Issued by Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany
Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany has published its eighth Corporate Responsibility Report, covering the years 2015 and 2016. It is available online at www.emdgroup.com/cr-report.
At Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, responsible conduct is embedded in our fundamental principles of corporate governance and is an integral element of our global strategy. In this vein, we meet global challenges in a variety of ways.
In living our corporate responsibility, we focus our strengths on those areas where we can have the greatest impact. We pursue three strategic spheres of activity, namely health, environment, and culture & education. Our activities are aligned with the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals.
Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany has prepared its Corporate Responsibility Report in accordance with the comprehensive option of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) G4 guidelines. The report also documents our company’s progress in implementing the principles of the United Nations Global Compact.
About Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany
Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany is a leading science and technology company in healthcare, life science and performance materials. Around 50,000 employees work to further develop technologies that improve and enhance life – from biopharmaceutical therapies to treat cancer or multiple sclerosis, cutting-edge systems for scientific research and production, to liquid crystals for smartphones and LCD televisions. In 2016, Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany generated sales of € 15.0 billion in 66 countries.
Founded in 1668, Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany is the world's oldest pharmaceutical and chemical company. The founding family remains the majority owner of the publicly listed corporate group. Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany holds the global rights to the "Merck" name and brand. The only exceptions are the United States and Canada, where the company operates as EMD Serono, MilliporeSigma and EMD Performance Materials.