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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Living our responsibility, building trust

Taking responsibility has characterized our culture for many generations. We see ourselves as part of society – at both our individual sites as well as worldwide. We take responsibility for all of our activities, regardless of whether they relate to products or employees, the environment or society.
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 pharmaceutical, chemical and life science company, we feel strongly committed 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.
 

CONTACT

Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany
Corporate Communications
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Frankfurter Str. 250
64293 Darmstadt
Germany
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Virtual food safety

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Corporate responsibility in Ghana

Corporate responsibility (CR) sometimes comes in a container. One example of that is a pilot project involving an innovative pharmacy for the rural regions of Africa.

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