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ReportAlert.info - Merck (NYSE:MRK) publishes 2010 global corporate responsibility report

The report is themed "Discovering" to highlight the company's commitment to discovering innovative solutions to some of the world's greatest health challenges
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Friday, September 30, 2011 - 10:15am

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(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) September 30, 2011 - The global healthcare leader Merck (NYSE: MRK), known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, has launched its 2010 global corporate responsibility report – the first report developed in accordance with the Global Reporting Initiative since Merck merged with Schering-Plough in 2009. The report, which is available at http://www.reportalert.info/ra/profiles/Merck&Co/2011/?ID=41737, is themed "Discovering" to highlight the company's commitment to discovering innovative solutions to some of the world's greatest health challenges.

"Our world is changing rapidly. We recognize that expectations for companies like Merck are now higher than ever before," said Kenneth C. Frazier, president and CEO, Merck. "We, of course, need to continue to be both innovative and profitable, but need to do so in a way that protects the environment, supports communities, respects employees, and demonstrates ethical behavior."

The report presents for the first time the company's new corporate responsibility framework, which is focused on four areas that the company identified as critical to its business: Access to Health, Environmental Sustainability, Employees, and Ethics and Transparency. Readers will find metrics related to each area and a new set of key performance indicators that Merck will use to measure its progress.

In addition to the comprehensive report, Merck has published a high-level overview of its corporate responsibility approach and activities that, through profiles of employees and patients, brings to life its areas of focus. The overview is available on http://www.reportalert.info/ra/profiles/Merck&Co/2011/?ID=41737; hard copies can be requested through the Web site.

Today's Merck is a global healthcare leader working to help the world be well. Through their prescription medicines, vaccines, biologic therapies, and consumer care and animal health products, they work with customers and operate in more than 140 countries to deliver innovative health solutions. For more information, visit www.merck.com and connect with them on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.

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