Responsibility for the community

Responsibility for the community
Taking responsibility towards society is an integral part of our entrepreneurial approach. We believe that we can make an important contribution to the community through our knowledge, our skills and our products.
Our social responsibility activities are primarily focused on those areas in which we have specific expertise stemming from our core businesses. We are thus engaged in health care projects and support education, specifically in the natural sciences. We provide disaster relief in emergency situations, especially in those regions in which we also do business. In 2014, we spent a total of € 50.8 million on corporate social responsibility activities.
To increase the effectiveness and impact of our projects, we focus our resources on three global projects:
  • Through our Praziquantel Donation Program, we are partnering with the World Health Organization (WHO) to combat the worm disease schistosomiasis in African school children.
  • The Global Pharma Health Fund is a charitable initiative funded by Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany to fight counterfeit medicines in developing health care systems and emerging countries.
  • The Deutsche Philharmonie Merck is the musical ambassador of our company.
 

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