Sustainability

Sustainability is our key consideration, central to all operations, products and solutions. With material innovations, we solve sustainability challenges for our customers and the industry.

Go beyond limits in sustainability

Sustainability is an essential part of successful, long-term business. We aim to lead the way with ambitious targets, such as achieving climate neutrality by 2040, helping to make an energy-intensive industry more sustainable. We are aware of our role and responsibility as a major supplier to the electronics industry and take a three-pronged approach to creating real impact: by optimizing our own production, by supporting our customers, and by engaging in multi-stakeholder initiatives.

We thrive on supporting our customers on their sustainability journey by providing access to world-class, high-tech materials and technology, paving the way for made-to-measure solutions. Building on our extensive network of local sites, we actively contribute to fewer emissions, lower costs, and resource-saving business processes.

The independent Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) confirmed that our targets correspond to the current status of climate science. Consequently, we are helping to limit global warming to 1.5°C, thus meeting the requirements of the Paris Agreement.

Our long term goals

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    In 2030, we will achieve human progress for more than one billion people through sustainable science and technology. 

  • All

    By 2030, we will integrate sustainability into all our value chains. 

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    By 2040, we will achieve climate neutrality and reduce our resource consumption. 

Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany has been recognized for its outstanding commitment to sustainability through various independent rankings and assessments. These recognitions highlight our efforts towards achieving a sustainable future.

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We are constantly working on more sustainable products. One of these is complementary green solvents for use in photolithographic processes in semiconductor manufacturing. The portfolio is making a huge impact in the semiconductor wet chemical market with its outstanding environmental footprint, simple usage in a broad variety of tools, and excellent resist-dissolution performance.

Explore the Solution

Materials are a major contributor to GHG emissions from the semiconductor industry. Within the materials category, process gases used in etching and cleaning steps are the largest source. Decarbonizing the semiconductor industry won’t be easy. We all have a responsibility to do our part. Download our White Paper and let’s work together to make a difference.

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We develop ideas to set free the potential of data, thus creating new opportunities that improve people’s lives all over the world.

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Our holistic approach

The difference we make stems from a corporate culture that for more than 350 years has been driven by strong values, embodied by our understanding of sustainable entrepreneurship at all our sites around the world.

In addition, we deliver positive impact beyond our business with a traceability system for certain raw materials, sustainability criteria for every new solution or product that comes from our R&D, and social projects in local communities.

Exploring sustainability in semiconductor manufacturing: discover how EMD Electronics and industry leaders are addressing greenhouse gas emissions and environmental impact, working towards a greener future for the semiconductor industry.

Image of Kai Beckmann, Member of the Executive Board of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany and CEO Electronics Image of Kai Beckmann, Member of the Executive Board of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany and CEO Electronics

Sustainability needs collaboration. We must not think in silos or limit ourselves merely to our corporate boundaries. The entire value chain is called upon to explore new, joint paths in order to achieve even more together.

Kai Beckmann

Member of the Executive Board of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany and CEO Electronics

Our Customer Value Proposition

Quality, Supply Reliability, Health & Safety are our priorities. These core values are integrated throughout our operations to ensure the highest possible standards for our customers. 

Explore our Fundamentals

  1. Press Releases

    EMD Electronics Expands Renewable Energy Through Virtual Power Purchase Agreement ...

    EMD Electronics, the U.S. and Canada electronics business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, a leading science and technology company, today announced a major step towards executing its sustainability strategy.

    2023/05/15

  2. Press Releases

    Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany and Intel Accelerate Sustainable Semiconductor ...

    Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany and Intel Corporation are enabling more sustainable semiconductor manufacturing solutions by funding a new academic research program in Europe.

    2023/03/09

  3. Press Releases

    Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany and Micron join forces for more sustainable ...

    The test of a new gas with low global warming potential is to be just the beginning of the cooperation in the area of sustainability.

    2022/08/03

WE DRIVE PROGRESS IN THE INDUSTRY

We are a part of the Semiconductor Climate Consortium where we accelerate climate solutions and reduce the industry’s carbon footprint.

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Meet the people behind our sustainability efforts

Learn from experts at Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany how they contribute to the sustainable approach we live and have a playful experience tailored by use for you.

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The pFAS challenge

PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances) are chemicals in today’s electronics manufacturing processes. We recognize the undesirable impact PFAS have on humans and the environment. Therefore, we are taking a proactive approach and are committed to looking for alternatives to PFAS.


EMD Electronics is committed to intensifying its R&D efforts to actively promote the replacement of PFAS-related substances. We work with our customers and provide information throughout this process as a trusted partner in the Electronics industry. We are committed to ensuring sustainable supplies of our innovative products and passionate about continuously improving our products to ensure the highest performance and quality for our customers.

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