Merck KGaAGeneral | General Information
|Company name||Merck KGaA|
|Indicator set||GRI SRS|
|3rd party assurance||No|
|Directly affected by the disclosure of non-financial and diversity information||Yes, but do not check the declaration of conformity in the sense of the CSR reporting obligation|
Group Corporate Responsibility - Performance & Reporting
Frankfurter Str. 250
+49 (0) 6151 72 - 0
+49 (0) 6151 72 - 200
Describe your business model (including type of company, products / services)
Merck is a global science and technology company headquartered in Darmstadt, Germany. In line with our strategic direction, Merck comprises three business sectors: Healthcare, Life Science, and Performance Materials.
Our Healthcare business sector comprises the three businesses Biopharma, Consumer Health, and Allergopharma. Our Biopharma business discovers, develops, manufactures and markets innovative pharmaceutical and biological prescription drugs in four franchises: Oncology, Neurology & Immunology, Fertility, and General Medicine & Endocrinology.
In the Life Science business sector we offer innovative solutions for scientists and engineers at every stage. Our 300,000 products range from lab water systems to genome-editing tools, antibodies and cell lines, as well as end-to-end bioprocessing systems to support the manufacturing needs of both emerging biotech and large pharma companies.
Our specialty chemicals business is combined in our Performance Materials business sector. The portfolio includes high-tech chemicals for applications in fields such as consumer electronics, lighting, coatings, printing technology, paints, plastics, and cosmetics. Performance Materials comprises four business units: Display Materials, Integrated Circuit Materials, Pigments & Functional Materials, and Advanced Technologies.
In 2017, our 217 subsidiaries with employees in 66 countries generated sales of € 15.3 billion. Our 98 production sites are located across 24 countries. As of December 31, 2017, we had 52,941 employees worldwide, which compares with 50,414 on December 31, 2016. With a history of nearly 350 years, we are the oldest chemical and pharmaceutical company in the world. The general partner E. Merck KG holds around 70% of the total capital of Merck KGaA (equity interest).
We hold the global rights to the Merck name and brand. The only exceptions are Canada and the United States. In these countries, we operate as EMD Serono in the biopharmaceutical business, as MilliporeSigma in the life science business and as EMD Performance Materials in the high-tech materials business.
Additional remarks (eg indication of external audit):
- Strategy & management
- Facts & figures
- Corporate Responsibility Report 2017
- Annual Report 2017
- Merck Group