Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany
Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany
 
 
 
We take responsibility every day – and have been doing so for nearly 350 years, a commitment codified in our corporate strategy and Values.
 

Health

Many people in low- to middle-income countries lack access to high-quality health solutions. We leverage our expertise and collaborate with strong partners to develop solutions for patients in developing healthcare systems. Take for example the fight against the worm disease schistosomiasis in Africa, or the quest for an improved antimalarial.
 

Environment

We work non-stop to improve the sustainability footprint of our products while also helping our customers achieve their own sustainability goals. Take for instance the development of liquid crystal technology: when used in smartphone and tablet displays, our liquid crystals reduce the power consumption of these devices.
 

Culture

Culture inspires people and broadens their horizons. Our research and development benefits from creativity and enthusiasm. But cultural inspiration also opens people up to new ideas - it facilitates their acceptance of science, technological progress and innovation. This is why we support cultural initiatives and educational programs across the globe.
 

Corporate Responsibility Update 2015

In this interim report, you will find key indicators and a selection of the progress we have made with our corporate responsibility efforts in 2015. Every two years, we publish an in-depth Corporate Responsibility Report detailing our sustainability achievements, most recently in our 2014 CR Report.
 

Looking, listening and doing things better

We think in terms of generations instead of quarters, and we conduct our operations in a responsible manner. This ethos is what underpins our sustainable business success. We believe it's important to take an active role in shaping the future. Our products and technologies are key to achieving this because they play a major role in helping solve global challenges.
Acting responsibly means looking, listening and doing things better. We respect the interests of our employees, customers, shareholders, and society, an approach that ensures our business success. This is an integral part of our corporate strategy, which in turn underpins our corporate responsibility (CR) strategy, the basis for the responsible governance we live each and every day.
In realizing our corporate responsibility, we focus our strengths on those areas where we can have the greatest impact. We pursue three strategic spheres of activity, namely health, environment and culture. In the process, we continuously seek to hone our competitive edge while working to sustainably secure our future.
Health
Many people in low- to middle-income countries lack access to high-quality health solutions. We leverage our expertise and collaborate with strong partners to develop solutions for patients in developing healthcare systems. Take for example the fight against the worm disease schistosomiasis in Africa, or the quest for an improved antimalarial.
Environment
We work non-stop to improve the sustainability footprint of our products while also helping our customers achieve their own sustainability goals. Take for instance the development of liquid crystal technology: when used in smartphone and tablet displays, our liquid crystals reduce the power consumption of these devices.
Culture
Culture inspires people and broadens their horizons. Our research and development benefits from creativity and enthusiasm. But cultural inspiration also opens people up to new ideas - it facilitates their acceptance of science, technological progress and innovation. This is why we support cultural initiatives and educational programs across the globe.

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