Strategy & Values
We are curious minds dedicated to human progress. We are pushing the boundaries of possibility to improve the lives of millions of people and to create sustainable value.
We believe in science and technology as a force for good
Science is at the heart of everything we do. It drives the discoveries we make and the technologies we create – and it forms the basis of our future growth.
Our strategy: Mobilize for Growth
With our “Mobilize for Growth” strategy, we are pursuing a clear ambition. We want to become the global 21st century science and technology pioneer. Our strategy is about unlocking our full potential to take the company to the next level. Our set-up is unique, thanks to our three diverse and distinct sectors, with leading positions in fast-growing science and technology markets. By creating superior value for our customers, patients, and society, we are set to shape some of the most important growth and technology trends of the 21st century.
We want to continue accelerating our leading role in science and technology. We aim to increase Group sales to approximately € 25 billion by 2025. Around 80% of the planned sales growth is to come from the “Big 3” businesses – from Process Solutions and Life Science Services within Life Science (Read more on the Life Science Strategy or on the Life Science Business), new Healthcare products (Read more on the Healthcare Strategy or on the Healthcare Business), and Semiconductor Solutions within our Electronics business sector (Read more on the Electronics Strategy or on the Electronics Business).
Sustainability is firmly anchored in our corporate strategy. Our ambition is to leverage science and technology to achieve lasting progress for mankind. For us, sustainable entrepreneurship and profitable growth go hand in hand. Through our business activities, we want to be economically successful and create value for society. In doing so, we are helping tackle the great challenges facing today’s world, such as disease, poverty, hunger, and climate change.Learn more
Quality remains a key element of our Culture
Starting in 1851 ...
Our company set standards for the purity of its products early on. 1851, Emanuel Merck personally guaranteed the quality of his products: “I always guarantee you the purity of my preparations and undertake to reimburse you for any damage that may arise through one of my preparations being impure.”
... till today
Our Quality Vision is signed by the Executive Board Members of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany and is established as a solid basis for quality in our daily business.
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Science & Technology
Science is at the heart of everything we do. Our work is fueled by the belief that science is a force for good. Get inspired by our open innovation partnerships and collaborations or learn more about our R&D approach.
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Our success is built on courage, achievement, responsibility, respect, integrity and transparency. These values shape our daily work, the way we meet challenges and our interactions with our customers, business partners and colleagues.