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Our basic expectations for suppliers and service partners include their compliance with fundamental environmental and social standards. Therefore, we have further developed our procurement strategies in order for our supply chain worldwide to adhere more closely to environmental, compliance and social standards and to prevent violations. Supplier Management For our business activities we need raw materials, packaging materials, technical products, components and services; in 2012, we purchased all these commodities from more than 50,000 suppliers in over 100 countries worldwide. Of the goods and services (including R&D services) procured in 2012, totaling [...]
Mission Statement and Values Corporate Responsibility UN Global Compact, Responsible Care, Social Charter, Code of Conduct Products Environment People Our products serve people’s current and future needs, and many of them contribute to environmental protection. Safety and ethical aspects matter just as much as business success. In the manufacture of our products, we seek to impact the environment as little as possible. Safety, environmental protection and quality management are absolutely essential to this goal. We strengthen our company's ability to act by recruiting, developing and motivating the most suitable employees. We want to help society function better [...]
Packaging plays an important role for our products in two ways. For one, it protects our products from external influences and ensures that they reach the customer undamaged. Secondly, packaging guarantees that the environment will not be negatively impacted by substances leaking out. The packaging has to remain safe throughout the product's entire life cycle – during transport, storage, usage, and disposal. The development of suitable packaging therefore constitutes part of our product development process and contributes to product safety. One example is our Safebreak bottles, which are coated in plastic to prevent chemicals from leaking out if the glass breaks. [...]
[...] held by women Compliance, Diversity and inclusion Principle 7: Take a precautionary approach to environmental challenges EC2, EN18, EN26, EN30, SO5 ISO 14001 Group certificate for company environmental management EHS standards implemented and updated (e.g. for process and plant safety, storage and transport, water protection, and waste management) Product safety measures (e.g. REACH, GHS, Global Product Strategy) Environmental management, Process and plant safety, Storage and transport, Water protection, Waste management, Product safety Principle 8: Promote greater environmental responsibility EN1-30, SO5, PR3-4 EHS standards implemented and updated (e.g. for [...]
[...] Group, which establishes the framework for principles, strategies and organizational structures for environment, health and safety at Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany; our Animal Welfare Policy, which describes the treatment of laboratory animals throughout the company; and our guidelines for stem cell and fertility research, which define the ethical framework for our research and development departments. In addition, we have numerous other division-specific policies, such as the Safety Policy for chemical products, with which we have established global processes for defining, steering and implementing product safety as well as the corresponding management [...]


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In the United States and Canada the subsidiaries of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany operate under the umbrella brand EMD.


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