Forward-looking statement from Merck & Co. Merck was selected for its work expanding global access to the company's human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines. Twenty pharmaceutical companies are included in the annual list that Fortune compiles to rank the 500 highest-earning American companies. This recognition marks the third time in five years that Merck has been included in Fortune's Change the World list.
The Fortune 100 list is a list of the top 100 companies in the United States within the Fortune 500 list, a list of the 500 largest public and private companies in the United States. Department of State published by Fortune magazine.
Companies must employ at least 1,000 American employees to be considered on the list of the 100 best companies, and at least 100,000 employees worldwide to be considered on the list of the best great companies to work for. Great Place to Work determines the list of the 100 best companies to work for using its patented For All methodology to evaluate and certify thousands of organizations in the largest ongoing annual study of the United States workforce, based on more than 870,000 responses to employee surveys and data from companies representing more than 6.1 million employees, this year alone.
Fortune creates the list by ranking public and private companies that report annual revenue figures to a government agency. The Fortune 100 ranking is based on the company's total revenue for the corresponding fiscal year.