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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 [...]
Corporate responsibility has always been an integral part of our corporate culture. It is reflected in both our Mission Statement and our Values. Our corporate responsibility strategy allows us to systematically address the key issues impacting our business and stakeholders, with whom we maintain a close dialogue at all times. We have specified our requirements for the responsible conduct of all employees in numerous guidelines. With the help of management systems, we set and steer goals, actions and responsibilities in key action areas. Mission Statements and Values guide us in our daily work. Company values and external initiatives Our CR strategy covers three [...]
XLS Download UNGC GRI indicator Comments Reference Status 1. Strategy and Analysis 1.1 Statement from the Chief Executive Officer about the relevance of sustainability Letter from Karl-Ludwig Kley, CR strategy 1.2 Impact of business activity and its risks as well as opportunities for the company CR strategy 2. Organizational Profile 2.1 Name Company profile 2.2 Primary brands, products and services Company profile, Products 2.3 Operational structure Company profile 2.4 Location of headquarters Company profile 2.5 Countries where the organization operates Company profile, Share ownership by country 2.6 Nature of ownership and legal form Company profile 2.7 Markets [...]
Strategy and management Products Suppliers Employees Environment Society Strategy and management XLS Download Goals: CR strategy and management Strategic goal Action By? Status in 2011 and 2012 Status Improve management of CR topics Establish a CR Committee End of 2011 The CR Committee was founded in 2011. It convened four times in 2011 and 2012. Legend: Achieved In progress Not achieved New goal Products XLS Download Goals: Product safety Strategic goal Action By? Status in 2011 and 2012 Status Establish a globally uniform hazard and risk communication system for all relevant Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany chemicals in the supply chain, incorporating the [...]
[...] products The life science tools division is currently using this approach to refine its packaging strategy. Another important aspect of the strategy is that we want to deliver our products in packaging that is easy for our customers to dispose of and that helps them reduce the impact of their own activities on the environment. We are therefore working to develop reusable packaging systems and to reduce the use of foam components. Here are a few examples: For shipping, glass reagent bottles are secured separately in the packages to prevent them from bumping into each other and breaking, a task we used to accomplish with EPS (expanded polystyrene) molded foam [...]


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