THE EMD DAYCARE CENTER WAS FOUNDED IN 1968
The EMD daycare center is one of the oldest industry-operated institutions of its kind in Germany. In 1968, members of the Merck family established the daycare center association to mark the company's 300th anniversary. This association continues to operate the center today, and in 2013 it invested EUR 3.5 million in the expansion of this fixed point of the corporate culture.
The investment is a further step in a long series of sponsoring activities. It financed the addition of 1,400 square meters of space and spots for 50 more children. Now there are spots for 60 children up to three years of age, 60 spots for older children of nursery and preschool age, and an afterschool center for school children up to the age of 12. A total of 150 children of employees can be looked after at the center.