TAG overview

CEO letter

At Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, the force that drives us is our purpose: We are curious minds dedicated to human progress. Collaboration is the foundation for a good future. We want our business activities to create shared value that is both measurable and makes a recognizable contribution to society. Therefore, as a company we support the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.”

Stefan Oschmann Chairman of the Executive Board and CEO
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The right treatment for the right patient

Personalized medicine could lead to a paradigm shift in the future of healthcare. For example, this approach enables us to create special tests that can be used to adapt treatments precisely to the condition of the individual patient.

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Making neglected tropical diseases history

More than a decade ago we committed ourselves to the fight against schistosomiasis. The disease has a major impact on the lives of the infected – mainly children in sub-Saharan Africa. Yet many people are not even aware of its existence or how to treat it. We want to change this.

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Into all corners of the world

We believe that technology holds the answer to many modern challenges. Connecting people in the most remote parts of the world and enabling them to harness the power of modern communication will produce solutions that change lives for the better.

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Sometimes less is more

Our products improve quality of life. Yet they also have an impact on the environment. We aim to reduce the ecological footprint of our products by challenging the status quo. That means rethinking how products are manufactured, packaged and shipped.

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Key figures

Empowering women

33% of leadership roles are held by women


Water reusage

23.3million cubic meters of water used multiple times


Save lives

>1billion schistosomiasis tablets donated since 2007


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