Taking responsibility means responding to questions

We take on responsibility

"We are engaged in responding to certain questions: How are we contributing to society and the environment?...more

"We are engaged in responding to certain questions: How are we contributing to society and the environment? How are we treating the people who work for and with us? These questions have always been part of our entrepreneurial approach. Responsibility is therefore one of our six Values that guide our actions each and every day."

Minimizing risks to people and the environment

Minimizing risks to people and the environment

We have committed ourselves to the Responsible Care® principles and to the Responsible Care Global Charter....more

We have committed ourselves to the Responsible Care® principles and to the Responsible Care Global Charter. The goal of this voluntary initiative of the chemical industry is to continually improve companies' performance in terms of product safety, environmental protection, health, plant safety, and security. In implementing the Responsible Care Global Charter, we are currently focusing in particular on the topics of product safety, environmental protection and occupational safety.

The danger lurks in the water

The danger lurks in the water

Fighting schistosomiasis

Around 200 million people in Africa suffer from the neglected tropical disease schistosomiasis, withmore

Around 200 million people in Africa suffer from the neglected tropical disease schistosomiasis, with 200,000 of these people dying every year as a result. This parasitic worm infection is thus the second-most common tropical disease after malaria. Fighting and eliminating schistosomiasis is the objective of a partnership between the World Health Organization (WHO) and Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany.

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Showing responsibility, building trust

For nearly 350 years, responsibility has been the heart of our entrepreneurial approach and is one of our six values. Our requirements for responsible governance are defined in both our Corporate Responsibility (CR) strategy as well as our Group-wide guidelines.
Our CR strategy is based on our company’s Group strategy. Our entire range of CR activities can be summed up under the term "responsible governance", a concept that informs our day-to-day actions. In addition to this, we have selected three strategic spheres of activity in which we particularly wish to engage. These aim to hone our competitive edge while helping to sustainably secure the company's future.
online CR-Report

Corporate Responsibility reporting

Our business operations impact the interests of many people, which is why we publish comprehensive Corporate Responsibility Reports that document our corporate responsibility for our products, the environment and the people who work for and with us.
 
Ärztin in Afrika

Expanding sustainable access to high quality health solutions

As a leading company for high-tech products in healthcare, life science and performance materials, we feel strongly comitted to human health. Our innovative products and services help improve the quality of human life. We are therefore committed to improving access to health in underserved populations.
 
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Developing sustainable products

Our success is founded on innovative products that benefit people and help improve their quality of life. Product safety - for patients, our customers,  and the environment - thus constitutes the core of our corporate responsibility. Our guidelines are based on global laws and commitments such as the Responsible Care program of the chemical industry. Furthermore, through our products, we are helping to overcome global challenges such as climate change and energy scarcity.
 

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In the United States and Canada the subsidiaries of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany operate under the umbrella brand EMD. To reflect such fact and to avoid any misconception of the reader of the publication certain logos, terms and business descriptions of the publication have been substituted or additional descriptions have been added. Publications on this homepage, therefore, slightly deviate from the otherwise identical version of the publications provided outside the United States and Canada.
 

CONTACT

Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany
Corporate Communications
Maria Schaad
Frankfurter Str. 250
64293 Darmstadt
Germany
Tel.: +49 6151 72-0
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