometer course through Schönbrunn Zoo for a good cause. The Zoolauf creates a platform that puts the spotlight on the previously rather unknown topic of pulmonary hypertension. With our participation, we want to support pulmonary hypertension patients, promote the initiative for research around pulmonary hypertension and consciously draw attention to this important disease.

AT-NON-01660, created October 2022