For us, scientific progress and responsible entrepreneurship go hand in hand, enabling us to create a sustainable future for everyone.

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Sustainability is a vital element of our business and a responsibility we want to fulfill every day. Through our innovation power, we strive to create long-term value for society: By fostering human progress for more than one billion people, achieving climate neutrality by 2040 and reducing our resource consumption.

Belén Garijo

Chair of the Executive Board and CEO of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany


  • Umbrella Project

    Our Director of Sustainability, Till Langner, and Senior Sustainability Program Manager, Kristin Balk, talked about the Sustainability program “Umbrella Project” …

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  • Green Solvents

    Our US Technical Service Manager David Rennie talks about Green Solvents and how they can boost the sustainability of chip production…

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  • Supplier Decarbonization

    Our Head of Sustainable Procurement, Verena Buback, and our Chief Procurement Officer, Joachim Christ, talk about the Supplier Decarbonization program…

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  1. Press Releases

    U.S. Businesses of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, Named a “Best Place to Work ...

    Company scored 100 on the "Disability Equality Index" and is recognized as a "Best Place to Work for Disability Inclusion".


  2. Press Releases

    Future Insight Prize 2023 Awarded to Khalid Salaita for Early Detection of ...

    We have awarded Khalid Salaita, Emory University, Atlanta, U.S.A., with the Future Insight Prize 2023 for research on a pandemic early alert system.


  3. Press Releases

    Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, Collaborates with Research Groups Based in ...

    Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany announced a three-year collaboration with the research group of John Hartwig at University of California, Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California.



    Our first DE&I Report opens a window into our DE&I efforts: our commitment, aspirations, culture, and initiatives, as well as partnerships we nurture beyond our business.

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  • Sustainable business

    In episode 17 of our podcast series Future Talk, our experts discuss the benefits of sustainable business practice. Listen in!
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