Corporate Governance

Our investors can count on us. We are constantly adapting to the changing needs and demands of the capital market. To guarantee sustainability and transparency we abide a strict set of rules and regulations.


Transparent and trustworthy

At Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, we follow the German Corporate Governance Code. Our Statement on Corporate Governance contains the Declaration of Conformity, relevant information on practices within our company, a description of the procedures of the corporate bodies as well as targets for the percentage of leading positions held by women.

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Annual Reports
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Annual Reports

Our Financial Reporting Center provides different options to view and download our key figures and financial data. This also includes our Annual Reports.

Annual General Meeting
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Annual General Meeting

Every year, our shareholders come together to make important decisions on our company’s business. We provide comprehensive material to help them make well-informed voting decisions.

Articles of Association
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Articles of Association

Our Articles of Association specify the company’s purpose, the unique structure of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, with the family ownership as well as responsibilities and other structural processes.

Boards and Committees

Our Executive Board and Supervisory Board steer and monitor the realization of our vision together with the Board of Partners. Three Committees supervise our business activities and act as reliable and experienced advisors.

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Directors' Dealings

As required by German law, we are absolutely transparent about any transactions, above a certain threshold, made by persons discharging managerial responsibilities at Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany. This disclosure requirement prevents insider dealing and can provide capital market participants with valuable insights into judgements reached by “corporate insiders”.

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Voting Rights Notifications

Investors are required by law to inform Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, and the responsible German Authorities if certain thresholds concerning their Voting Rights are reached or crossed.

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