Corporate Governance

The German Corporate Governance Code presents essential statutory regulations for the management and supervision (governance) of publicly traded German companies and contains internationally and nationally recognized standards for good and responsible governance. The Code aims at making the German Corporate Governance system transparent and understandable. Its purpose is to promote the trust of international and national investors, customers, employees and the general public in the management and supervision of listed German stock corporations.


Find out more about the Annual Meeting, view the Webcast and look up the voting results.


View the statements and reports Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany publishes for responsible Corporate Governance.


View notifications of transactions by certain persons and employees with managerial responsibility pursuant to section 15a WpHG.


Publication of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany.
In the United States and Canada the subsidiaries of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany operate under the umbrella brand EMD.
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A tradition of promoting work-life balance

Since 1968, our daycare center helps the employees to reconcile the demands of having a family and a career. Now we expanded the center by a modern new building and spots for 50 more children.

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A new approach towards innovation

Open Innovation describes a culture that aims to integrate talented individuals from outside the company into the development of new products. Our company and BioMed X have further developed this approach.

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Technologies to improve compliance

Growth hormone treatment can prevent lifelong stunted growth. However, the daily injections mean that young patients have to be very disciplined. An electronic innovation can offer lasting help.

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